It’s nearing Christmas, right? So, what is one thing that everyone loves about Christmas? The fact you can eat as much chocolate as you like without being judged! Is that or is that not the best thing ever?
Well, this year I’ve shared some festive bakes with chocolate in or decorated with but I haven’t done a full blown chocolate galore bake yet. So, let’s change that!
Today I’m sharing with you the ultimate chocolate cookie. Like, I don’t think you get more chocolatey than todays bake and I blooming love it.
I was on Pinterest when I came across these Hot Chocolate Cookies (https://pin.it/2vhxDG0). They quite literally made my mouth salivate when looking at them so as you can imagine, I had to make some myself ASAP.
You know those bakes where they claim to be something and quite honestly, they don’t turn out that way? Well todays bake isn’t one of them. It claims to be a hot chocolate cookie and that is exactly what it is. It’s just amazing… I honestly think you guys will love these!
Category: Sweet Treat
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Chill Time: 1 Hour
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Decorating Time: 10 Minutes
Overall Time: 1Hour 30Minutes
Ingredients You Need For Cookies:
- 113g Of Unsalted Butter
- 340g Of Chocolate Chips
- 200g Of Plain Flour
- 50g Of Cocoa Powder
- 200g Of Light Brown Sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 1.5tsp Of Baking Powder
- 2tsp Of Vanilla Extract
- Bag Of Mini Marshmallows
Ingredients You Need For Decorating:
- 2tbsp Of Melted Butter
- 12g Of Cocoa Powder
- 30ml Of Hot Water
- Icing Sugar
- 2tsp Of Vanilla Extract
How To Make Cookies:
- Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
- Secondly, in a small sauce pan, melt the 113g of butter.
- Once the butter has melted, whisk in the 340g of chocolate chips. Whisk the melted butter and chocolate chips until the chocolate chips melt into a smooth chocolate sauce.
- When the chocolate chips have melted, set aside to cool.
- Next, in a large bowl, mix together the 200g of plain flour, 50g of cocoa powder and 1.5tsp of baking powder.
- Then, in another large bowl, mix the 200g of light brown sugar, 3 eggs and 2tsp of vanilla extract until well combined.
- Once the butter / chocolate mixture has cooled, mixed it into the sugar / eggs mixture.
- Slowly whisk the flour mixture into the wet mixture, a little at a time until combined.
- Now that everything’s mixed together, cover the bowl with clingfilm and place in the fridge to chill for one hour.
- Whilst the mixture is in the fridge, preheat your oven to 160C / 140C Fan / Gas Mark 3.
- When your mixture has chilled, take it out the oven.
- Using a tablespoon, spoon out a piece of the mixture and between your hands, roll it into a ball then place onto prepared baking trays.
- Continue to do this until the mixture runs out.
- Using your fingertips, lightly press the cookie down a little.
- Place the cookies into the oven for around 10 minutes. Remove the cookie from the oven, place a couple of mini marshmallows on top and then place back in the oven for 2-3 minutes.
- Once cooked, take out the oven and allow to cool on tray for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to continue to cool.
How To Decorate The Cookie:
That’s your Hot Chocolate Cookies prepared, chilled, baked, decorated and ready for you to enjoy!
- Once your cookie has completely cooled, it’s time to decorate.
- In a medium bowl, combine the 2tbsp of melted butter, 12g of cocoa powder, 30ml of hot water and 1tsp of vanilla extract.
- When combined, slowly whisk in a little at a time, the icing sugar until everything is combined (TIP: continue adding icing sugar until a drizzling consistency is made).
- Drizzle the chocolate glaze over each cookie making sure you cover the marshmallows.
- Whilst the chocolate glaze is wet, sprinkle on some sprinkles.
- Finally, let the cookies set for around 30 minutes before serving.
These quite literally look like a child’s made them but this is what Christmas is all about. If your not good at decorating yourself or you want something to do with the little ones – this is the perfect bake for you.
Who needs to drink a hot chocolate when you can eat one instead? I know what one I’d rather reach for *wink wink*.
Let me know in the comments below if you make these yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. Are you converted to eating hot chocolate instead of drinking it?
Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,