Hot Chocolate Cookies

Secret Recipe Club is going through a transition period right now. So you might not see as many posts this month as you normally do for SRC. I decided I definitely wanted to participate even though it was optional in January. Once again, I was lucky enough to “meet” a new Blogger. Kate blogs over at Kitchen Trial and Error.

After browsing through her archives, I once again had a handful of recipes that looked appetizing. I chose the Hot Chocolate Cookies because they seemed fitting this time of year. They’re basically chocolate cookies, filled with a variety of chocolate chips, but instead of using cocoa powder, you use hot cocoa mix in the cookie dough. I used this Ghirardelli Double Chocolate mix, because it’s really good (not as good as Homemade Hot Cocoa, but definitely a close second).

I used a total of four different kinds of chocolate chips. I just pulled out a bunch of bags that were almost empty and finished them off. I ended up using 3/4 cup of both white chocolate and milk chocolate chips, then 1/4 cup of both bittersweet and semisweet chocolate chips. I loved how each of these cookies was jam packed with a ton of chocolate chips and every bite brought a new combination of chocolates.

I am submitting this for January’s What’s Baking, hosted by Melissa of I was Born to Cook. This month’s theme was Snowday Treats!

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Hot Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 5 dozen cookies


3 1/4 cups flour
4 ounces hot chocolate mix (not sugar free)
1 tsp Kosher salt (or 1/2 tsp table salt)
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups of chocolate chips - any variety


In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa mix, salt, and baking soda together. set aside.

In a separate bowl, use a mixer to cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about three minutes.

Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture and mix until combined.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet, a bit at a time, until incorporated.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Chill the dough for one hour.

Preheat your oven to 350F. line two baking sheets with parchment paper. drop by rounded teaspoons on about 2 inches apart.

Bake them one sheet at a time, for about 10 minutes. let cool on the sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

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19 Responses to “Chocolate Overdose Cake”

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    yumventures — February 1, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    This looks just plain amazing…and I’m not even a huge chocolate fan! The different textures must be delectable — good thing Valentine’s Day is coming up =)

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    Jelli Bean — February 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    This looks like my favorite cake I’ve never tried. Yum! After reading the directions, it seems like you could reduce the prep time by simply preparing the brownie batter first and setting it aside while prepping the cake batter, and then baking them at the same time. Either way, I am putting this on my “MUSTS!” list. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jade — February 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Wow!! That looks amazing. It would make a great chocolage indulgence for Valentine’s Day.

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    Katie — February 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    WOW! That looks amazing! I love the filling. I’m starring to try for sure. Chocolate cake is always a big winner with guests. 🙂

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    kitchen koala — February 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Mmmm….chocolate! Looks fantastic 🙂

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    Memória — February 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Man, this cake is serious stuff!! I would love some of that! Thanks for all the tips on how to make it more efficiently.

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    oneordinaryday — February 1, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    That is one amazing way to celebrate.

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    The Methods Guy — February 2, 2010 at 3:34 am

    OMG That looks awesome. I wish I could take it out of the computer screen and eat it right now!!!

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    Ingrid — February 2, 2010 at 3:41 am

    While I’m not a chocolate cake fan I have to say that is one delicious and impressive looking cake! Definitely makes wish I was into chocolate. 🙂

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    Tasteandshare — February 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Did anyone count the calories? 😉

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I really feel hungry!


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    laurasrecipecollection — February 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Talk about death by chocolate! That looks incredible!

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    nutmegnanny — February 4, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    This is such a beautiful cake! I really want to give it a whirl. A lot of chocolate but totally worth it!

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    ashley — February 4, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    omg. this looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. can i get a piece right now please?!

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    mycupcake — February 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    wow. that looks amazing

  15. #
    ButterYum — February 6, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Looks absolutely fabulous. Really wonderful photos too!

    So glad I stumbled upon your blog.


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    Mansi — February 9, 2010 at 12:10 am

    beautiful cake! one can never be tired of Chocolate! and those strawberries steal the show!:)

    Yummy! that would’ve have been a perfect finger food! love the cheesy texture:)

    this would be perfect for the Valentine day giveaway I’m hosting on my blog. would be great if you could participate!

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    Chris — February 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Is a cake like this even legal? This is going to be a most special addition in the KOL round up. Thanks for participating, Jen!

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    Talita — February 25, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Wow!! Just the way the CHocorango likes! Kinda perfect!

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    Erin O. — November 14, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    When I made this, I almost went into a chocolate coma. But it was totally worth it!!!

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