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Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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Hot Chocolate Cookies are a rich chocolate cookie topped with a creamy chocolate frosting and tiny marshmallows.

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We love many chocolate cookies recipes. Dove Dark Chocolate Cookies are drop cookies filled with dark chocolate pieces. Christmas M&M Cookies Recipes are a chocolate cookie filled with M&Ms candy and are fun for Christmas.  You can’t go wrong with a mix of pretzels and Rolo candies in a chocolate cookie in these Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

These Hot Chocolate Cookies are so fun for wintertime. A delicious chocolate cookie is topped with a homemade chocolate fudge recipe. Tiny marshmallow bits add the final touch for a hot chocolate in cookie form. 

Hot Chocolate Cookie Recipes

Hot Chocolate Cookies Ingredients:

    • Butter
    • Sugar
    • Vanilla extract
    • All-Purpose flour
    • Cocoa powder
    • Baking powder
    • Baking soda
    • Salt
    • Milk
    • Powdered Sugar
    • Mini Marshmallow Bits– you want the small dehydrated marshmallows, not mini-marshmallows

Hot Chocolate Cookie Recipe Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl. You can use an electric handheld mixer or a stand mixer with a paddle attached. Let the mixture become light and fluffy.


In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together using a whisk or a fork to make sure it is well combined.


Gradually add in the dry ingredients and milk into the butter mixture until well incorporated. This is a fairly dry dough but if it is too crumbly add in more milk a teaspoon at a time until the dough sticks together.


Using a dough scoop or spoon scoop out dough and roll it into balls about 1″ round. Place the balls about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. You can use parchment paper to make cleaning up easier. 

Use the bottom of a glass and flatten each cookie to about ¼ of an inch. If the glass is sticking to the dough, you can dip it in sugar. For cookies with smoother edges, you can flatten them between your hands and then place them on the cookie sheet.


Bake each sheet of cookies for 11-13 minutes or until the tops appear dry. Watch them closely as the dark color makes it easy to let them burn. Allow the cookies to cool for 3 minutes on the baking sheet. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Let the cookies cool completely before you frost them. After the cookies have cooled it is time to frost them.


Add the butter, cocoa powder, and milk to a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Stir and heat until the butter is melted. Mix in the powdered sugar, and continue stirring until well incorporated and smooth.


One cookie at a time spoon frosting on and quickly top with marshmallow bits, the frosting sets quickly so working this way allows the marshmallows to stick. If the frosting thickens too much while frosting the cookies just re-heat it until it softens again.
Store the cookies in an airtight container.

Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoon milk

For the Frosting:

  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 ¾ cups powdered sugar
  • A pinch of salt

Decorations:

  • Mini Marshmallow Bits

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer.
  3. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium-size bowl.
  4. Gradually add the milk and dry ingredients to the creamed butter and sugar until well incorporated. This is a fairly dry dough but if it is too crumbly add in more milk a teaspoon at a time until a dough forms.
  5. Use a dough scoop or spoon to scoop out dough and roll it into balls. 
  6. Place the balls about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet and flatten them to about ¼ of an inch with the bottom of a glass (You can dip it in sugar if it sticks). For cookies with smoother edges, you can flatten them by hand and then place them on the cookie sheet. 
  7. Bake for 11-13 minutes until the tops appear dry.
  8. Allow to cool for 3 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  9. Allow the cookies to cool completely before frosting them.
  10. To make the frosting, add the butter, cocoa powder, and milk to a saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  11. Stir and heat until the butter is melted. Mix in the powdered sugar, and continue stirring until well incorporated and smooth. Remove from the heat.
  12. One cookie at a time spoon frosting on and quickly top with marshmallow bits.
  13. The frosting sets quickly so working this way allows the marshmallows to stick. If the frosting thickens too much while frosting the cookies just reheat it until it softens again. 
  14. Store the cookies in an airtight container. 
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