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Hot Chocolate Cookies

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As I begin this first post of the 2018 #ChristmasCookiesWeek event with my fabulous blogger friends, it is near 80 degrees F. I think it’s kind of funny that my first cookie is hot chocolate cookies. It just seems too warm for something called hot chocolate. But I thought it was the perfect choice to kick off the event.

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Hot Chocolate Cookies are sure to become a family favorite.

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This cookie is rich, chock full of chocolate and marshmallows. Just like a warm cup of cocoa. In fact, they would be perfect with warm cup of cocoa. I made them to take to a potluck and came home with an empty tray. They are THAT good.

Hot Chocolate Cookies are sure to become a family favorite.

I have a lot of chocolate cookie recipes on the site, including Mexican hot chocolate cookies, nutty triple chocolate cookies, and Alex’s double chocolate white chip cookies to name a few. These hot chocolate cookies are the chocolatiest ones yet. 

Hot Chocolate Cookies are sure to become a family favorite.

With cocoa, four packages of hot cocoa and chocolate chunks these cookies are a chocolate lovers dream come true. I like to make trays of cookies with a variety of choices and this one will be included for sure this year. These cookies will probably become my family’s new favorite.

Hot Chocolate Cookies are sure to become a family favorite.

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

Hot Chocolate Cookies are sure to become a family favorite.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract, I used Adams Extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup baking cocoa
  • 4 packets hot cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line rimmed baking sheets with a Silpat and set aside.
  2. Combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, and Adams pure vanilla extract in a bowl.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Combine flour, baking soda, hot cocoa, and salt in a bowl and stir well.
  5. Slowly add dry mix into butter mixture until blended well. Be careful not to over mix. Add chocolate chunks and mix briefly until they are distributed.
  6. Fold mini marshmallows into cookie mix.
  7. Using a medium cookie scoop,  drop onto prepared cookie sheet, 2-inches apart. Bake for 14-16 minutes.
  8. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool.


Some marshmallows may melt into the batter, that's OK. They will still taste delicious. If you'd like, press one or two mini marshmallows on top of each cookie before baking.

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Liz @ Books n' Cooks

Wednesday 5th of December 2018

These cookies would be a hit in my house, with that combo of chocolate and marshmallows. (And too funny, posting hot chocolate cookies on an 80F day!)


Wednesday 5th of December 2018

I'll put the coffee on. Pass the plate!


Tuesday 4th of December 2018

What a fun idea for Christmas cookies! I love the pockets of marshmallows, perfect for the holidays!


Monday 3rd of December 2018

I love the marshmallows in them, that makes them extra fun!

Valentina | The Baking Fairy

Monday 3rd of December 2018

I love that you used hot cocoa mix in these cookies! What a fun idea to really pack in the chocolate flavor!

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