Cookies are the star of the Christmas baking season. Whether it is a snickerdoodle, chocolate chip or a gingerbread cookie, dozens of batches are being baked in hopes of impressing the big man: Santa.
It’s no secret Santa can pound back beyond his fair share of cookies! In a night filled with cookies, you’ve gotta leave the big man some cookies that surpass his expectations. With that in mind I’ve got a recipe that will ensure he makes your house the first stop of year, every year!
Hot Chocolate Brownie Cookies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar, packed
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 12-15 large marshmallows
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, additional
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
Assembling the Cookies
- Melt chocolate chips and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly.
- In a separate bowl, mix brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Add in cooled chocolate mixture.
- Gradually add in flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Mix until fully combined. Refridgerate for 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 325* and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll chilled dough into balls, flatten the balls slightly. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove the cookies and add a marshmallow to each cookie. Return to oven to bake for 3 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet (not a rack)!
- In a saucepan over medium heat melt additional chocolate and whipping cream let cool slightly. Drizzle on top of each cookie.