Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hot Chocolate Cookies


Getting a KitchenAid for Christmas has turned me into a cookie recipe experimenter.  It takes my most unfavorite part of cookie baking and makes it effortless........ 

It creams the butter to perfection.

No wearing out your stirring arm.  You flip a switch and just stand there.  Or walk away and do something else.

It.  Is.  Amazing. 

So now I want to make cookies all the time.  And one specific recipe on Pinterest caught my eye.

Hot Chocolate Cookies?

Yes, please...........



 Hot Chocolate Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons hot chocolate mix (just the powder)
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, cream together shortening, softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, baking soda, salt, flour and hot chocolate powder.  Add to the butter/sugar mixture and combine.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Chill dough in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to avoid cookies from flattening.  After your dough has chilled, drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 8 minutes or until set up but the centers are still soft.

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I made these for a Super Bowl shindig last weekend.  

At one point people were shoving them in their pockets.


Kidding.

But they were all gone by halftime.








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37 comments:

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    1. Thank you!!!!!!!!! Yes, they are GOOOOOODDD!

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  2. Yummy! Hot chocolate mix to a cookie recipe...makes it sound even more divine.

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  3. These look delicious! What a great!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  4. This looks so delicious. I just had a link up go live and would love for you to come and join us.
    http://countrifiedhicks.blogspot.com/2013/02/mondays-with-countrified-hicks-2.html

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    1. Thanks for the invite!!!!!! I'll head that way!

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  5. These cookies sound wonderful
    We usually makde a chocolate cake - using hot-chocolate mix, and it's a very popular cake around here
    I must try these cookies as well :)

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  6. I need to make these now. I mean it's 1:00 am, so maybe not right now. But tomorrow I am totally making them!

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  7. OOh those look yummy! I got a KitchenAid recently and I completely agree...butter is creamed to perfection. I feel like up until now all those times I thought I was creaming butter I was really failing. Haha!

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  8. Those make me drool! "Get your own tots!"

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  9. Sounds so good--I might have to try these! Found you via the Countrified Hicks linkup. :)

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    1. Let me know if you do!!!!!!!!! Thanks for dropping in!

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  10. my least favorite part is getting my kitchenaid off the top of my fridge when I want to use it- there will be a horrific accident someday!

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  11. MMmmmm, that does sound tasty! Dipped in hot cocoa would be the perfect cozy snowed in night!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  12. It is almost lunchtime and I'm now seriously contemplating eating cookies for lunch. I mean, they have eggs, right? They're practically health food.

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  13. These look absolutely delicious - I have never used hot chocolate as an ingredient (only cocoa powder), so will have to try them.

    I am also a total Kitchen Aid convert - I honestly don't know how I baked without it. I think I use it pretty much everyday.

    Found you via the Marvellous Mondays blog hop and looking forward to following on Bloglovin.

    Kate x
    http://www.kateathome.com/

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    1. YAHOOOO! Thank you so much!!!!!!!! I'll head your way too!

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  14. Saw your cookies at Frugal Foodie Mama's party ... These sound awesome!! :) Thanks for sharing!

    Brenda
    ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  15. Stopping by from the Countrified Hicks' linky. :) These look so yummy! Can't wait ot try 'em!

    Christine :)
    MyEpicureanAdventures.com

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    1. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, aren't those crazy mixers THE BEST INVENTION EVER?!?!

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  16. Hey, I'm a new follower! Found you at the Monday meet-up!

    Follow back? :)

    xoxo
    ochibernadas.blogspot.com

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  17. Yum! BTW, I'm hosting a giveaway for HQCD. You could win a pair of pear drop earrings and your choice of handmade lip balm. Check it out!

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  18. Oh my goodness, you had me sold with the title of these cookies! :-) Coming over to visit from Melt in Your Mouth Monday. Please stop by and link up with my "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I'd love to have you join us. :-)

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    1. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!! I just DID!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Glad you are enjoying your food processor. I was hopeless as a baker before we got one. Your cookies look delicious. Thank you for sharing them with us on foodie friday.

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  20. i've got the batter for this chilling right now! :)

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    1. Eeeeeekkkk! Ohhhh I hope you love them! Let me know!

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  21. hi, i'm following the "clever chicks" blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

    http://www.blackinkpaperie.blogspot.com

    thanks
    new follower bev

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  22. YUM! These sound so good, I might just have to make them today! Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Link Party!

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