Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Leftover Christmas Cookies ... with Hot Chocolate, Marshmallow and Candy Canes!

HoCho Cookies
Hot Chocolate Cookies ... Made from Holiday Leftovers!

Ok, ok, ok — we are all thinking the thought we never thought we would: "I can't eat any more sweets." And, if you're like me, you still have a ton stockpiled after the holiday.  Solution? Do it big. 

I give you Leftover Christmas Cookies ... That's right, a cookie recipe to use up your leftover candy canes, chocolate and cocoa.  I found a Cocoa Cookie recipe on the Swiss Miss website and made a few holiday candy changes. So, thank you Swiss Miss


  • 3/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 envelopes Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa Mix (this recipe is derived from one on the Swiss Miss website)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 6-8 oz Chocolate chips or Christmas chocolate broken into chunks 
  • 6 candy canes, crushed
  • 1/2 cup small marshmallows

Cream sugars and butter, mix in vanilla and egg.
Blend in dry ingredients.
Add smashed candy canes (I got to use a hammer!), broken Christmas chocolate and marshmallows.
Roll into half inch balls, smaller dollops are best because dough spreads, and bake at 350 on a greased baking sheet for about 10 minutes.
Allow to cool on sheet for a few minutes and then allow cookies to harden on a cooling rack.
Enjoy the ooey, gooey, peppermint candied HoCho goodness! 

1 comment:

  1. Hi my dear ; hope you are doing great; really loving the hocho cookies with a nice presentation :)
    You have been nominated by me for "Liebster Award"
    See the Link : Liebster Award forwarded by Recipes Passion :)
    Congrats ~~
    Love Monu Teena


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