Santa's Hot Cocoa Cookies

Santa's Hot Cocoa Cookies
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Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies


1 11.5-ounce package milk chocolate chips, divided
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 6-ounce package Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries Cherry Juice Infused
2 cups miniature marshmallows


Preheat oven to 350º F. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.

Pour ¾ cup chocolate chips into a large, uncovered microwave-safe bowl. Set remaining chocolate chips aside. Microwave chocolate chips for 1 ½ to 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is smooth.

Add brown sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat at medium high speed, scraping bowl often, until mixture is creamy and lighter in color (1 minute).

Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (1 minute).

Stir in Craisins® Dried Cranberries and remaining chocolate chips.

Drop by 1-1/2 tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove cookie sheet from oven and top each cookie with 4 or 5 miniature marshmallows. Cool completely on wire racks.

Return cookie sheet to oven and continue baking until cookies and marshmallows are slightly puffed (2 to 3 minutes).

Cool cookies on parchment paper 5 minutes. Remove cookies from cookie sheet; finish cooling on wire rack. Store in covered container.

Makes 2-1/2 dozen cookies.


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Ann Richardson

These are delicious. Double chocolate (kind of like hot molten cake out of oven). At first recipe looks like brownie batter when mixing the dough. The cranberries are great in it too - the thang/sweet surprise. Stores good too though they taste different than warm from the oven -- like chocolate candy bar. Baking it twice little more work but worth the extra effort. Enjoy

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