Hot Chocolate Cookies

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By Tiffany
December 23, 2022


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Welcome to the Cast Iron Lane Christmas Cookies Series where I feature yummy and fun cookies to make this holiday season.

You can also browse a wide selection of cookie recipes here.

These Hot Chocolate Cookies are the perfect cookies to go along with my favorite holiday drink, Hot Cocoa!

I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!

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How to Make Hot Chocolate Cookies

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Hot Chocolate Cookies

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Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 20 cookies


  • 1 C dark chocolate chopped (or your favorite type of chocolate)
  • 6 Tbsp cocoa powder I prefer dark
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 20 halves of marshmallows 10 marshmallows
  • nutmeg and cinnamon


  • Use a double boiler or put the butter (cut into slices) and chocolate in a glass bowl and set in on a pot of gently boiling water. Stir as the chocolate melts and mix with the butter. Mix until smooth.
  • In separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and nutmet. Stir together.
  • Using a stand or hand mixer with whisk attachment, beat the eggs and sugar until pale and peaks. Approximately 5 minutes.
  • Add vanilla, then pour and scrape the chocolate mix into dry ingredients.
  • Mix until combines, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  • Combine the dry mix into same bowl. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Cover and chill at least 1 1/2 hours. Can chill up to one day.
  • When ready, remove from refrigerator
  • Preheat oven to 325°F
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Scoop dough from bowl in 1 1/2 tablespoon scoops. Roll into a ball with your hands.
  • Place on baking sheets, 1 - 2 inches a part. Baking approximately 9 minutes. The cookies should look puffy and soft.
  • Place cut marshmallow piece, cut side down, into the center of each cookie. Push it gently into the cookie so that it sticks
  • Bake again for up to 5 minutes or until the marshmallows are puffed up.
  • Additionally, you can broil for a minute or so to brown the marshmallows
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool a bit, then sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cookies, Christmas Cookies, cookies, hot chocolate, hot cocoa
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