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The Most Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookies

These are The Most Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookies ever.  A rich, chewy chocolate cookie with chocolate chips, topped with a toasted marshmallow. Cookie dreams.

Hello friends!  Today I’m once again joining Krista of The Happy Housie, as well as 17 amazing bloggers as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series.  We have been sharing all kinds of Christmas inspiration over the last few weeks, including handmade gift ideas, our holiday homes, and today delicious Christmas recipes!  Make sure to check out all the recipes in the links at the bottom of this post! xo

For todays delicious post I’m sharing my recipe for The Most Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookies.  They really are SO CHOCOLATEY.  Fudgy, chewy and unbelievably good.

The Most Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookies

A Pretty Life Christmas Cookie Week!

These cookies are also part of my Christmas Cookie Week! Over the course of this week I shared recipes for Christmas Oat Drops, these Hot Chocolate Cookies, Fruitcake Shortbread Squares, Cranberry Orange Brown Sugar Shortbread, Snowball Cookies and German Chocolate Thumbprints!  All recipes are simple, use straightforward ingredients and can be frozen to enjoy later.  Just what you need during this busy time of year…so make sure to check those out too!  For now, let’s get to this recipe for The Most Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookies.

The Most Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookies

These Hot Chocolate cookies are the ultimate chocolate cookie.  They are rich, chewy and full of delicious chocolate flavourful.  Which makes them a perfect cookie to pair with marshmallows!  Put together it’s like a cup of cocoa in cookie form…the best.

The Most Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookies

After making these cookies several times, I learned a few tricks…the biggest tip is to make sure to flatten the dough before you bake it, or the marshmallow will slide off the cookie while it bakes.  I even found that if you make a slight dent with your thumb in the centre of the batter, it helps to anchor the marshmallow in place.

The Most Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookies

Then pop them into the oven to bake.  The marshmallow bakes perfectly with the cookie and comes out soft and golden brown.  Irresistible.

The Most Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookies

Just look at that toasted marshmallow…is your mouth watering yet?

The Most Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookies

I also like to give these cookies a light dusting of shaved semi-sweet chocolate…it makes them look pretty and adds even more delicious chocolate flavour.  Just make sure to sprinkle it on once the cookies have cooled.  I hope you make these Hot Chocolate cookies and enjoy them immensely!


The Most Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookies

These are The Most Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookies ever.  A rich, chewy chocolate cookie with chocolate chips, topped with a toasted marshmallow. Cookie dreams.


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips (twelve ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar (lightly packed)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • regular sized marshmallows (cut in half)
  • shaved semi-sweet chocolate to sprinkle on after


  1. Using the double boiler method, melt the butter and chocolate into a smooth mixture. To do this I create a double boiler by putting a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water (making sure that the bowl and pan fit together snug).  This ensures that the mixture doesn’t burn.  Then add the butter and chocolate to the heatproof bowl and melt it there.  Once it’s melted and mixed together, set it aside to cool slightly.
  2. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  3. Using a mixer, mix together the eggs, brown sugar and vanilla.  Beat for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the chocolate mix to the sugar mix and combine.
  5. Slowly add the flour to the batter and mix well.
  6. Refrigerate the batter for at least 1 hour.  You can even leave it in the fridge overnight.
  7. When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Make 2 inch cookie dough balls, and flatten them slightly using the bottom of a glass (see picture).  Make sure the cookies are as level as possible so the marshmallows don’t slide off while baking. TIP:  I even found that if I made a small indent in the centre of the dough, it will help to keep the marshmallow in place.
  9. Space the cookies at least 1 1/2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
  10. Cut the large marshmallows in half, then add half to the top of each cookie, sticky side down.
  11. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  12. Cool.
  13. Tip:  If you want an extra chocolate boost, sprinkle on some shaved semi sweet chocolate to the tops of the cookies…just wait until they have cooled completely before you do this.
  14. Enjoy!

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Christmas Cookie Exchange

Snowball Cookies  //  Fruitcake Shortbread Squares  //  Christmas Oat Drops  //  German Chocolate Cookies  //  Cranberry Orange Brown Sugar Shortbread  //  Hot Chocolate Cookies

More Delicious Christmas Recipes

Now it’s time to take a tour through all these amazing and festive Christmas recipes!  You’ll be sure to leave inspired to make something.

How to Make Mulled Wine (Glühwein Recipe) at The Happy Housie
DIY Colonial Gingerbread House at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Christmas Wreath Veggie Pizza at Clean & Scentsible
Homemade Egg Nog at Town and Country Living
Easy Holiday Appetizer at Rooms FOR Rent

Secret Ingredient Gingerbread Cookies at Jenna Kate at Home
Snowball Cookies at Finding Silver Pennies
Easy Gluten Free Shortbread with White Chocolate and Toffee at Home Made Lovely
Brown Butter Sugar Cookies with Chocolate Ganache
The Best One Hour Orange Rolls at Summer Adams Designs

Cake Mix Quick Bread Recipe at On Sutton Place
Best Waffle Recipe Ever at The DIY Mommy
The Most Chocolatey Hot Chocolate Cookies at A Pretty Life
Eggnog Bread Recipe at Tauni Everett
Instant Pot Ham at TIDBITS Marci

Toblerone Shortbread with Browned Flour at Life is a Party
Spicy Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies at Modern Glam
Christmas Tree Marshmallow Hot Cocoa Toppers at The Turquoise Home
Easy Creme Brule for the Holidays at Hallstrom Home

Merry Christmas!

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  1. You had me at hello! That title alone made my mouth water and now I’m drooling. Our 9 year old will love making these cookies. Thank you for the recipe!

  2. Made these for my Christmas cookie tray and they are delicious! Super chocolatey! My kids are gonna love them!! Thanks so much!!!