Hot Chocolate Cookies


It’s about that time to start thinking about the cookies you’ll be making for Santa. This year, I thought I should make some cookies that would go good with Santa’s hot cocoa, something we also make every year for the jolly old guy. So I got to work in the kitchen, experimenting with chocolate and marshmallows. I wanted to make the richest, most chocolaty cookie that had a gooey, chewy consistency. Then top it with a big marshmallow and even more chocolate.


These cookies turned out just as I wanted – rich, gooey, ooey, chocoalty goodness. After they baked, I halved a large marshmallow, placed it on the warm cookie. Then I put the cookies under the hot broiler, just until the marshmallow had lightly toasted. At first, I had wanted to finish these cookies with a little chocolate syrup, but to make them not so messy, I opted for grated chocolate.


I also used my favorite flour, Gold Medal, in this recipe, because of it’s lightness and quality.

A note about Sandy Hook:

I was so saddened the whole weekend after the tragic events in Newton. Having a friend with little kids that attended the school where the tragedy happened makes it that much worse. I can’t imagine the fear she felt last Friday. Sarah (of Sarah’s Cucina Bella) has written a beautiful post here about her experience and remembering Shady Hook.


Hot Chocolate Cookies


For the Cookies:
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup or 1 stick butter, softened
2 eggs
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 packets hot cocoa mix
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

For Garnish:
12 large marshmallows, cut in half
1 square semi-sweet baking chocolate, for grating


Heat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugar together until light in color in stand mixer. Add eggs and mix well. Add cocoa powder, cocoa mix and vanilla. Mix well. Add flour baking soda and salt. Mix just until dough comes together. Refrigerate dough until chilled, about 1 hour.

Drop cookie dough by the tablespoon on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, or just until cookie is set. Remove cookies from oven and place marshmallows on top. Turn oven broiler on high and place cookies directly under broiler to lightly toast marshmallows. Remove when done and transfer to a cooling rack. Garnish with grated chocolate before serving.

This post sponsored by Gold Medal. All opinions 100% mine.

12 Responses to “Hot Chocolate Cookies”

  1. 1
    Paula - bell'alimento — December 18, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    Oh my GOODness I would devour these!

  2. 2
    Aggie — December 18, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    Oh Angie – I LOVE these!! That marshmallow is making me swoon.

  3. 3
    Sandy @ RE — December 18, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    Oh I love these kind of cookies. Just pinned it … and am drooling 🙂

  4. 4
    JulieD — December 18, 2012 @ 6:27 pm

    ooh these look amazing!!!

  5. 5
    Cassie | Bake Your Day — December 18, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    Yum! I love hot chocolate in the form of cookies!

  6. 6
    tijuana (po' man meals) — December 18, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    you had me at chocolate. but hot chocolate cookies? genius. making very soon! 🙂

  7. 7
    Rob Brennan — December 19, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

    Shady Hook in Newton? Do you mean Sandy Hook in Newtown?

  8. 8
    Tara @ Unsophisticook — December 19, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    What I wouldn’t do for a plate of these right now!

  9. 9
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — December 19, 2012 @ 9:41 pm

    YUM! What fabulous cookies these turned out to be!

  10. 10
    Anna — December 21, 2012 @ 6:04 am

    I’m drooling over the keypad. They look gorgeous 🙂

  11. 11
    Sheryl — November 29, 2014 @ 10:34 pm

    Do these freeze well? I have a party to bring them to next weekend but only time to bake is tomorrow, TIA!

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