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Holiday Baking- Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups

Dec 19 2016 | Maple Crest

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HOT CHOCOLATE COOKIE CUPS

Cookies are basically the point of Christmas, right?Want more easy cookie ideas . Here's Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups Recipe. These mini cocoa cups are almost too cute to eat!

INGREDIENTS

COOKIES
3/4 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. milk
1 large egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 c. cocoa
1/4 tsp. salt
10 oz. mini marshmallows

TOPPING
1/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. chocolate-covered pretzels
Red, green, and white nonpareils

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a mini cupcake pan with cooking spray.
2. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add milk, egg, and vanilla and mix until combined.
3. In another bowl, whisk dry ingredients, then add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined. Dough will be thick. Make tablespoon balls and press into bottom of each mini muffin cup. Press down centers to make indentation. (You want each cup to be 3/4 full.)
4. Bake until edges look set but centers still look a little undercooked, 6 to 7 minutes.
5. Remove cookie cups from oven and press marshmallows into centers. Return cookies to oven until marshmallows puff and melt, 1 to 2 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and let cool 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Once cookies are cool, melt chocolate chips in microwave.
7. Break off pieces of chocolate-covered pretzels and use melted chocolate to stick them to sides of cookie cups. Let set.
8. Drizzle chocolate over the tops of marshmallows and garnish with sprinkles. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.