Hot Cocoa Cookies (Hot Chocolate Cookies with Mini Marshmallows)

Made with hot cocoa mix, these Hot Cocoa Cookies are rich in chocolate flavor and filled with gooey marshmallow deliciousness.  They’re a perfect cookie to gift during the Christmas season because they taste delicious and look so appetizing!


Mini Marshmallows in the Cookies

In this recipe, it calls for mini marshmallows to be folded into the chocolate cookie mix.  I like to add mini marshmallows on top of the cookies after they come out of the oven.  It makes them a little more gooey and makes the cookie look even more delicious.  I do the same thing with the chocolate chunks and the cookies come out looking great!

TIP: To reduce the chance of marshmallows sticking to your cookie sheet and melting, make sure that the marshmallows are not directly touching the cookie sheet.  Wrap the chocolate mix around the marshmallows to prevent spills and burning.

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Delicious Hot Cocoa Cookies

These cookies taste absolutely wonderful dipped in milk!  You can even warm these cookies up in the microwave if you want your cookie to be more gooey.  Just don’t overdo it – even 3-5 seconds at a time is enough to warm your marshmallows and melt your chocolate.

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Hot Cocoa Cookies (Hot Chocolate Cookies)

Chocolate cookies with chocolate chunks and mini marshmallows. 
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chunks, christmas, cookies, hot chocolate, hot cocoa, mini marshmallows
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes


  • 1 cup butter, softened 2 sticks
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 4 packets of hot cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract in a bowl. 
  • Add one egg at a time.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, hot cocoa, and salt in a bowl and mix to combine.
  • Slowly add dry mixture into butter mixture until blended well.  Be careful to not overmix.
  • Fold chocolate chunks and mini marshmallows into cookie mix. 
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonful on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from cookie sheet and let cool. 
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20 thoughts on “Hot Cocoa Cookies (Hot Chocolate Cookies with Mini Marshmallows)

  1. The chocoholics in the family would love these for sure. I think I need to head into the kitchen and whip of a batch of these for the weekend. A great combination of flavours.

  2. Nom nom nom.. Wow these look absolutely delicious! What a great idea, to give these as Christmas gifts? My family and friends would love me forever! I can’t think of a better combination than hot chocolate and marshmallows. Love that I can have it in cookie form 🙂

  3. What a genius idea to use hot cocoa in these cookies! I’ve never thought to do that before. And to combine it with chocolate chunks and marshmallows…I would keep all these cookies to myself 🙂

  4. It literally just got cold enough for our first hot chocolate of the season today. The kids were so excited to get all snuggled on the sofa with their hot chocolate, marshmallows and sprinkles. I dare say they will be even more excited when I offer up these cookies next time 🙂

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