#12DaysOfChristmas Day Two – Hot Chocolate Brownie Cookies

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

  1. Melt chocolate chips and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Transfer to a bowl and let cool slightly.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth. Add in cooled chocolate mixture.
  3. Gradually add in flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Mix until fully combined. Refridgerate for 2 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 325* and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Roll chilled dough into balls, flatten the balls slightly. Bake for 10 minutes.
  6. 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)!
  7. In a saucepan over medium heat melt additional chocolate and whipping cream let cool slightly. Drizzle on top of each cookie.

Enjoy,

-Adele

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