Hot Chocolate Cookies // 12 Days of Christmas Day 2

Happy Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas! If you missed yesterday’s post, you can catch up here! Today I am sharing a yummy recipe I tried this past weekend. These are hot chocolate cookies, and I actually used two different types of real hot chocolate to make them! You can serve them at your next holiday party, give them away in a little Christmas tin as a gift, or even set them out for Santa.

I followed this recipeΒ from Cookies & Cups, but adjusted it a teeny bit. πŸ™‚ As I mentioned, the recipe calls for 1/2 cup of powdered hot chocolate mix, which is great because I am pretty sure everyone has some in their kitchen this time of year! (I actually had some left over from last winter!)

After mixing up the batter, you can add the mix-ins of your choice. The recipe recommends chocolate chips and marshmallow bits. However I actually used some Hotel Chocolat hot chocolate, as it is real chocolate flakes that you would normally melt into warm milk. It is a perfect fancy substitute for chocolate chips! Hotel Chocolat has so many flavors of hot chocolate such as gingerbread spice, 100% dark, and salted caramel, so the possibilities are endless!

I served the cookies with a dusting of powdered sugar and a glass of hot cocoa topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with the chocolate flakes (because you can never have too much chocolate πŸ˜‰ .)

Have a wonderful day! Let me know in the comments below what YOUR favorite Christmas cookie is!


Today’s Yankee Candle from the 12 Day’s of Christmas candle collection is Mistletoe which smells like fresh pine needle, sweet clove, and spice. I love it! Today’s tea from my 24 Days of Tea calendar is Drops, a blend of anise, cardamom, and fennel. I didn’t know what anise was, so I looked it up. It is a Mediterranean plant in the parsley family. I think this will be an interesting tea to try! Don’t forget to go check out my mom’s Day 2 post today which is all about Christmas pjs. πŸ™‚

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  • Reply Sue December 14, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Absolutely loving this, Madison, thank you for the cookie recipe link, I love to bake cookies and this one sounds great, as does the fragrance of your candles.

  • Reply Nicole December 14, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    These look so Yum! Picturing myself having these with a cup of black tea!!

  • Reply Stephanie December 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Ooooh, these cookies look and sound amazing! Just last night I stocked up hot cocoa so I could definitely whip up some of these tasty treats with my son πŸ™‚ Thank you for sharing, dear Madison.

    And as for a favorite cookie….my mom would always make candy cane cookies. The dough is divided and colored – one white and one red. Then the dough is twisted together to form a candy cane and crushed peppermint is sprinkled on top. Mmmm….they are so good!

    Hugs to you! Stephanie-The Enchanting Rose

    P.S. -Thank you for the lovely visit to my blog πŸ™‚

  • Reply Rosie December 14, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Wow these look amazingggg! Reading this post has made me very VERY hungry haha

    Rosie |

  • Reply Juliana December 14, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    Those cookies look delicious! I love cookies all kinds really I’m going to have to make these soon!


  • Reply Madeline December 14, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    My favorite cookie is a peppermint meltaway and I am going to make some this weekend! I have made hot chocolate cookies in the past and they are so yummy. I use a slightly different recipe than you, but I think I will try yours ASAP.

    • Reply Madison Marie December 16, 2017 at 11:08 am

      I hope you like this recipe, too! I would definitely add marshmallow bits, too – just couldn’t find them here! πŸ™

  • Reply Michele December 14, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    These look delicious! Is it ok if I feature it in my latest Links I’m Loving post?!

    • Reply Madison Marie December 14, 2017 at 10:18 pm

      Hi, dear! Oh my goodness, yes. Thanks so much, I’d be honored. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Maria December 15, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Anise, think black licorice flavor! My fave cookies are this AMAZING shortbread that Zach’s mom makes!

    • Reply Madison Marie December 15, 2017 at 1:12 am

      Mmm, I LOVE shortbread! And oh, thanks for the warning (I don’t like black licorice! Haha) Nicolas loves it though, so he will be happy. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Keri December 15, 2017 at 12:30 am

    This looks SOOO bomb. Loving that little Santa mug too. How cute!

    Enclothed Cognition

    • Reply Madison Marie December 16, 2017 at 11:03 am

      Thanks, Keri! Glad you enjoyed the post πŸ™‚

  • Reply Nicole December 15, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I absolutely ADORE your Christmas mugs! AND your recipes. You seriously need to start your own cafΓ© in Denmark – Breakfast at Madison’s!

    Much love,
    Nicole //

    • Reply Madison Marie December 16, 2017 at 10:47 am

      Hehehe that might be my favorite comment EVER! Thank you, I am saving that idea! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Heather December 15, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Those look delicious!!!! And festive for Christmas. πŸ™‚

    • Reply Madison Marie December 16, 2017 at 10:53 am

      Thanks so much, Heather! I just followed you on Bloglovin. Going to visit your blog now. <3

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