Hot Cocoa Cookies

Based on the fluctuations in traffic to my blog over the past couple weeks, one thing is clear: y’all like the dessert posts.

And I hate to disappoint.  So without further ado, I present Hot Cocoa Cookies.

To make your own ooey gooey sticky cookies, start by melting the following ingredients in a sauce pan over low heat:

  • 1 stick (8 tbsp) unsalted butter
  • 12 oz semisweet chocolate (you’ll need more for another step later)

Stir regularly until it’s melted and smooth, then let the mixture cool for about 15 minutes while you do the next steps.

In a medium bowl, combine your dry ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Yeah, I like my bowls with a side of self-empowerment…

In a separate, larger bowl combine:

  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Using an electric mixer, combine them until smooth.  Add the dry mixture from above gradually.  Then refrigerate the dough for an hour (*I found 45 minutes to be enough).

When you’re ready to get baking, preheat the oven to 325° and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.  Using a tablespoon measurement, scoop out the dough onto the parchment paper.  You don’t want the cookies to be too big or the cookie:marshmallow ratio will be all out of whack.

Bake for about 10 minutes.  While they’re baking, break a bar of chocolate into 1/2″ pieces and snip marshmallows in half.

When you remove the cookies from the oven, top each with a piece of chocolate and half a marshmallow.  Pop them back in the oven for about 4 minutes.  I also tried broiling them for just a couple minutes, which gives a the marshmallow a nice golden brown topping.

Optional: Finally, when they’re finished baking, top the cookies with chocolate shavings (I made these by using a vegetable peeler to shave a candy bar).

Enjoy… and tell your friends that desserts are back, so they should totally start reading my blog again 🙂


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I'm a 20-something woman with an insatiable thirst for adventure. I love red wine, chocolate cake, and comments from my lovely readers.
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17 Responses to Hot Cocoa Cookies

  1. jordan says:

    I have been waiting for this post ever since your instagram of it the other day! These look so amazing and chocolatey!!! Yum!! Have a great Thanksgivingggg

    PS. I read your blog no matter what the topic! 😉

  2. albucco10 says:

    OH MY GOSH! These look incredible. I’m not a huge marshmallow person, but I’ll obviously eat anything over a chocolate chocolate chip cookie. So yummy, Rach!

    The Glossy Life

  3. jennacwest says:

    These look like heaven!! I want to try these over the long weekend, I love the melted marshmellow idea!


  4. raychiemac says:

    I LOVE these cookies- I tried them last year and were the biggest hit!

  5. Kelly says:

    These look amazing!

    <a href="”>Sparkles and Shoes

  6. WOW! You’re kidding, right?! I’ve GOT to try these! You’ve done it again, girl! Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Rachel says:

    These look SO good. mmmm

  8. AJ says:

    OMG. OMG. These look like heaven….


  9. One word: Yum!!!

    xo jen

  10. Jen says:

    One word: yum!!

    xo jen

  11. MC says:

    looks delicious! I definitely got to try these

  12. Ashley says:

    WOW these look AMAZING!!

    Pursuit of Shoes

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