These Kahlua Hot Chocolate Cookies are a rich, decadent bite for your holiday dessert table. A soft pillow of chocolate, with a touch of Kahlua, topped with marshmallows and a caramel drizzle, what’s not to love?
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It’s the last day of #ChristmasCookies Week and despite this, I still have cookies on the brain. I’m already menu-planning for our annual holiday party / open house (you can find previous menus in the index, under Menus) and like always, I’m struggling with the list of old favorites and new recipes that I’ve bookmarked and longed to try. Do I make our family favorite, cranberry white chocolate oatmeal cookies or a classic from my childhood, like spritz?
I got soooo many other great ideas this week. I mean, just look at this Pinterest board. There are dozens that I want to try. Which are some of your favorites?
Today’s recipe is on the short list of ones that I’ll probably remake for the holiday party. It was well received the day I showed up with a platter at the bus stop. Rich dark chocolate, sweet marshmallows and an indulgent caramel drizzle – SO GOOD! These cookies bake up very soft, and stayed soft for the couple days that they lasted in my house. I know that if they end up on my holiday dessert table, they’ll be gone before the night is over.
Once again, thank you to Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting #ChristmasCookies Week! And a huge thank you to our sponsors Adams Extract and Millican Pecan Company for supporting the bloggers and events like Christmas Cookies Week. Now be sure to check out the recipe from my blogging friends below, then my recipe, and FINALLY, at the bottom of this post, enter to win the giveaway.
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Kahlua Hot Chocolate Cookies
These Kahlua Hot Chocolate Cookies are a rich, decadent bite for your holiday dessert table. A soft pillow of chocolate, with a touch of Kahlua, topped with marshmallows and a caramel drizzle, what's not to love?
- 1 c. unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1 1/2 c. granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs at room temperature
- 1 Tbs. Kahlua
- 2 c. all-purpose flour
- 2/3 c. cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. table salt
- 1 c. mini marshmallows
- caramel for drizzling (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F. Set 2 24-count silicon mini-muffin pans on baking sheets and set aside.
In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low and add eggs and Kahlua until just incorporated. Scrape down sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula and mix again, if needed.
With the mixer on low speed, slowly add flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt, mixing until just combined.
Use an ice cream scoop to portion cookie dough into prepared muffin pans (you should get about 36 cookies). Top each with 3-4 mini marshmallows, gently pressing them into the top of the dough.
Cook in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, rotating baking sheets halfway through. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool for about 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Cookies should be stored in an airtight container until serving.
Drizzle caramel over cookies just prior to serving.
This recipe was adapted from 2 Cookin’ Mamas
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