The goal of my blog is to encourage my readers to embrace their inner housewife diva and do some baking of their own!! Baking is supposed to be cool, fun, and maybe even a little glamorous–but it doesn’t have to be perfect. I see no shame in using a mix or pre-made dough. As long as you make something that puts a smile on the face of someone you love, that is all that matters. Also, baking is a perfect excuse to slap on some glittery eyeshadow and a cute apron. Just sayin’.
A big huge thanks to Christy for letting me share what I love with her readers!! She has the absolute cutest blog, and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to visit you all.
My husband swears that everything I make tastes better than when he does it. Even hot chocolate. The instant kind. And I’m pretty sure that he just says that to get out of cooking, but when it comes to the hot chocolate I believe him.
Because I have a super secret method to making hot chocolate. Wanna know what it is?
Okay. Listen carefully. Lean in real close so I can whisper it to you.
YOU START BY BOILING WATER!!!!!!
Sorry for yelling. I really got you, didn’t I?
Okay, now put some hot chocolate powder in your mug. Whatever the normal amount is. And then add the same amount to your mug two more times. What we are going for here, is three times the recommended amount of hot chocolate powder. Then add your hot water, stir it up, and sprinkle marshmallows on top. Then sprinkle seven more marshmallows on top of that.
That’s it. That’s the secret.
Unless you want to get really crazy and take the whole thing over the top by serving the hot chocolate with….oh, I don’t know….maybe a Hot Chocolate Cookie?
I found this recipe for Hot Chocolate Cookies on Tasty Kitchen, and it had really awesome reviews. My husband says they are some of the best cookies he’s ever had.
Hot Chocolate Cookies
2 sticks Salted Butter- At Room Temperature
1 cup White Granulated Sugar
⅔ cups Packed Light Brown Sugar
2 whole Large Eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ¼ cups All-purpose Flour
4 packages (1 Oz. Packets, NOT Sugar-free) or 1/2 cup Hot Chocolate Mix
1 teaspoon salt
1 ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
1 cup Each White, Milk, And Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
Mini marshmallows, for garnish
Heat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. In a separate bowl, combine flour, hot chocolate mix, salt and baking soda. Add to wet ingredients in 3 to 4 parts, making sure all is incorporated. Fold in chips. Chill the dough for an hour or so.
Use a 1/4 cup as a scoop to scoop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are golden brown. If you are adding mini marshmallows, I pressed them into the cookies about a minute before I was ready to take them out of the oven. Wait until they puff slightly, and remove the tray to a cooling rack. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.
This recipe was originally from Tasty Kitchen user, Elimandelela, so click HERE if you want to check out her profile and original recipe.
Thanks again to Christy for inviting me over. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday full of glitter and lots of cookies!!