Friday, December 21, 2012

On the 5th Day of Christmas...

Tuesday was a very blustery, rainy day. The plans were to have a Polar Express Day but things changed a bit.

Side note: Things ALWAYS change with 12 days of Christmas. Between weather and life, our plans change often but the most important thing is that we are spending time together as a family and enjoying the season together. I am a planner and love having a plan but I have learned a lot in the last few years about going with the flow when things change.

That day instead, we had a movie night and special treat. We watched Elf, one of my favorites. It was perfect to lighten my spirits this week.

Our special treat was a Chocolate Chip Cookie topped Hot Cocoa. It was delicious! I got my inspiration for this from Iron Chef's Holiday Special. They made a cup of Eggnog with a Gingerbread cookie baked on top. I thought it was brilliant so we experimented and here's how it turned out.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Topped Hot Cocoa or Milk Recipe

  • Your Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie dough. We used the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag. I halved the recipe because I didn't need a lot of dough.
  • Your favorite Hot Cocoa Mix: the number of packets for the number of cups you are making. You could also use just milk if you aren't into a lot of sweet. (Milk and cookie? Yum!)
Preheat your oven according to your recipe. Probably 350 degrees.
Mix up your hot cocoa as you would if you were going to drink it. Heat your water or milk and mix in the packets.
Pour hot cocoa or milk into the cups you will use to bake in. Place onto a cookie sheet.
Mix up your dough and add a little bit more flour to give it a little more substance. I used about 2 tablespoons.
Take a spoonful of dough, roll it in your hand to make a ball and flatten it so that it is slightly larger then the top of the mug.
Place the dough on top of the mug. Any extra dough place on cookie sheet to bake with cookie mugs.
 Bake for about 20 minutes or until the cookie looks done. The middle will be gooy because it had liquid under it. If you want it less doughy, leave in for another couple of minutes. It won't be hard but just a little more cooked.
Pull out and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.

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