I'm not a huge beverage person, but hot chocolate is my jam. You wake up on a cold, winter morning to two feet of snow. You go outside and shovel your heart out, then come inside with frozen hands and a bright red face. In that moment, nothing tastes better than the sweet taste of hot chocolate. 

These cookies really do taste like the real thing. They have a brownie-like batter that's refrigerated before baking so it comes out chewy and fudgy, but not flat. Then, they're topped with a square of milk chocolate and half a marshmallow and toasted to perfection. Definitely enjoy these cookies while they're still warm.

Hot Chocolate Cookies

  • Prep Time:1 hr 30 mins
  • Cook Time:15 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr 45 mins
  • Servings:2
  • Medium


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar packed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • about 7 ounces milk chocolate broken into 1/2-inch pieces
  • about 12 large marshmallows cut in half
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  • Step 1

    In a medium, heatproof bowl, microwave the butter with the chocolate chips until melted. Add the brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract and mix well.

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  • Step 2

    Add the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt and mix with a rubber spatula until combined.

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  • Step 3

    Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour, or until firmer. While refrigerating, break up chocolate into pieces and halve the marshmallows. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

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  • Step 4

    Roll balls of dough and place on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then remove from oven and push one chocolate piece into cookie and top with half a marshmallow. Place back in oven for 5 minutes.

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  • Step 5

    Allow to cool on baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Best served warm. Enjoy!

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These cookies are relatively simple and they're a lot of fun to make. Pressing a little square of chocolate into a soft freshly baked cookie is oh-so-satisfying. Plus of course, the end result is impressive-looking and delicious.