clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon

Hot Chocolate Cookies

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 11 minutes
  • Total Time: 31 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies
  • Category: Desserts, Baking, Cooking
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


This easy recipe for hot chocolate cookies makes rich, chocolatey cookies! They are filled with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows. They taste like a cup of hot cocoa and make the perfect cookie for winter and the holidays!


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 21/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark), divided
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk to combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle attachment or with a handheld mixer on medium speed, cream the butter and sugars for 2-3 minutes, until creamy and pale. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time with the mixer on medium speed. Add the vanilla extract.
  5. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, stir in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips.
  6. Use a 1-ounce cookie scoop to drop the cookies onto the cookie sheet. Place them 3″ apart. Top each cookie with a 4-5 extra chocolate chips.
  7. Bake 9 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully stick 2-4 marshmallows on each cookie. Place sheet back in oven and bake another 1-2 minutes or until the center is just set. Let cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before then transferring them to a rack to cool.


  • Store leftover hot chocolate chip cookies in an airtight container. Store at room temperature for up to 6 days.
  • Store unbaked cookie dough in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • The nutrition information provided is an estimate. The calorie accuracy is not guaranteed.

Keywords: hot chocolate cookies, hot chocolate, hot cocoa, chocolate, chocolate cookies, chocolate chips, marshmallows