Snow Day!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

 Hot Cocoa Cookies

Thank goodness for my guys, school and Army were canceled today because of a pretty light dusting of snow. (Oh Texas. Overreact much?) So I thought cookies were in order. And *gasp* I just so happened to have everything to make these. (Because I went to the store and bought all of this last night!)

 Here are all of the ingredients in their pretty little bowls. Unbleached flour, sugar, cocoa powder, eggs, vanilla, baking soda and salt, unsalted butter, marshmallow fluff, milk chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows. For the amounts, head over to howsweeteats because it is her genius, not mine! ;)

Now the recipe says to cream together the eggs, vanilla, butter, and sugar all at once. I did it like that but next time, I'd probably do the butter and sugar and then add the eggs and vanilla.

It'll look like this. At least it should. If it doesn't, go with it. It'll probably be ok anyway.

Again, the recipe says to dump in all of the dry ingredients and go to town. This time I didn't listen. That's just too much dry at once. So I mixed in the cocoa, baking soda, and salt first.

And I got this nasty mess. But it's ok. It turns out nummy.

Now we dump in the flour. This is a very, very thick dry batter. My mixer didn't like it. But it powered through. Good job, Jack. I named him Jack. Like Black Jack. See? Because he's black. And Jack just sounds like a good tough name. And if he makes me mad, I can tell him to hit the road. (But I won't because I lurrrrrv my mixer.)

 Here's the batter without the good stuff. See how thick? Ooooh I forgot a step. After you mix in the flour, mix in the marshmallow fluff.

Throw the chips and marshmallows in. I threw in a couple of extra handfuls of marshmallows because I love them.

The final batter! The recipe says to put them in the fridge for a half hour to an hour. Well pffft to that. I want cookies now! So I put them in there while I preheated the oven. That was my nod to the directions.

The directions also say to roll them into a ball. I don't like to get dirty. This is why I bought a cookie scoop. Best. thing. ever.

Bake them at 350 for 8 minutes if you're using the scoop. The directions say let them cool before moving them to a cooling rack but NO. Get them off before all that marshmallow gooeyness sets on the pan like cement. Pics aren't as great today. Chris wasn't very patient.

And yes, they taste JUST LIKE hot cocoa with marshmallows!