Hot Cocoa Cookies

Hot_Cocoa_Cookies4-LifeInTheLofthouse   Is everyone sick of Christmas cookies yet? I hope not, cause guess what I’m sharing today!? :D

   These Hot Cocoa Cookies are my favorite cookies to make during the holidays. They are soft, chewy and literally taste like a cup of hot chocolate. These cookies are perfect to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve! He may even leave you an extra present if you do. They’re that good! ;) 

Hot Cocoa Cookies
Yields 32
Soft and chewy chocolate cookies with melted marshmallow and a surprise chocolate center. They really do taste like a cup of hot cocoa!
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Prep Time
1 hr 15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Prep Time
1 hr 15 min
Cook Time
15 min
  1. 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  2. 1 (12 oz.) bag semisweet chocolate chips
  3. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  4. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 1/4 cups (packed) light brown sugar
  8. 3 large eggs
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  10. 16 large marshmallows
  11. 8 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, cut in 1-inch pieces
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and chocolate chips, stirring frequently, over medium heat. Let cool for 15 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla at low speed until smooth, 2 minutes. Mix in the cooled chocolate mixture just until blended. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, mixing on low speed until just combined. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.
  4. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment or wax paper. Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough and roll between your palms to form 1-inch balls. Arrange about 16 balls 2 inches apart on each cookie sheet, flattening slightly. Bake until the tops of the cookies crack, about 12 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, cut marshmallows in half crosswise and stick 1 piece of chocolate onto each of the cut sides.
  6. Remove the cookies from oven; gently press a marshmallow half, chocolate side down, into each cookie. Place back in oven and bake until the marshmallows are just softened, about 4 minutes. Remove from oven; let cool 10 minutes before serving.
Adapted from Rachel Ray
Adapted from Rachel Ray
Life In The Lofthouse


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