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Hot Cocoa Cookies
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5 from 37 votes

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot cocoa cookie recipe, hot cocoa cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Jill


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:

  • 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!


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.6mg