Hot Cocoa Cookies Recipe

Hot cocoa cookies are the perfect treat with the holidays on the horizon!  Every year I try something new to cook and share with my family.


Hot Cocoa Cookies The Perfect Holiday Treat

You should try these quick and easy cocoa cookies.  These cookies are loaded with chocolate chips and marshmallows.  It’s the perfect recipe for decorating for the fall as a family, Thanksgiving, or the upcoming Christmas Party, or you can leave them for Santa.



What Will You Need

Ingredients: Please use whatever brands you would like.  I have my favorites, so I understand.

  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 108 mini marshmallows



How To Make Hot Cocoa Cookies

Directions: Use your favorite medium-sized mixing bowl, a 9×11 baking sheet, and finally, some parchment paper, and you are ready to bake.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Prep a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and salt together
  4. Add the sugars and mix them together.
  5. Crack both eggs into the bowl and add the vanilla, then blend.
  6. Pour the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda into a bowl and mix until combined into a thick dough.
  7. Add the chocolate chips.
  8. Scoop about 2-inch-sized dough balls onto the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes
  9. Slide the oven rack out with cookies still inside and place three marshmallows into each cookie.
  10. Slide the rack back in and bake for the other 7 minutes or until the marshmallows have become golden brown.
  11. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes
  12. Enjoy!



A Few Tips

We all like different things, so here are a few options for substitutes for the ingredients.

  • Served well with milk or hot cocoa!
  • Putting the rice crispies in the fridge before cutting with a cookie cutter allows them to harden enough to not be too sticky when cutting, but hasn’t been in the fridge long enough to where they are challenging to cut.
  • For gluten-free substitutes:
    • Substitute flour for any gluten-free flour (almond flour, Bob’s Red Mill Gluten free flour, buckwheat flour, etc.)
    • Substitute equal amounts of crispy rice cereal with a gluten-free crispy rice cereal
    • Substitute Marshmallows with gluten-free marshmallows
      • Some Gluten Free Brands:
      • Most chocolate melting chips are gluten-free


I’m telling you … you definitely want to try these.  They are delish!!!





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