Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies! Goes great with easy dark hot chocolate, too!
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Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies And Easy Hot Chocolate

Last updated on February 23, 2019 by Liza Hawkins

The holidays are a magical time for kids (and kids at heart). International Delight® is sponsoring this post about capturing the spirit of the holidays, which in my case involves cold weather, dark chocolate chip cookies, and hot chocolate!

In Maryland, things start getting wintry around Thanksgiving, and aside from a few bizarro warm-weather days (um, it was 70°F last weekend), the weather outside is generally chilly, sometimes blustery, and can even be a little snowy.

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for snowy days!

Whether it’s heading out to a local tree farm for our Christmas tree, or having a snowball fight when kids are off for the holiday break, being outside definitely helps us capture the holiday spirit.

Maybe it has something to do with the hours upon hours I spend sledding at the park with friends near my childhood home growing up.

Or perhaps it’s because we always spent a week at Smugglers’ Notch in Vermont just as the holidays ended, skiing, enjoying evening fires, and taking sleigh rides around the village.

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies - perfect with a mugful of dark hot chocolate after playing outside!

Nothing caps off a wintry, snowy, festive holiday outing more than a warm mugful of hot chocolate! It’s the first thing my kids ask for after they’ve come in from playing outside, red nosed and chilly.

Speaking of seasonal drinks like hot chocolate, International Delight (ID) has a line of flavors that captures the holiday spirit, including a new line of hot chocolate and nogs!

I’m a huge fan of dark chocolate, so it was a no-brainer for me to pick up the Dark Hot Chocolate. It’s in the fridge section, ready to simply microwave by the mugful and enjoy.

Although, we like to make things a little more fancy over here!

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies! Goes great with easy dark hot chocolate, too!

After heating the Dark Hot Chocolate for 45 seconds in a small Pyrex measuring cup, I poured it into fancy glass cups, topped each with a generous dollop of whipped cream, and then sprinkled them with little red crystals.

If that doesn’t get you into the holiday spirit, I don’t know what does!

Well, except for maybe the addition of really delicious dark chocolate chip cookies to go with the Dark Hot Chocolate!

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m going to share the recipe for these easy dark chocolate chip cookies in a sec. But first, take a minute to visit InternationalDelight.com and share how ID helps you capture the spirit of the season, for a chance to win a holiday brunch for friends and family hosted by ID!

And now for the cookies. DARK CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. Yum!

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: 36 to 48

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 2 sticks salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12-ounce bag dark chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Using a mixer, cream the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together in a large bowl until the mixture becomes light and fluffy. Add the eggs and the vanilla, and continue mixing until they’re combined.
  • In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking soda and salt together. Add the dry mixture to the creamed mixture about ¼ cup at a time (just eyeball it), making sure to incorporate fully before adding more. Fold in the dark chocolate chips.
  • Spoon the cookie dough in generously rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets, leaving about 1-1/2″ between cookies. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the edges are golden and the tops are no longer shiny.
  • Remove the baking sheets from oven and let the cookies sit for 1 minute before transferring them to a wire rack to cool.
  • Notes

    The number of cookies depends on how big of a teaspoonful you use!

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

    Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

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