Direct from the Cookie Jar in Lake Eden, Minnesota...another Hannah Swensen recipe! When cocoa is used in any of the Hannah Swensen recipes, make sure to use plain old American cocoa (I usually use Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa.) There are many designer cocoas on the market. They’re wonderful in their own right, but they won’t work in these recipes. Make sure you don’t buy cocoa mix, which has powdered milk and a sweetener added. Stay away from Dutch process cocoa – it has alkaline added. Also beware of cocoas that are mixed with ground chocolate or other flavorings. They won’t work either. If you’re in doubt, check the ingredients that are listed on the container of cocoa. It should say "cocoa" and nothing else.