Soft chocolate cookies with marshmallows that go perfectly with a mug of hot chocolate. These Hot Cocoa Cookies will quickly become a favorite at your house!
This Winter there has been plenty of time for sledding. We have had a lot of snow (and cold, too, unfortunately). One of my favorite things to do while sledding is sneak inside and prepare a great treat for the kids for when they come inside. Sometimes, it is chicken noodle soup. Other times it might be cookies or brownies. No matter what food I whip up, there is always hot chocolate to warm up the cold fingers and toes of my family.
Recently, I warmed up some friends and family with some delicious Hot Cocoa Cookies and hot chocolate. These cookies were made with Truvia Baking Blend. I like using Truvia because it reduces the sugar content of recipes without sacrificing the sweetness that we all love.
I have baked with Truvia many times in the past and each recipe has turned out great. These Hot Cocoa Cookies are equally delicious. The original recipe called for 2 cups of sugar but I substituted 1 cup of Truvia Baking Blend. They turned out great and were perfect when paired with hot cocoa.
Truvia is a natural sweetener made from the leaf of the Stevia plant. It offers a great taste with zero calories. It’s a great ingredient to use if you are watching your weight or diabetic because it does not affect your glycemic index.
Living in Northwest Indiana during the Winter can be difficult. But today, the snow was perfect so we had a little fun.
Snow Angels were made in the freshly fallen snow. And yes, it was snowing on me during these pictures. We couldn’t have picked a better day!
We had such a fun time in the snow! Sledding this winter has been so much fun and Truvia wants to see all the fun you are having. They are holding a photo contest to see all the great sledding memories you are making. The #SweetWarmUp contest runs from February 9th to the 24th. You can post your sledding or sledding inspired photographs on the Truvia Facebook page or by posting the hashtag #SweetWarmUp to Instagram or Twitter.
When you send your photos, you have a chance of winning prizes (worth up to $700). You could win:
- Faribault Woolen Mills Scarf
- Marmot Gloves
- Enamel Coffee Mugs
- Snowman Building Kit
- Reusable Hand Warmers
- Duluth Pack Bag
- Truvia(R) Product Family
- Keurig 2.0
- 4 squares Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted
- 1/2 cup Oil
- 1 cup Truvia Baking Blend
- 4 Eggs, room temperature
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla
- 2 cups Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 36 Mini Marshmallows
- Melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl, 30 seconds at a time until completely melted. Stir until smooth.
- In a large mixing bowl, combing chocolate, oil and Truvia Baking Blend
- Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition
- Stir in vanilla
- Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to chocolate mixture.
- Transfer dough to medium bowl and chill for several hours or overnight in refrigerator.
- Remove dough and preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
- Cut each marshmallow into 4 pieces
- Scoop dough into ball using a cookie dough scoop
- Add marshmallow pieces onto top of cookie and gently press down
- Bake for 6-7 minutes at 350 degrees
- Cool on wire racks
Try one of these recipes using Truvia Spoonable, Truvia Baking Blend or Truvia Brown Sugar Blend…
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- Baked Apple Recipe
- Hard Raspberry Lemonade
- White Chocolate Fudge
- Lemon Berry Cheesecakes
- Sugar Free Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
- Light Blueberry Muffins
- Simple Berry Cobbler
- Cherry Vanilla Fudge
- Meyer Lemon & Strawberry Pie
- Banana Walnut Bread: Starbucks Copycat Recipe
- Tangy Lime Bars
- Cotton Candy Fudge
- Banana Bread Cobbler
- Graham Cracker Log
- How to make Brown Sugar
- Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Cherry Almond Bars
- Red Velvet Cupcake Bites
- Pink Velvet Cupcakes
- Double Chocolate Cupcakes