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5 from 15 votes

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Hot chocolate cookies are like hot cocoa in cookie form, with a soft, rich, chocolate cookie topped with melted chocolate and a gooey marshmallow! Just like your favorite cup of cocoa!
Cook Time13 minutes
Total Time13 minutes
Servings: 48
Calories: 120kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 12 oz chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 24 large marshmallows
  • 1 large chocolate bar


  • Melt together the butter and chocolate chips in a small sauce pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Set aside and let the chocolate cool for about 15 minutes.
  • In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients (The flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt) whisk them together, and set the bowl aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together the brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth.
  • Add the slightly cooled, melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and stir until combined.
  • Slowly add in the dry ingredients while stirring until mixed.
  • Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate for 1-2 hours (The dough is like a thick cake batter before refrigerated, so you'll need it to firm up a good amount).
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking pan or two with parchment paper.
  • Roll the dough into 1 1/2 -2 inch cookie dough balls and place onto the prepared baking sheet, at least a couple inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, until the cookies start to crack.
  • Meanwhile, cut the marshmallows in half and cut the chocolate into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Remove the cookie sheet from the oven and top each cookie with a piece of chocolate and then half a marshmallow (sticky side down) and cook for another 3-4 minutes until the marshmallow is puffed and gooey.
  • Remove from the pan and let the cookies cool on the pan for about 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle grated chocolate over the top of your marshmallows if desired.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack to cool longer, or eat the cookies warm (recommended).


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.5mg