Sweets to Warm Your Heart

Want to beat the winter blues?  For some, a cup of hot cocoa might do the trick. But for us a baked goody is in order…especially since its Saturday!!!  Coincidentally, we ran across a recipe for hot cocoa cookies put out by none other than Swiss Miss herself. They are sure to warm your belly and if you are lucky enough to make them with a sister or loved one, we’re sure they will warm your heart too. (Awwww…ooooh! Cheesy, we know!)

hot cocoa cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup or 4 envelopes Swiss Miss® Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix (Do not use No Sugar Added mix)
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup semi–sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Kraft® Jet-Puffed® Vanilla Mallow Bits

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with standing mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine next 4 ingredients. Gradually beat into butter mixture until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and Mallow Bits. Cover and chill 1 hour. Drop 2 tablespoons dough, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes; remove to wire racks and cool.

Recipe from Swiss Miss

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