Hot Cocoa Cookies

Imagine your hands wrapped around a nice, warm mug of velvety hot cocoa with gooey marshmallows floating on top. Take all of those sights, smells and flavors and put them in a cookie! Hot Cocoa Cookies are loaded with all the reminiscent flavors of hot cocoa. A rich cookie base studded with melted chocolate chips is met with gooey mini marshmallows. I finished them by dusting a little cocoa over the top. Perfect for any cold weather baking, midnight treats, Christmas cookie exchange or just to have around.

Snuggle up on the couch with a batch of these Hot Cocoa Cookies. Meanwhile, sip on a mug of cocoa! Or definitely have a glass of milk nearby. I don’t think Santa would mind having these cookies, either.

 Most importantly,  you can let your mind wander and relax when you bake cookies. You don’t have to be consumed on the itty bitty details. If you burn a batch, you have more dough to redeem yourself with on the next round! I may or may not have done just that. To get the gooey marshmallow effect, make sure you follow the directions on placing the mini marshmallows on top of the cookies halfway through the cooking process. Putting the marshmallows on top of the cookies right away will cause them to brown and melt all over the place. We’re aiming for the hot cocoa soaked gooey marshmallow effect on these cookies.

Whip up a batch of these Hot Cocoa Cookies to share with a crowd, or just for yourself to watch a Christmas movie with. Either way, it’s hard to have any of these leftover! John went as far to say that these cookies are “a total knockout”. You need them.

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Hot Cocoa Cookies


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x

Description

Imagine your hands wrapped around a nice, warm mug of velvety hot cocoa with gooey marshmallows floating on top. Take all of those sights, smells and flavors and put them in a cookie! Hot Cocoa Cookies are loaded with all the reminiscent flavors of hot cocoa. A rich cookie base studded with melted chocolate chips is met with gooey mini marshmallows. I finished them by dusting a little cocoa over the top. Perfect for any cold weather baking, midnight treats, Christmas cookie exchange or just to have around.


Ingredients

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  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 oz chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about a couple minutes. Reduce the speed to low and add in one egg at time, making sure to wipe down the sides of the bowl in between each addition. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  2. With the mixer speed on low, mix in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt until combined and a dough has formed. Add in the chocolate chips and mix until just combined. Use a tablespoon-sized scoop to scoop the cookie dough into balls onto a non-greased baking sheet, placing each one a couple inches apart.
  3. Bake for 5 minutes, remove the cookies from the oven and gently press 3-4 mini marshmallows into the top of each cookie. Return the cookies to the oven and bake for another 5-6 minutes or until the cookies have set and are cooked through. Allow the cookies to cool slightly on the baking sheet for several minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

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