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Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies

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.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword hot cocoa cookie recipe, hot cocoa cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 254 kcal


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


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.