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Hot Cocoa Cookies (Hot Chocolate Cookies with Mini Marshmallows)

Made with hot cocoa mix, these Hot Cocoa Cookies are rich in chocolate flavor and filled with gooey marshmallow deliciousness. 

They’re a perfect cookie to gift during the Christmas season because they taste delicious and look so appetizing!

Mini Marshmallows in the Cookies

In this recipe, it calls for mini marshmallows to be folded into the chocolate cookie mix.  I like to add mini marshmallows on top of the cookies after they come out of the oven.

When baking these cookies, push the mini marshmallows into the cookie dough and make sure the cookie dough is covering the marshmallows when placing them on the cookie sheet. This helps prevent the marshmallows from melting and sticking to the baking sheet. Parchment paper is also a great idea in case of any melting!

It gives them a finished look and the kids like pressing them mini marshmallows into the tops of the freshly baked cookies!

Extra chocolate chunks are pressed into the tops of these hot cocoa cookies as well. Pressing the chunks into the hot out of the oven cookies allows the chocolate to melt down into the cookies and helps make the cookie more chocolatey.

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TIP: To reduce the chance of marshmallows sticking to your cookie sheet and melting, make sure that the marshmallows are not directly touching the cookie sheet.  Wrap the chocolate mix around the marshmallows to prevent spills and burning.

Delicious Hot Cocoa Cookies

These cookies taste absolutely wonderful dipped in milk!  If you prefer to eat these cookies warm, pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to melt the chocolate and soften the cookie.

Just don’t overdo it – even 3-5 seconds at a time is enough to warm your marshmallows and melt your chocolate.

Ingredients in Hot Cocoa Cookies

  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Eggs
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking cocoa
  • Hot cocoa mix
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Chocolate chunks
  • Mini marshmallows
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Yield: 25 cookies

Hot Cocoa Cookies (Hot Chocolate Cookies)

Hot Cocoa Cookies (Hot Chocolate Cookies)

Chocolate cookies with chocolate chunks and mini marshmallows. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes


  • 1 cup butter, softened, 2 sticks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 4 packets of hot cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl. 
  3. Add one egg at a time.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, baking cocoa, hot cocoa mix , and salt in a bowl and mix to combine.
  5. Slowly add dry mixture into butter mixture until blended well.  Be careful to not overmix.
  6. Fold chocolate chunks and mini marshmallows into cookie mix. 
  7. Drop by rounded teaspoonful on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool. 

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Easy Christmas Cookies

These hot cocoa cookies are a great addition to Christmas cookie platters or tins. For a variety of cookies to add to your holiday baking, look to mix and match flavors, textures, and colors!

It really makes a platter pop and there’s sure to be a cookie for everyone on your list to enjoy!

You can’t beat a classic and these chocolate chip cookies are a Mrs. Field’s copycat and sure to be a favorite cookie that everyone will enjoy.

Cinnamon is a classic winter flavor and these buttery snickerdoodle cookies are rolled in cinnamon sugar and baked to chewy perfection.

Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies are a personal favorite and they’re a festive addition to cookie platters. These cookies are tender and chewy and have bits of dried cranberries and white chocolate chips.

Monster cookies have peanut butter, oatmeal, chocolate chips, and M&M’s. These delicious mix-ins in these cookies create a flavorful indulgent cookie. This peanut-free version of monster cookies is a great alternative for nut allergies. The best part of this nut-free version is that the flavor and texture stay the same!

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Saturday 8th of January 2022

made these today and didn't have hot cocoa in packets, only a container of scoopable powder; that prescribes 3 tablespoons of powder per cup of cocoa, but 12 tbsp seemed excessive. So instead I looked up the amount of powder in a Swiss Miss packet and multiplied that by 4, which amounted to 6 tbsp, and I used that amount. They came out great so I'm commenting to save any future bakers the time and math

TL;DR 4 packets = 6tbsp of powdered hot cocoa


Thursday 2nd of December 2021

Absolutely loved it! Very chocolatey but oh so yum! I reduced both sugars a bit as I don’t like it too sweet and it was perfect with the marshmallows.


Sunday 5th of December 2021

Glad you enjoyed the recipe Jan!

Patty federico

Tuesday 30th of November 2021

What kind of chocolate chunks?


Sunday 5th of December 2021

I use semisweet chocolate chunks. :)


Monday 29th of November 2021

It says to use hot cocoa and baking cocoa, but it doesn't say where in the recipe to put the baking cocoa.


Monday 29th of November 2021

Thanks for the catch, Kim! It gets mixed in with the dry ingredients. I’ve fixed the directions. :)


Saturday 9th of January 2021

Use 2/3C dark cocoa to get extra dark chocolate cookies. These are so good! The perfect wintertime cookie!

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