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Hot Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Introduction:

Experience the cozy comforts of winter with our Hot Chocolate Brownie Cookies – a delightful fusion of rich, fudgy brownies and comforting hot cocoa, all packed into a chewy and indulgent cookie. These cookies offer the perfect balance of chocolatey goodness and warm, comforting flavors, making them the ultimate treat for chilly days and cozy nights by the fire. Whether enjoyed as a festive dessert or a sweet snack, these cookies are sure to bring joy and warmth to every bite.

Why We Love This Recipe:

✔️ Rich Chocolate Flavor: Indulge in the decadent taste of chocolatey goodness, with every bite bursting with fudgy brownie goodness. ✔️ Comforting and Cozy: Experience the warmth and comfort of hot cocoa in cookie form, perfect for snuggling up with on cold winter days. ✔️ Easy to Make: Whip up a batch of these cookies with simple ingredients and straightforward instructions, making them a delightful addition to your holiday baking repertoire.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces (225g) semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups (160g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (20g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

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  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (180g) chocolate chips or chunks
  • Mini marshmallows, for topping (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the Oven and Prepare Baking Sheets:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  2. Melt Butter and Chocolate:
    • In a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, melt the butter and chopped semi-sweet chocolate, stirring occasionally, until smooth and combined. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  3. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until well combined. Set aside.
  4. Combine Sugars and Eggs:
    • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  5. Add Chocolate Mixture:
    • Gradually pour the melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture, stirring until well combined.
  6. Incorporate Dry Ingredients:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
    • Fold in the chocolate chips or chunks until evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.
  7. Form Cookie Dough Balls:
    • Using a cookie scoop or spoon, portion the dough into balls and place them onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
    • Gently press a few mini marshmallows onto the tops of each cookie dough ball, if desired.
  8. Bake the Cookies:
    • Place the baking sheets in the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are set and the centers are slightly soft.
    • Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Once cooled, serve the Hot Chocolate Brownie Cookies with a mug of hot cocoa for the ultimate winter treat. Enjoy the cozy comforts of chocolatey goodness with every bite!

Notes:

  • For an extra indulgent touch, sprinkle a pinch of flaky sea salt on top of each cookie before baking.
  • Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or freeze for longer storage.

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