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Christmas Hot Cocoa Cookies

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These Hot Cocoa Cookies will be your new favorite holiday cookie! Everyone loves hot cocoa and when you make them into a delicious dessert, people love it! The gooey marshmallow top is so yummy and the sprinkles make it festive.

Hot Cocoa Cookies on a table

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Get your mixer ready and your oven preheated – it’s time to bake cookies!

Ingredients You Will Need:

(full amounts in recipe box below)

For the cookies:

  • butter
  • semi-sweet chocolate
  • flour
  • cocoa powder
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • brown sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • large marshmallows
  • powdered sugar
  • Christmas sprinkles

Hot Cocoa Cookies And Christmas Decorations

How To Make Hot Cocoa Cookies

For the cookies:

  1. In a double boiler, melt the butter and chocolate, stirring frequently. Once melted, set aside to cool
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a standing mixer, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla on low speed until combined.
  4. Add the cooled chocolate and mix until combined
  5. Gradually add in the flour ingredients and mix until combined
  6. Scoop the dough (Will be brownie like texture) into a bowl and cover with foil and place into the fridge for 4 hours.
  7. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop some batter into your hands and roll into a ball
  9. Place cookies about 2 inches apart
  10. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes
  11. While cookies are baking, cut the marshmallows in half
  12. Once cookies are baked, place a marshmallow into the center of the cookies and lightly press down
  13. Place cookies back into the oven for another 2-3 minutes
  14. Place a wire rack over another cookie sheet to allow the icing to drip off
  15. Once cookies are done baking let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack while you make the icing

For the icing:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix until combined
  2. If the icing is still to thick, add about 3 tbsp of hot water to it to thin it out
  3. Using a spoon, spoon some icing onto the marshmallow on the cookie
  4. Repeat step number 3 onto a few more cookies
  5. Sprinkle a little bit of sprinkles onto the cookies
  6. Repeat the last two steps onto the remaining cookies. Remember to only put icing onto a few cookies at a time because the icing will dry fast.
  7. Once all the cookies have icing and sprinkles ENJOY your Hot Cocoa Cookies!

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Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Published By Jill
These Hot Cocoa Cookies will be your new favorite holiday cookie! Everyone loves hot cocoa and when you make them into a delicious dessert, people love it! The gooey marshmallow top is so yummy and the sprinkles make it festive.
5 from 72 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 254 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the cookies:

  • 1/2 C unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 C nestle semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 1/4 C hershey cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 C brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 large marshmallows cut in half

For the chocolate icing:

  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 C hershey cocoa powder
  • 1/4 C hot water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Christmas sprinkles

Instructions
 

For the cookies:

  • In a double boiler, melt the butter and chocolate, stirring frequently. Once melted, set aside to cool
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  • In a standing mixer, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla on low speed until combined.
  • Add the cooled chocolate and mix until combined
  • Gradually add in the flour ingredients and mix until combined
  • Scoop the dough (Will be brownie like texture) into a bowl and cover with foil and place into the fridge for 4 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop some batter into your hands and roll into a ball
  • Place cookies about 2 inches apart
  • Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes
  • While cookies are baking, cut the marshmallows in half
  • Once cookies are baked, place a marshmallow into the center of the cookies and lightly press down
  • Place cookies back into the oven for another 2-3 minutes
  • Place a wire rack over another cookie sheet to allow the icing to drip off
  • Once cookies are done baking let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack while you make the icing

For the icing:

  • Combine all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix until combined
  • If the icing is still to thick, add about 3 tbsp of hot water to it to thin it out
  • Using a spoon, spoon some icing onto the marshmallow on the cookie
  • Repeat step number 3 onto a few more cookies
  • Sprinkle a little bit of sprinkles onto the cookies
  • Repeat the last two steps onto the remaining cookies. Remember to only put icing onto a few cookies at a time because the icing will dry fast.
  • Once all the cookies have icing and sprinkles ENJOY!

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 43mgPotassium: 156mgFiber: 2gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 220IUCalcium: 39mgIron: 1.6mg
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made these last year and i was told, TOLD, to make them again! they are amazingly delish!!!!
thank you for posting them!!!5 stars

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