Saturday, December 5, 2015

Official Ghirardelli Baking Day: Hot Chocolate Toasted Marshmallow Cookies

I love San Francisco! Here's one of the reasons I love it so much. I'm all about Food Holidays, and today is Baking Day! But in San Francisco, our Mayor Ed Lee has proclaimed December 5 the official Ghirardelli Baking Day! What a great way to start the holiday baking season.

The proclamation states, “Whereas, for over 160 years, Ghirardelli has been an integral part of San Francisco culture and a leader in bringing deliciousness to homes and restaurants every day; as a local Bay Area company that represents our City worldwide, San Francisco encourages individuals and families to enjoy baking and giving with Ghirardelli products year-round, especially during this holiday season.”

Throughout December 5th, Ghirardelli will provide many different ways for bakers to share and spread the joy of holiday baking, including:

Prizes! Amazing baking giveaways all day long - from KitchenAid Stand Mixers to Silpat Mats and plenty of Ghirardelli baking products – to bakers who share their creations on the Facebook page.

Expert Tips & Tricks from baking experts Caroline Artiss and Gemma Stafford.

Step-by-Step recipes and gift ideas shared all day long on the Ghirardelli Instagram channel.

An arsenal of original holiday recipes, featuring the Sweetest Secret of all: Ghirardelli Chocolate.

Twitter: #sweetestsecret


3/4 cup Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
1 cup plain flour/ all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup soft brown sugar
2 small eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
16 large marshmallows

Melt chocolate gently in microwave or over pot of simmering water. Set aside to cool.
Sift all of dry ingredients together in bowl and stir together.
Beat butter and sugar together until thick and creamy.
Beat in eggs one by one.
Add in cooled melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Continue beating until ingredients are well mixed.
Fold dry ingredients into mix and fold in chocolate chips until combined.
Scoop cookie with 1 tablespoon scoop (if mix is soft, pop into fridge to stiffen up and make it easier to scoop).
Bake at 350°F for 8 - 9 minutes. Do not overbake as these cookies should be almost brownie-like.
Once baked, pop a marshmallow on top and put it back in oven on broil for 1-2 minutes for a lovely toasted effect.  (or use a mini-torch)

About The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products. Incorporated in 1852, Ghirardelli has the richest heritage of any American chocolate company. Ghirardelli continues to honor its heritage to this day. Ghirardelli is one of the few companies in America that controls the entire chocolate manufacturing process, from cocoa bean to finished product. This control over the manufacturing process, combined with Ghirardelli’s proprietary bean blend and unique methods of roasting and processing, ensures that you are rewarded with the high quality and rich products.

The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company’s expansive product line includes recently launched Premium Sauces and Brownie flavored chocolates, minis, the popular SQUARES, Intense Dark chocolate line, as well as a range of baking products and chocolate covered confections. More information on the full range of Ghirardelli products can be found at:

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