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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.
4.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cookies


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


*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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