These Hot Chocolate Cookies will make for a great Christmas cookie when you are baking this winter. A chocolate thumbprint cookie topped with marshmallow icing and some chocolate drizzle. Just like a cup of Hot Cocoa. Perfect for cookie exchanges and holiday cookie plates.
Hot Chocolate Cookies
I love when fall arrives and I start experimenting with new cookie ideas to include in our cookie gifts for the holiday season. We spend a week baking all sorts of different cookies for neighbors, family, and friends. We bake them up and toss a variety of different holiday themed cookies into a gift box lined with tissue paper. Such an inexpensive and fun Christmas gift to give.
I am looking forward to sharing all sort of Christmas Cookie ideas for you this year. This Hot Chocolate Cookie idea is the first of many to come. Hot chocolate during the cold months is simply the best. I shared our Hot Cocoa Mix with you last week. That mix was the inspiration for this yummy thumbprint cookie.
Hot Chocolate can not be complete without marshmallows so I added in a nice dollop of marshmallow icing to replicate the flavors of a mug of hot chocolate but in a yummy cookie form.
These cookies come together quite easily and I know they will be great in our holiday cookie boxes. My hubby is not a big cookie fan and he ate quite a few of them. The kids tossed a couple in their lunchboxes on Friday and they were excited to consume the last of the batch this weekend. They were a hit!
This cookie is relatively inexpensive and is not difficult to make at all. With just a few ingredients, an hour to chill, and you will have a batch ready to serve or gift.
1/2 cup softened Butter
2/3 cup Sugar
2 tbsp Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Flour
1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 cup softened Butter
1 cup Powdered Sugar
3 1/2 oz Marshmallow Creme
1/4 tsp Vanilla
I added a bit of melted chocolate strips on top. Just place some chocolate melting chips in a zip lock bag, and heat until melted. Snip the corner and add your streaks of chocolate if you like the addition.
Whisk together the flour and cocoa and set aside.
Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl.
Beat in the egg milk and vanilla.
Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture and mix well.
Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
Preheat oven to 350.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
Form into 1″ balls and place about 2″ apart on prepared sheet.
Using your thumb, make an indentation in each ball.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until center is set.
Allow cookies to cool.
Cream butter and vanilla with a mixer until fluffy.
Gradually add in powdered sugar until incorporated.
Fold in marshmallow creme.
Transfer to piping bag with a round tip.
Frost each cookie.
Do you gift cookies during the holidays? These will be included in our cookie gifts this year. So simple, inexpensive, and delish.
Looking for other holiday cookie ideas? Be sure to check out some of these Holiday cookie ideas that I have shared…