Monday, November 25, 2013

Kahlúa Cocoa Chip Cookies

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Baking is especially fun during these fall months with the holidays around the corner. If you're looking for something fun to bake up, why not incorporate some spirits into your treats this year? These Kahlúa Cocoa Chip Cookies combine the best of hot cocoa with a touch of Kahlúa for something special. Hot cocoa, Kahlúa and even tiny marshmallow bits make this cookie fun and festive for the season...


Everyone loves a hot cup of cocoa with marshmallows. This cookie takes that same idea and transforms it into cookie form. Kahlúa is great for baking and in this recipe, I used it in place of the vanilla extract. It adds to the color of the cookie and gives a very subtle coffee flavor. And while we're talking about Kahlúa, why not enjoy these with a mug of Kahlúa Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte?!

 

Kahlúa Cocoa Chip Cookies

recipe adapted from No Empty Chairs

 

1 cup  unsalted butter, softened

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup dark brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon  Kahlúa liqueur

3  cups all purpose flour [or GF flour blend]

1 cup  Hot Cocoa Mix

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup dried Marshmallow Bits 

 

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line an ungreased baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

in a large bowl, combine the butter and sugars with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. 

Add eggs and Kahlua and continue mixing well; set aside.

In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, hot cocoa mix, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Slowly add this dry mixture to the large mixing bowl with the sugar, butter and eggs. Mix well to combine.

Stir in chocolate chips and marshmallow bits until well incorporated.

Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop, drop dough onto prepared cookie sheets. 

Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. 

Remove from oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.

To get inspiration for more great recipes and entertaining ideas with Kahlúa and for a chance to win the ultimate holiday party, please visit www.kahluaholiday.com.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kahlúa. The opinions and text are all mine.

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