Baking with Bitsy- Hot Cocoa Cookies
It's December 1st! The Holiday Season is upon us at last! In our house that means the decorations are up, the tree is planned, the elf has arrived, and the mass goodie baking has begun.
Christmas baking is a tradition that has been handed down to me from my own mother. I have many fond memories of baking tons of delicious cookies that only came out at Christmas time. It's a tradition I enjoy passing on to my own children. Currently the most passionate baker in our household is Bitsy.
Bitsy is 7 years old, she's totally into all things sparkly and girlie and she LOVES "Mommy and Me" time doing things like baking cookies. So I asked her if she would like to be featured on my business blog, to which she enthusiastically agreed. So over the next few weeks we'll be hosting a series of baking posts affectionately called "Baking with Bitsy" and we will showcase some of our favorite recipes.
Today's choice is a family favorite Hot Cocoa Cookies from Glorious Treats.
This recipe has a few steps, and isn't your typical cookie recipe. One thing we must stress is follow the recipe exactly, don't worry about that the dough doesn't look like cookie dough. I promise they will turn out great!
So first we start by melting some glorious chocolate and butter and other good stuff together.
You want it smooth and velvety
Then we set it to the side to cool down while we get started on the rest of the cookie dough. Bitsy says you need lots of flour.
And you add all the other dry ingredients as well then set that bowl to the side
Then you get a new bowl and you beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla together, then slowly add your cooled chocolate.
Then you slowly mix in all your dry ingredients, and you mix until it's got a sloppy brownie like consistency.
Then it goes in the fridge and you wait patiently for half an hour (or about the length of one Netflix show) Then it comes out and you preheat your oven to 325*F
Next you form it into balls, we use a rounded 1 TBSP measuring spoon to get the best sized scoops. Then roll them in your hands and place them on the cookie sheet.
Then once they are on the sheet, flatten them ever so slightly and put them in the oven for 12 minutes. At the 12 minute mark, bring them out and place half a marshmallow on top.
Then you put them back in the oven and bake them for 2-3 more minutes, but watch them closely, you want the marshmallows to start melting but not burn. Then your bring them out and let them cool on the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to the cooling rack.
So the recipe will go on to tell you about icing and sprinkles. Definitely do this if you want to! We've found that Bitsy's Daddy prefers the cookies with no icing and sprinkles, so we compromise. He says this way they are like biting into the perfect cup of hot cocoa!
We are having technical difficulties attaching the recipe so find it here Hot Cocoa Cookies
Until next time!
- Rosina and Bitsy