The holidays have arrived and with it the shopping, the gifts – and who could forget the holiday parties? I love the merriment it all brings – gathering together with friends, letting neighbors know how much you appreciate them and leaving small tokens of gratitude for everyone from the mailman to teachers. Whipping up fresh baked goods during the holidays is one of my favorite ways to let people know that I’m thinking of them, but there are so many recipes out there to choose between. From snickerdoodles and sugar cookies to macadamias and ginger breads, finding the right recipe can be tough! However this year, I wanted to try a fun spin on another classic holiday treat – hot cocoa. Bonus, this Hot Cocoa Cookies Recipe is so easy to make thanks to the new “cake cookie” trend and require just six ingredients.
One of the things I like about the new cake cookie trend is that it allows me to swap out butter for options like Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil. The best part is, I don’t have to sacrifice taste or beauty in my recipes, just take a look at these cookies!
Hot Cocoa Cookies Recipe
Hot Cocoa Cookies - Made with Cake Batter!
- 1 Box Chocolate Cake Mix
- 2 Packets Hot Cocoa Drink Mix
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Crisco® Pure Vegtable Oil
- Mini Marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix dry ingredients together.
Add wet ingredients to dry mixture.
Stir until everything is wet and mixed well.
Put in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
Place parchment paper on cookie sheet.
Drop balled tablespoons of cookie dough onto the parchment paper.
Bake 9 minutes.
Gently press 2-3 mini marshmallows into each cookie.
Bake an additional 2-3 minutes.
After a quick trip to Publix for staples like eggs, Crisco® Pure Vegtable Oil and vanilla, we were ready to get our bake on.
These cookies are so easy to prepare, but they do need to be watched. I recommend setting a timer for the first 9 minutes, pulling the cookies and cooking an additional minute at a time for the remaining 2-3 minutes.
I prefer these guys washed down with a cup of cocoa but milk is just as good too. Place these cookies in a dessert bag and pair them with your Snowman Soup in a Jar for a super cute holiday gift.
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What is your favorite recipe to make for the holidays?
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