Friday, December 7, 2012

Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

This afternoon I got home from teaching a little early since my afternoon class was off on an ice skating field trip. Since it's Friday and the weekend is almost upon us I decided I would make my wife a little treat for when she gets home from work. (I also forgot to get her some St. Nick's Day presents yesterday so I thought I would try and make up for it today). My wife loves cookies so I thought I would make a batch of chocolate chip cookies so they would be fresh out of the oven when she got home.

 I found a very highly rated recipe from Allrecipes.com and got to work! I decided to make a half recipe since I only had half a bag of chocolate chips. However, I soon realized I was missing some key ingredients (whoops!) so I made up a different recipe on the spot. I basically simplified the recipe I had been using and added hot chocolate mix in hopes of filling in for the lack of brown sugar. The cookies turned out to be super delicious so I thought I would share my DIY improvised recipe.

The first of two batches of Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

Check out below for the recipe to make your own batch!


Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (Makes about 18 big cookies)

  • 1/2 cup (4oz or 1 stick) of softened butter
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup instant hot cocoa mix (I used Swiss Mix Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa) 
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips

Baking Instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 
  2. In large bowl mix butter, sugar, and hot cocoa. Mix in egg, vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Then add flour and chocolate chips. 
  3. Use a big spoon and make large roundish cookie dough blobs. 
  4. Bake for 12 minutes for soft gooey cookies, and about 15 minutes for slightly more crisp cookies. 
  5. Let cool for about 5 minutes after taking them out of the oven. 


Delicious Soft Centered Hot Cocoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies have a delicious soft center and a crispy outside. They almost taste like a cross between a cookie and brownie. They are super easy to make so I hope that you get a chance to enjoy them yourself!

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    office cleaning | residential cleaning

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