Home » Blog » Hot Chocolate Cookies

Hot Chocolate Cookies

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy.

Sharing is caring!

Hot Chocolate Cookies; perfection on a cold winter night

Warm from the oven these Hot Chocolate Cookies are like a warm cozy blanket on a cold winter night.  Easy to make and filled with kid friendly flavors this recipe is a recipe you will pull out often.   These Hot Chocolate Cookies are great for a bake sale, an after school snack, hostess gifts and Christmas cookie platters.  Honestly, these are just GREAT cookies overall.

  • Hot Chocolate
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips

These are a fast, no fuss cookie using ingredients you can easily find.  I love that they are freezer friendly too, and so easy make a double batch and freeze some for later.   Pin the recipe now, before you forget!

Milk Chocolate Cookies with mini marshmallows, chocolate chip cookies piled up on a red checked tea towel

How do I freeze cookies?

I often get asked how to freeze cookies, and this recipe has a few options.  Choose the one that will work best for you!

  1. Make the batter, freeze the dough.  Defrost, scoop, shape and bake
  2. Shape into balls, flash freeze until solid on a cookie sheet and then store in a ziplock container. Defrost & Bake
  3. Bake as directed, let cool completely, place in a freezer bag.  Defrost about 2 hours before serving.
Yield: 30

Hot Chocolate Cookies

milk chocolate cookies with mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup dry hot cocoa mix
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups mini marshmallow bits
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with
    parchment pape
  2. Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter
    and brown sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in the eggs and vanilla and until combined
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, hot
    cocoa mix, baking soda, and baking powder.
  5. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and beat
    until combined
  6. Stir in the marshmallow bits and mini chocolate
  7. Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop out dough
    and roll into a ball
  8. With the back of the scoop, gently flatten the dough into round discs.
  9. Bake cookies for 12-14 minutes. Do Not over bake
  10. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before enjoying with a nice cup of hot chocolate!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 205Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 29mgSodium 125mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 1gSugar 17gProtein 3g

And if you need a few more cookies to add to your Christmas Cookie Platter, I’ve got a few more fabulous recipes I know you’ll love.

More Easy Christmas Cookies

By on December 15th, 2019
Click on this image to get a free 30 day meal planning printable.
Download the free Meal Planning Prompts now

Want more great recipes?

For more great family friendly recipes, Meal plans, LIVE stream Quick Cook and Meal Prep Video’s plus so much more, join the Love on a Plate Facebook community now.   

Do you find yourself asking What’s for Dinner?

We also have a YouTube channel  Be sure to subscribe to get access to some amazing exclusive content. 

And of course we have a Pinterest Board for lots of great Instant Pot, Meal Planning, Family Friendly, amazing recipes to keep you inspired! Follow me here: https://www.pinterest.ca/larabrooks/

Did you make this recipe?

We’d love to know what you think of these recipes if you try them!  Share a picture on IG using #loveonaplate,  Post your picture on the Love on A Plate group, leave a Comment and Rating below.  I think you get the picture!  We want to hear from you.  @loveonaplate.ca

Lara Brooks

About loveonaplate

Foodie, Chef, Mother,

More posts by this author.

Leave a comment

Skip to Recipe