Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Recently I have seen quite a few recipes for chocolate cookies made with powdered hot chocolate.  I think the originator of the idea is thepioneerwoman and her triple threat cookies.   Then I went to the Shelf Reliance convention, and during the recipe exchange Tiffany Fairbanks gave out the Triple Threat Cookie recipe adapted to use THRIVE ingredients.  I decided it was a must make.  I have not have good luck with the butter powder in cookies. So I use real butter.  Love it. One note: be sure to remove the cookies promptly from the oven and then let them sit. If you bake to long they get very hard.

Hot Chocolate Cookies
adapted from thepioneerwoman
1 cup butter
1 cup THRIVE sugar
⅔ cup THRIVE brown sugar
2 T THRIVE egg powder plus 4 T water (or 2 eggs)
¼ cup water
1 t vanilla
3 ¼ cup THRIVE flour
¾ cup THRIVE chocolate drink mix
1 t THRIVE salt
1 ¼ t THRIVE baking soda
¾ c each white, milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cream butter, and sugars until fluffy.  Beat in egg powder, water, and vanilla. Add  all of the dry ingredients and mix well.  Fold in chocolate chips.  
Spoon onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.  Bake at 350  for 9 to 11 minutes until edges are golden brown.  Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.