– Cocoa powder – Hot cocoa mix – Granulated sugar – Vegetable oil – Eggs – Vanilla extract – All-purpose flour – Baking powder – Salt – Powdered sugar, for rolling cookies – Peppermint Patties
Combine the wet ingredients
Combine the cocoa powder, hot cocoa mix, granulated sugar, and vegetable oil in a bowl. Once combined beat in the eggs and vanilla.
Combine the dry ingredients
In a medium bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
Make the Cookie Dough
Blend the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until all ingredients are moistened. The dough will be very sticky.
Chill the dough
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight or in the freezer for at least 4 hours.
Preheat the oven
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Shape the dough and roll in sugar
Roll the cookies into 1-inch balls or use a #40 cookie scoop and roll in the powdered sugar.
Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets and bake for 9-11 minutes.
Top with Peppermint Patty
Remove from the oven and immediately place a peppermint patty into the center of each cookie.