Embrace the Blizzard with Snow Day Cookies and Hot Cocoa

If you're going to be cooped up during a snow day, stay cozy all day long with warm cookies and cocoa.

The Chewy; Alton Brown

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Have you heard? There's a little snowstorm making its way up the Eastern seaboard right now, and of course by "little snowstorm" we mean mammoth nor'easter the likes of which haven't been seen here in New York City before. A blizzard of this magnitude surely brings with it a few icy downfalls, like bone-chilling temperatures, slippery streets and heavy shovels, but it also practically guarantees a snow day tomorrow. Take advantage of those cozy hours at home by indulging in a sweatpants-and-TV day — as well as cookies and cocoa.

Alton Brown's The Chewy (pictured above) is the ultimate in chocolate chip cookies, with a five-star rating and more than 1,000 user reviews. You can trust that the name speaks for itself; these cookies turn out moist, soft and chewy in the center with just a hint of crunch along the edges. "The darker the sugar you use, the chewier your cookies will be," Alton explains.

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If you manage to venture outside — or even if you don't — look to Anne Burrell's Super-Thick Hot Chocolate (pictured above) from Food Network Magazine for a warming treat to comfort you from the inside out. Ready to sip in just a few minutes, this winter staple gets its signature consistency from added cornstarch.

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