hot chocolate cookies

These cookies are so, so, SO delicious! If you’re looking for a holiday cookie, look no further. These are the right stuff. Warm, melty chocolate, fluffy marshmallow, sweet chocolate cookie. They would be a great edition to any holiday party table.


recipe adapted from:

1 stick unsalted butter

12 oz. chopped baking semi-sweet chocolate

1 1/2 c. flour

1/4 c. cocoa powder

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 1/4 c. light brown sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract


In a medium saucepan, melt butter and chopped chocolate together until smooth. Let cool for 15-20 minutes.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a stand mixer, beat brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat on low speed until smooth. Mix in the cooled chocolate mixture just until blended. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, mixing on low speed until just combined. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough and roll between your palms to form 1-inch balls. Arrange about 16 balls on each cookie sheet, flattening slightly. Bake until the tops of the cookies crack, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, cut 8 ounces of semisweet chocolate into 1-inch squares. Snip 8 marshmallows in half crosswise and stick 1 square of chocolate onto each of the cut sides.

Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and gently press a marshmallow half, chocolate side down, into each cookie. Bake until the marshmallows are just softened, about 4 minutes. Transfer the pans to racks to cool for 5 minutes.

Grate 5 ounces of semisweet chocolate over the hot cookies. Using a spatula, transfer the cookies to the racks and let cool. Repeat the process with the remaining dough, marshmallows and chocolate.



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