Hot chocolate is one of the best things in the world and especially when it’s dark, thick hot chocolate that’s basically like drinking chocolate ganache. After you’ve had that, ‘Swiss Miss’ will never really do the trick. One of the first places I ever had super thick, chocolate-y hot chocolate was at Mariebelle in SoHo, when I was little, maybe 7 or 8. It changed my whole hot chocolate experience. These cookies are basically about transforming that deliciousness into cookie form!
Although chocolate chip cookies are apparently universally adored, I’ve never had them as a go-to in my cookie baking vocabulary. Yes, they are well liked, but they just usually don’t taste interesting enough to me (I generally make Molasses Spice Cookies when I need an easy crowd-pleasing food).