When I was looking for recipes for Christmas cookies, I stumbled across one for Peppermint Hot Chocolate cookies over at Mom Endeavors. I decided that when my sister came to visit that we would bake these together. The only problem was that when I went into Kroger, I couldn't find any peppermint crunch baking chips anywhere. Bummer... I had to improvise and went with Reese's Peanut Butter chips instead. Even though I was craving peppermint, since that was not an option I went with the peanut butter chips because I have a weakness for chocolate/peanut butter combinations.
The recipe adapted from Mom Endeavors
*2 sticks of butter
*1 cup sugar
*2/3 cup brown sugar
*2 1/4 cup flour
*3/4 cup cocoa powder
*1 t. baking soda
*2 t. vanilla
*1 cup peanut butter baking chips
*1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
*2 cup mini marshmallows
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda.
3. In a separate bowl, mix butter and sugar. Then add in eggs and vanilla.
4. Add in all dry ingredients except for the peanut butter chips and chocolate chips.
5. Stir in peanut butter chips and chocolate chips.
6. Bake for 8 minutes and remove from oven to add 4-5 marshmallows per cookie.
7. Place the cookies back into the oven for 2-4 more minutes.
I was worried that these cookies might not taste very good since I had to use the peanut butter chips, but they were a hit with my family. My mom told me she wasn't going to eat any because she didn't like the way chocolate and peanut butter tasted together, but she told me that she really liked these cookies. I believed her because I kept seeing her eat them. I was told that my brother-in-law gobbled these up, too.