I love Christmas cookies and other goodies, but I generally don't enjoy baking the cookies. I leave that to other family members that actually enjoy it. However, a few weeks ago I happened across a virtual cookie swap coordinated by Julie of White Lights on Wednesday. The premise was simple: write out your favorite holiday cookie recipe and mail a copy to one person. They make your recipe and blog about it, then everyone links up for one big virtual recipe exchange. I received a recipe for Hot Cocoa Cookies from Susan at Adventures in My Kitchen.
recipe on her blog called for raspberry soda pop base or extract, so I thought that would be a yummy choice. I popped in to a local grocery store to pick up some extract, but THEY DIDN'T HAVE ANY!!!!! I almost settled for orange since that was the only hot chocolate-compatible flavor they had. Then I spotted my secret ingredient:
Raspberry Hot Cocoa Cookies
1 stick + 2 Tbsp room temperature butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 packet Duncan Hines Frosting Creations flavor mix in White Chocolate Raspberry
1 1/2 cups + 2 Tbsp. flour
2 packets (or a heaping 1/4 cup) hot cocoa mix
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
Cream together butter and sugars. Add egg and frosting flavor mix.
Combine all dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Mix with wet ingredients. (Batter will be very thick.)
Scoop onto baking sheet.
Bate at 350 for 8-11 minutes. Immediately after removing from oven, top with three mini marshmallows. Allow to cool, then enjoy!
Be sure to check out the other recipes included in this blog hop!