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    Hot Cocoa Cookies
    
    Ingredients
    -Cookies
    1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
    12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
    1-1/2 cups flour
    1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1-1/4 cups brown sugar
    3 eggs
    1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    25 (apx.) large marshmallows
    
    -Icing
    2 cups powdered sugar
    4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
    1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/4 cup hot water
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Assorted sprinkles
    
    Directions
    -Cookies
    1.  In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate, stirring frequently. 
        Once melted, set aside to cool slightly. 
    2.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder & salt.
    3.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla on low speed 
        until well combined.
    4.  Add the cooled chocolate mixture and blend until just combined.
    5.  While mixing, add the flour mixture slowly and blend until just combined.
    6.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then cover the dough and refrigerate about 1 hour. 
    7.  Preheat oven to 325F. and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 
    8.  Use a tablespoon to scoop the dough, then roll the dough in your hands to create balls. 
    9.  Arrange the balls about 2 inches apart on your baking sheets, then flatten slightly.
    10. Bake cookies about 12 minutes.
    11. While the cookies bake, cut the large marshmallows in half (crosswise). 
    12. When the cookies have baked, remove from oven and press one marshmallow half 
        (cut side down) into the center of each cookie. 
    13. Return the cookies to the oven and bake another 2-3 minutes. 
    14. Allow the pan of cookies to cool a few minutes, then transfer cookies to cooling rack.
    
    -Icing
    1.  Prepare cookie icing by combining all ingredients in a medium bowl and mixing together
        with a whisk. 
    2.  Place wire cooling rack (with cookies on it) over a baking sheet (to catch any excess 
        icing). 
    3.  Spoon a small amount of icing onto the top of each marshmallow, and use the back of the 
        spoon to spread it a bit. 
    4.  After icing just a couple cookies, top with sprinkles before the icing dries.
    5.  Allow icing to set up about 30 minutes before serving.