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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

For the cookies:

  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream 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 sweet cream butter, melted
  • 1/4 C hershey cocoa powder
  • 1/4 C hot water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Christmas sprinkles



Hot Cocoa Cookies And Christmas Decorations

Directions

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!

Chewy Delicious Cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies
5 from 9 votes
Servings: 24 cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
 
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.

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 1/2 C unsalted sweet cream 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 sweet cream butter melted
  • 1/4 C hershey cocoa powder
  • 1/4 C hot water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Christmas sprinkles

Instructions

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!
Nutrition Facts
Hot Cocoa Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 43mg2%
Potassium 156mg4%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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25 comments

  1. They look so good long to try them

  2. How many cookies does this recipe make?

  3. Sound delicious! Can’t wait to try! I try to cut down the sugars and fats in recipes to eat healthier so if you come up with any ideas, that would be great!

    • Switch out the sugars with Stevia, switch the chocolate chips to sugar free, and if you can find them sugar free marshmallows but marshmallows will be very little sugar so it will just be low sugar cookies instead of sugar free

  4. Suenan deliciosas. Las voy a tratar mañana. Gracias por la receta  

  5. Can you freeze these?

  6. These are absolutely delish. One of my all time fav.

    • FINALLY! One person out of all these comments that has actually made these cookies! At least she said they were delish. I gave it 5 stars because I am assuming they will be.

  7. Is this made with the Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder or sweetened? I have unsweetened, and don’t even know if sweetened exists!!! Lol! I just want to be able to make this tomorrow, and all I’d have to buy are marshmallows 

  8. Can you make the cookie batter the day before baking? 

  9. Best cookies ever! Very soft brownies like texture. Not over sweet like it looks. Will make again. Will also will use the dough in different ways with nuts.

  10. Can you freeze them?

  11. Love the hot cocoa cookies
    Can they be frozen ?

  12. Everyone loved these!  Next time I’m going to make the base cookie but add some different crumbles on top of the drizzle….I think I’ll try those Andes mints chopped up instead of marshmallows.  You can do so much with this cookie it’s so yummy!

  13. I followed this recipe as written. I have a convection oven, and the first pan I baked at 300 instead of the 325 listed. First pan was a disaster, the cookies were not done completely and I had a hard time getting them off the parchment paper. Ultimately what I ended up doing, was baking them in convection mode at exactly 325. The cookies were about the size of a golf ball. After 10 minutes, I put the half marshmallow on top of each cookie and continued baking for exactly 3 minutes. After I took them out of the oven for the last time, I let them sit for about 3 minutes and then slid the parchment paper with the cookies still on it on to my counter and spooned the icing onto each cookie. In the recipe it says to add 3 tablespoons of hot water if the icing got too thick, but it worked better to add just one to two teaspoons of hot water if I needed to thin it, since the heat from the cookies thins the frosting anyway. The cookies are really good and the first batch I made that didn’t turn out is really good with a couple scoops of ice cream so no waste there. I will keep this recipe and made notes for myself for next time.

  14. I have been baking cookies for over 20 years. In all of those years, my husband says these are the BEST cookies I have ever made. Made them for an open house and people were posting on FB that other people needed to come if nothing else but to try one of these cookies! WOW.

  15. These were a huge hit. Worth the few extra steps. Will make again. I got about 48 with the Pampered Chef scoop.

  16. These cookies are a new family favorite! My husband and 3 boys can’t get enough of them.

  17. These cookies are by far in comparison the best cookies I have ever had. My family was very impressed. I will be keeping this recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us.