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Hot Chocolate Cookies

close up overhead shot of hot chocolate cookies stacked on top of each other
This cookie is sweet, chocolatey, and easy to make. A chocolate cookie with chocolate chunks and caramelized marshmallows, it’s a decadent cookie that’s both fun to make, and fun to eat.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 191 kcal


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 300g bag
  • 1 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 15 large marshmallows cut into halves
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks


  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt together butter and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Stir at 30-second intervals until melted. Let cool for 5 minutes.
    TIP: You’ll want this melted but not hot. If too hot, it will scramble the eggs when you add them in.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat together chocolate mixture, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and beat just until mixed. Don’t over mix.
  • Cover mixing bowl with food-safe wrap and place in the fridge for one hour.
  • Line three baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. You’ll want to bake just one tray at a time.
  • Scoop 2 tablespoon-sized balls of cookie dough and place 2 inches apart on baking sheets. Slightly press down the tops of each cookie ball.
  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Bake one tray at a time for about 10 minutes each. Tops should be slightly set.
  • Remove from the oven and place 3 to 4 chunks of dark chocolate chunks on each cookie. Press down slightly but don’t press all the way to the bottom of the cookie.
  • Place a half marshmallow on the top of each cookie, placing the cut side up.
  • Bake for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside for now. Repeat steps with other baking sheets.
  • When all cookies are baked and out of the oven, turn the oven up to broil. Place one cookie sheet at a time into the oven for about 20 to 30 seconds to brown the tops of the marshmallows.
    TIP: Watch these carefully as they will burn quickly.


Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 34mgPotassium: 142mgFiber: 2gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 129IUCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg