Festive Hot Chocolate Cookies

A delicious chocolate cookie recipe that is topped with melted marshmallow and drizzled in chocolate before finishing off with festive sprinkles!
Course Christmas Baking, Christmas Cookie, Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Cookie, Christmas Cookies, Hot chocolate cookie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Author Melissa


  • ½ cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 ½ cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • pinch Salt
  • 1 ¼ cups Brown Sugar lightly packed
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 12 large Marshmallows - cut into quarters


  • Begin by melting butter with 1.5 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips over medium heat using the double broiler method (place an inch of water in pot and put bowl that doesn't touch the water over top - allow to lightly boil while stirring constantly). Once chocolate is fully melted set aside.
  • In a medium bowl sift together your dry ingredients; flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  • In a stand mixer (or using an electric mixer) beat together eggs with brown sugar and vanilla, allow to mix for 2-3 minutes until fully incorporated.
  • Add the melted chocolate mixture to sugar mixture and beat on medium speed to combine.
  • Add flour mixture to wet ingredients slowly (about 1/3 at a time) mix well between each addition. Batter will resemble a thick buttercream at this point.
  • Chill dough in the fridge for at least 1 hour - I prefer to leave mine for the day and bake after about 4 hours to ensure it has time to set!
  • Preheat oven to 350°F when ready to bake and prepare baking sheets with parchment paper (or silicone baking mats).
  • Roll dough into small balls (about 1.5") and GENTLY press down to create a small indent for the marshmallow to sit in. Place 1/4 piece of marshmallow on each cookie and gently press to keep it in place.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are just firm on the outside - they will still be gooey in the center.
  • Allow to cool 10 minutes before drizzling with chocolate and topping with sprinkles of choice.