Hot Cocoa Cookies

hot chocolate cookie recipe

Hot Cocoa Cookies – A rich chocolate cookie base just like your favorite cup of hot cocoa baked with toasted marshmallows.

Remember when I made Hot Chocolate Cookies a few weeks ago? I do, because I have been obsessing about them ever since I made them. My husband deemed them “the best cookie that I have ever eaten”. While they were a rather delectable cookie I just knew that I could improve them a bit. And I did. This time I added 1 cup of mini-chocolate chips and added marshmallows during the last two minutes of the cooking time. I have a confession, I made them another time and I added the marshmallows to the batter and I don’t know why I thought that would work. They melted all over the place and were a big ol’ mess. Duh. The addition of the marshmallow really does make this cookie fun and whimsical and even more delectable than they were before.

Here is the new ingredient list, the only things that changed were the addition of mini chips instead of white, milk, and semisweet chips and the mini marshmallows. Detailed instructions can be found at the original recipe.

2 sticks room temperature butter
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/4 cups flour
4 packages Hot Chocolate Mix (not sugar free)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup mini chocolate chips
2 cups mini marshmallows

hot chocolate cookie recipe

Bake as usual, but during the last two minutes of cooking time, add the marshmallows to the tops of the cookies. You will need to press them in a bit and let them bake for another 2 minutes or until they start to puff.

hot chocolate cookie recipe

This week’s cookie packaging could not have been any easier. I took a look in my craft closet and pulled these things out and in 5 minutes I was done.

hot chocolate cookie recipe

This is what I used to make the box:

1 Kraft paper Chinese take out box from Michaels
Glue Dots
White rickrack (thick)
3 red and green ribbons
scissors
Felties Snowman (I got this at Beverly’s which is a CA craft store chain, but I am sure that you can probably get them in most craft stores.)

cute cookie packaging ideas

I would definitely wrap your cookies in something before you add them to the box. You do not want any oil spots on your cute box do you?

cute cookie packaging ideas

I added two Glue Dots to the each side of the box and wrapped the rickrack around.

cute cookie packaging ideas

Added the Snowman sticker.

cute cookie packaging ideas

Then I tied three different ribbons to the sides of the box. Cute, huh?

cute cookie packaging ideas

And there you go. 5 minutes to turn a plain Chinese takeout box into a super cute gift.

cute cookie packaging ideas

I added the “c” at the last minute to personalize the box a little for the person that I was giving these too. I just think that the packaging is just as important as what is inside.


Week 2 Twelve Weeks of Christmas:

Hot Chocolate Cookie with Marshmallows

Hot Chocolate Cookie with Marshmallows

Yield: 3 dozen

Hot Chocolate Cookie with Marshmallows - Your favorite winter hot chocolate in cookie form.

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks room temperature butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 4 packages Hot Chocolate Mix (not sugar free)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Cream together both sugars and the butter until light and fluffy.
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
  3. Mix in the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. I did this in stages, scraping the bowl each time.
  5. Add the chocolate chips to the cookie dough.
  6. Chill the dough for an hour. Oops.
  7. Drop onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. I used my favorite tool for the job. My trusty ice cream scooper.
  8. Bake them in a preheated 350 degree oven for 9 to 11 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan.
  9. Bake as usual, but during the last two minutes of cooking time, add the marshmallows to the tops of the cookies. You will need to press them in a bit and let them bake for another 2 minutes or until they start to puff.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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This Post Has 95 Comments

  1. Nikki @Pennies on a Platter

    After my best friend made these for us during a visit almost a year ago, I finally buckled down and made them myself. They’re wonderful little pieces of heaven, for sure! 🙂 Next time, I’m going to try to make them with a homemade hot cocoa mix. To answer those who asked above, I believe the total amount of hot cocoa mix to use is 4 ounces (I read somewhere that each package includes 1 ounce of mix). Thanks for this recipe!!

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks for helping out Nikki!

  2. Rae

    So cool! Thanks for the recipe! Could you specify how much “4 packets of hot chocolate mix” is for those of us who buy a big ol’ tub of hot cocoa mix?
    Thanks!

    1. bakedbree

      1 ounce.

  3. SR

    Since I have a large container of hot chocolate mix rather than the small packages, how much mix should I measure out?

    1. bakedbree

      This has been answered already, it is 1 ounce packages.

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