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Hot Cocoa Cookies (Hot Chocolate Cookies with Mini Marshmallows)

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Hot Cocoa Cookies

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.

It makes them a little gooier and makes the cookie look even more delicious.  I do the same thing with the chocolate chunks and the cookies come out looking great!

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.

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Delicious Hot Cocoa Cookies

These cookies taste absolutely wonderful dipped in milk!  You can even warm these cookies up in the microwave if you want your cookie to be gooier.

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

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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, hot cocoa, 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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Saturday 9th of January 2021

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

Sam | Ahead of Thyme

Monday 12th of November 2018

Wow these cookies look delicious! I bet they would be amazing dipped in hot chocolate. Pinning to try this later.

Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life

Monday 12th of November 2018

These look so delicious AND decadent. These would make a great addition to our Christmas cookie line-up.

Eileen Kelly

Sunday 11th of November 2018

Such a delicious cookie recipe! These will be awesome to make with my niece for our Christmas cookie day! Fun to make with the kids!


Sunday 11th of November 2018

It literally just got cold enough for our first hot chocolate of the season today. The kids were so excited to get all snuggled on the sofa with their hot chocolate, marshmallows and sprinkles. I dare say they will be even more excited when I offer up these cookies next time ?

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