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Hot Chocolate Cookies With Jumbo Marshmallows

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Hot chocolate cookies topped with jumbo marshmallows – soft, chocolatey, melt in our mouth hot cocoa cookies topped with a gooey, jumbo marshmallow, followed by a drizzle of decadent chocolate icing to top off an already perfect cookie! It’s the ultimate winter dessert that everyone – adults and kids alike – will absolutely love.

Close up of two hot chocolate cookes with a bite taken out of one.

I can’t think of a cozier winter treat than a hot chocolate cookie. I mean, it’s hot chocolate transformed into a cookie – how could you go wrong?! These are great to enjoy as a family, to take to a party, or even to use in a cookie exchange. Whenever you mention to someone that you have hot chocolate cookies, their eyes will instantly light up! If you love to enjoy a cozy cup of hot chocolate topped with marshmallows, these cookies are sure to be a new favorite.

These hot cocoa cookies are very simple to make – you can even let the kids join in and help. Just mix the cookie dough, let it chill, then scoop them onto the tray and bake them. Toast the marshmallows on top, then top the cookies with the smooth chocolate icing. In almost no time at all, you’ll have a full batch of delicious hot chocolate cookies! Just don’t expect them to last long – these cookies are so popular that they’re always gone in a flash.

Why You’ll Love This Hot Chocolate Cookie Recipe

  • They taste just like a cozy mug of hot chocolate!
  • There are 3 yummy layers to these cookies – chocolate cookie, a marshmallow, and chocolate icing.
  • These cookies are popular with both kids and adults.
  • They are very festive!
  • They are a different, unique twist on a classic chocolate cookie.

Equipment Needed To Make Hot Chocolate Cookies

  • Microwave-Safe Bowl
  • Microwave
  • Bowl
  • Electric Mixer
  • Baking Sheets   
  • Parchment Paper
  • 1 ½ Inch Cookie Scoop
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Cooling Rack
  • Spoon
One hot chocolate cookie with jumbo marshmallows on a piece of parchment paper.

Ingredients For Your Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

Cookies

  • Butter
  • Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
  • All-purpose Flour
  • Dutched Cocoa
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Brown Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Marshmallows

Chocolate Icing

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Butter
  • Dutched Cocoa Powder
  • Water
  • Vanilla Extract

How To Make Hot Chocolate Cookies

Cookies

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter. Slowly add in semi-sweet chocolate chips and stir until completely melted. If the chips aren’t completely melted, microwave for 15 seconds at a time, stirring until completely melted. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix together eggs, sugar, and vanilla until well combined.
  3. Add in baking powder, salt, and Dutched cocoa powder and mix together. Slowly add in the flour and blend well.
  4. Scrape down the sides and mix on low. Add in the chocolate mixture until well combined.
  5. Refrigerate dough for about 15 mins.
  6. Preheat the oven to 325°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop dough onto the pan using a 1½ inch cookie scoop. Bake for 10-12 mins.

Marshmallows

Cut large marshmallows in halt (crosswise). Once you remove the cookies from the oven, place half of a marshmallow on top (with the cut side down). Return the cookies to the oven until the marshmallows are slightly golden around the edge. PROMPTLY remove the cookies from the oven. Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and place them on a cooling rack.

Chocolate Icing

  1. Using an electric mixer, mix together powdered sugar, melted butter, Dutched cocoa powder, hot water, and vanilla. Mix until there are no lumps. While the cookies are still warm, spoon a small amount of icing on top of each marshmallow. Use the back of the spoon to spread the icing around if needed. If desired you can top cookies with sprinkles, before the icing dries.
  2. Let icing set before serving.
Hot Cocoa cookies on a cooling rack.

What to Serve/Pair with Your Hot Cocoa Cookies

You’ll be hard-pressed to find something that these cookies won’t pair well with. If you’re wanting to keep these cookies pretty traditional, they pair well with an ice-cold glass of milk or a warm cup of hot chocolate.  


If you want to add another dessert that your family or friends can munch on while they’re also enjoying these hot cocoa cookies, try The Best Gooey Almond Coconut Chex Mix. It’s a tasty addition to any dessert table!

Popular Substitutions & Additions

You may notice now that there are SO many options when it comes to marshmallows! I like to make these with plain jumbo marshmallows, but you could also try it with a flavored marshmallow (I’ve heard that Smashmallow has some tasty options)!

If you want to make your cookies a little extra festive, top with seasonal sprinkles.

How To Store Hot Chocolate Cookies

These cookies can be stored in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 3 days. The earlier you eat them, the softer that they will be. These hot chocolate cookies also freeze well. Just let them completely cool and put them into a sealed container before freezing. Let them thaw overnight to enjoy.

Hot cocoa cookies stacked on top of each other and one has a bite taken out of it.

Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies FAQs

Can I use mini marshmallows instead of jumbo for this hot cocoa cookie recipe?

Sure! If you don’t have any jumbo marshmallows on hand, you can use mini marshmallows instead. I would cut two mini marshmallows in half and arrange the four pieces in a circle in the center of the cookie.

Do I have to add the icing on top?

The icing on these hot chocolate cookies is honestly one of my absolute favorite parts of this recipe, but if you want something not as sweet, you could definitely leave the icing off. I’d recommend at least serving it on the side, so others can dip their cookie in the icing.

Why do I have to chill the dough?

Chilling the dough is a must for this hot chocolate cookie recipe. Chilling the dough before you scoop the cookies will help keep them from spreading out too much when they are baking. If you don’t chill it, your cookies will still taste good, but they may be wide and flat.

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Don’t Forget To Come Back And Let Me Know How Your Hot Chocolate Cookies Turned Out!

Close up of two hot chocolate cookes with a bite taken out of one.

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Hot chocolate cookies topped with jumbo marshmallows – soft, chocolatey, melt in our mouth hot cocoa cookies topped with a gooey, jumbo marshmallow, followed by a drizzle of decadent chocolate icing to top off an already perfect cookie! It’s the ultimate winter dessert that everyone – adults and kids alike – will absolutely love.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cookies

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup Dutched cocoa powder
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 13 large marshmallows

Chocolate Icing

  • cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • ¼ cup Dutched cocoa powder
  • cup hot water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter. Slowly add in semi-sweet chocolate chips and stir until completely melted. If the chips aren't completely melted, microwave for 15 seconds at a time, stirring in between until completely melted. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix eggs, sugar, and vanilla until well combined.
  • Add baking powder, salt, and Dutched cocoa powder and mix. Slowly add in flour and blend well.
  • Scrape down the sides and mix on low. Add in the chocolate mixture until well combined.
  • Refrigerate dough for about 15 mins.
  • Preheat oven to 325°. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop dough onto the pan using a 1½ inch cookie scoop. Bake for 10-12 mins.

Marshmallows

  • Cut large marshmallows in halt (crosswise). Once you remove the cookies from the oven, place half of a marshmallow on top (with the cut side down). Return the cookies to the oven until the marshmallow is slightly golden around the edge. PROMPTLY remove the cookies from the oven. Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet and place them on a cooling rack.

Chocolate Icing

  • Using an electric mixer, mix together powdered sugar, melted butter, Dutched cocoa powder, hot water, and vanilla. Mix until there are no lumps. While the cookies are still warm, spoon a small amount of icing on top of each marshmallow. Use the back of the spoon to spread the icing around if needed. If desired you can top cookies with sprinkles, before the icing dries.
  • Let icing set before serving.

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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