Lately, I’ve been in this jumbo cooking-making mode. I think it’s because jumbo cookies look so much like bakery cookies. They’re nice and thick and chewy…a cookie you can really sink your teeth into! So when I saw a recipe for Hot Chocolate Cookies at Blue Jeans and Cotton Tees, I decided to give them a try. I just used milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips, leaving out the white chocolate chips from the original recipe; but even without the white chocolate chips, these cookies are still stuffed with plenty of chocolate! The batter is very thick, too, so your arms will get a good workout when you’re stirring these up! 🙂 This recipe makes 22-24 good-sized cookies. I think they’re a great winter treat…with a big mug of hot cocoa, of course!
JUMBO HOT CHOCOLATE COOKES (adapted from Blue Jeans and Cotton Tees)
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 to 2/3 cup of your favorite hot cocoa mix (don’t use sugar-free)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, hot chocolate mix, salt and baking soda. Add to wet ingredients slowly, making sure it is all incorporated. Then fold in the milk chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Like I mentioned earlier, this batter is really thick, so you may need to work the chocolate chips into the batter with your hands.
Using a 1/4 cup measuring scoop, place the dough on a greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet (I baked 6 cookies at a time on the sheet because of their bigger size).
Bake for 11-15 minutes (the original recipe says 9-11 minutes, but my baking time was longer). Let the cookies cool slightly before removing from the pans. Cool on wire racks or eat them hot and gooey from the oven–they’re great both ways!
NOTE: If you like marshmallows in your hot cocoa, you may want to make these cookies with a hot cocoa mix that has those tiny marshmallow bits in it!
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Gosh, these sound yummy too!!!!
People really love these cookies–hope you get a chance to try them out!
What a creative recipe! They look so good!
At first glance I thought the cookie image was jumping out at me. lol
But they sure do look yummy!
Yes, that top cookie does look like it’s ready to pop out of the screen! 🙂
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These sound really good! Definitely look like they’re loaded with chocolate!
These look excellent – I love trying out new chocolate chip cookie recipes and have never made one with hot cocoa mix before. Thanks for posting the recipe!
You’re welcome, Carol! 🙂
Great idea to add hot chocolate to the cookies! I would gobble these right up
I’m hosting a weekly link up, Sweet Tooth Friday, and I’d love to have you share your recipe. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/10/vanilla-donuts/
They looks so yummy! Im kinda in a pickle with cookes, they never turn out they way I want them..guess I should practice more:)
I think you would like these–if you decide to try them, let me know how they turn out for you!
I’m so glad you liked them! They are still a big favorite here! 🙂
Yes, these are great cookies, Melinda! I’m so glad I found them on your blog! 🙂
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I LOVE this! Come on ova’ and link up to WHASSUP!!! xoxokara
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These sound so good!!! I will have to give them a try and I’ll use the packs with mini marshmallows, great idea!
Wow! Delicious but VERY sweet! I added the 2/3 cup of hot cocoa so next time I think I’ll add 1/2 cup and same with the brown sugar. I also added the mini marshmallow bits to the batter and made the 2nd batch smaller.
Yes, these cookies are pretty sweet–I’m sure they’ll work fine with your changes to make them less sweet next time!