I have found a cookie recipe that lured me back into baking.  After all of those cookies last Christmas, I was done for a while.  But I am pretty sure you are going to love Hot Chocolate Cookies!

hot chocolate cookies

I know its not winter anymore, but trust me these are worth baking anyway.  I am considering adding graham cracker crumbs to the bottom and calling them S’mores Cookies to make them more summery.  😉  Here is the recipe.

Hot Chocolate Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons store bought hot chocolate mix
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream the butter, oil and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, hot chocolate mix, baking soda and salt. Once combined, add the chocolate chips. Add the wet ingredients until combined.
  4. Bake cookies for 7 minutes. After 7 minutes, remove the cookies from the oven and quickly add 5 mini marshmallows to the top of each cookie. Return cookies to the oven and continue baking for 3 more minutes (marshmallows should puff up, but not burn).
  5. Let cookies cool on the cookie sheets for 10 minutes before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  6. Adapted from Baked Bree.

Today I had to make a trip to the Apple Store.  Have you gone there?  The boys love it because they test out new games on all of the devices.  I love it because they can fix pretty much anything at the genius bar.  And if they can’t, they will replace your device for a fraction of the cost.  Also, I just like to say I was hanging out at the “genius bar”.


This Apple store is in Atlantic City, so I walked around the boardwalk a bit.



On my travels I picked up cards for this weekend.  I didn’t realize I needed 11 cards!  I’m sure you can imagine how long it took to choose 11 cards!


I found these again while I was out.  Have you had them?  They are so good!  And healthy… right?


Tonight we had a super fun soccer practice in the rain.  Well, I had fun anyway!  I’m pretty sure the boys did too.  There is something very liberating about being allowed to play in the rain!   Then Aidan had a baseball playoff game.  It was a nail biter!  Extra innings!  Unfortunately it ended with Aidan’s team taking third place in their division.  But they had a great season.  Aidan is already sad that it is over.

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So, I am wondering,  did you enjoy playing sports in the rain when you were a kid?