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Also known as Christmas in a mug!!

Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate | @hbharvest

You guys. I can’t believe it’s already December 9th, NOOO. I need this month to slow down. First of all, I’m feeling a little under the weather, I’ve got some kind of chest cold/flu thing that I’m hoping will magically go away…ASAP. I mean you guys, people have already started to arrive for Christmas and Dew Tour. Yes, today is the first day of Dew Tour here in Breckenridge. I’ve got to go brave the freezing cold temps to cheer on my younger brother Red while he competes <–send me warm vibes cause I just might freeze.

Secondly, I’ve yet to start doing all the Christmassy things I love…I need to change this now! My cousin Maggie has this whole month of December Christmassy things down. She’s doing things like drinking hot chocolate, decorating, stringing popcorn and watching The Polar Express – YES! She’s a girl after my own heart. Like those are definite Christmastime goals for me right there!

Anyway, I wanted to share this delicious sugar cookie hot chocolate with you guys today – because it’s Friday, and our weekend needs to be filled with mug after mug of chocolate and marathons of Christmas movies, I mean, obviously. OK, and after today’s day spent just standing in the cold I’ll most likely be needing a cup or two…or three myself.

Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate | @hbharvest

I know it’s no secret, but my mom’s a freak for all things hot chocolate. I kid you not, she has like two cups a day. One in the morning and one before bed. She’s even turned my little sister Asher into a hot chocolate freak. Mom’s recently switched to a mostly cacao blend, but she still lives for a really indulgent cup like this.

It seems like every December I find it in myself to come up with yet another hot chocolate recipe to share. You see to me, it just wouldn’t be the holiday season without lots and lots of hot chocolate. Anyone there with me?

Another must of the holiday season, SUGAR COOKIES. You can’t do the holiday without sugar cookies, they’re basically a requirement. So I got to thinking, “why not just combine the two”.

Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate | @hbharvest

Originally, I was thinking of making a white hot chocolate, but then when it came down to it, I just couldn’t do it, I need the real stuff. So I created this super sweet and incredibly creamy hot chocolate instead…flavored just like my favorite sugar cookies…but with a special ingredient that makes it just perfect.

I’m talking about sweetened condensed milk, the perfect thing to make this hot chocolate the best of the season! What’s also great about this hot cocoa is that kids love it too. Sometimes hot chocolate can get all fancy with things like dark chocolate and coffee, but this version is perfect for all!

Plus, you get to drink it with lots of sugar cookies, yes, please.

Oh, and whipped cream and marshmallows too, I mean, of course!

Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate | @hbharvest

Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 4 mugs
Calories Per Serving: 736 kcal

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  • Add the milk, sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, chocolate, vanilla, and almond extract (if using) to a large pot. Place the pot over medium low heat until the milk is scalding, but not boiling. Be sure to stir the pot often to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom and burning.
  • Once the hot chocolate is steaming, ladle into mugs and dollop with whipped cream. Add marshmallows, cookies and a sprinkle of sugar if desired. Drink!
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Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate | @hbharvest

Happy Friday! Have a hot chocolate filled weekend!

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  1. This should definitely warm you up after being out in the cold Tieghan! It sounds just delicious and perfect for the holidays!

  2. Oh hot cocoa, glorious hot cocoa!!!! How could it get better that that mixed with sugar cookies? YUM!

    1. Hi! So sorry, that was just a typo. Let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this. Thank you and have a great weekend!

    1. Hi! So sorry, that was just a typo. Let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this. Thank you and have a great weekend!

  3. This recipe looks like a keeper, but was wondering about the pumpkin in the directions as well, thanks Tieghan!

    1. Hey Kathy! So sorry, that was just a typo. Let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this. Thank you and have a great weekend!

  4. You have pumpkin in the directions to make the hot cocoa- BUT it is NOT on the ingredient list????
    I am wondering if it is a mistake?

    Thank you

    1. Hey Sherri, I am so sorry, that was a typo. All is fixed now! Let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this. Thank you and have a great weekend!

  5. I might just have to sneak a travel mug of this into the ballet next weekend when we see The Nutcracker! This is PERFECT Tieghan! –> side note: I got the Bob’s Red Mill package the other day and I CANNOT wait to make those coconut macaroons!!! I’m saving them for when my mom comes for Christmas Eve to make them together. So thank you!

  6. I love Hot Chocolate, and this one sounds and looks super delicious!
    Have a wonderful weekend Tieghan!

  7. I sure hope you are feeling better very soon. Being sick with all you do is a bummer. The hot chocolate looks soooo good.