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Hot Chocolate Cookies

Hot Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

 I didn’t plan on doing two sandwich cookie posts in a row, but I was so excited about these Hot Chocolate Cookies that I just couldn’t wait to share them.

They taste like a mug of hot cocoa in cookie-form. The cookies are rich and chocolaty and full of mini marshmallow bits and melty chocolate.

Hot Chocolate Cookies

If you want to stop there, you’ll have fantastic cookies. But one of my favorite things about hot chocolate are all of chocolate and having way too many marshmallows with it.

So, I like to sandwich some toasted marshmallow and melty chocolate in between the cookies.  They’re over-the-top in the most delicious way!

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Author i heart eating


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt or scant 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 2-4 ounce semisweet baking chocolate bars roughly chopped
  • 1 cup marshmallow bits


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  2. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan.
  3. Add sugars to a large bowl.
  4. Pour melted butter over sugars.
  5. Stir to combine butter and sugars. Let stand 5 minutes.
  6. Add egg and egg yolk; stir to combine.
  7. Stir in vanilla extract.
  8. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir until just combined.
  9. Stir in chopped chocolate and marshmallow bits.
  10. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes to give the ingredients a chance to meld.
  11. Using a medium cookie scoop (1.5 tablespoon), drop scoops of dough 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.
  12. Bake for about 8-12 minutes.
  13. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to finish cooling.



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    Michelle Rittler @ Taste As You Go
    December 15, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Thanks for allowing me to feature your cookies in my round-up of 60 Ultimate Cookie Exchange Recipes on Taste As You Go! Happy Holidays!

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    December 3, 2014 at 6:01 am

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    January 19, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    These cookies are scrumptious! I didn’t sandwich them, though I’m sure that extra touch of chocolate and marshmallow would be fantastic. Thank you for another terrific recipe.

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      January 19, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      I’m so glad you liked them!! They are pretty over-the-top as a sandwich cookie, but I’m glad you liked them! Thanks for taking the time to let me know! =)

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    Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
    December 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    OMGoodness, Kate! These look amazing! :)
    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week- pinned & sharing!

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      December 15, 2013 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks so much, Carrie! And thanks for hosting, pinning, and sharing!! =)

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    Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats
    December 14, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    WOW! That is seriously one fantastic cookie right there. I’m going to go wipe the drool off my keyboard now :)

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    December 14, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Ohhh these look so so good! The cookies alone look great, but what a great idea to make little sandwiches like that! YUM!!!

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    December 14, 2013 at 10:15 am

    These look awesome! Pinned!

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      December 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      Thanks so much!! =)

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    December 14, 2013 at 9:08 am

    i love the ooey gooey chocolate. they look delish!

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    [email protected] Recipes
    December 14, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Your recipe looks so tempting……….Definitely I would try out this…

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      December 14, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      Thanks!! =)

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    [email protected] Recipes
    December 14, 2013 at 7:14 am

    This Hot Chocolate cookies looks so tempting…..Definitely I would try out this one………

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout
    December 11, 2013 at 9:08 am

    These cookies are so over the top Kate – I LOVE them! I can just imagine the boys’ faces when I had them a plate of these cookies :) Pinned!

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      December 11, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      Thanks so much, Trish!! My kids certainly enjoyed them, so I hope yours will, too! =)

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    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen
    December 11, 2013 at 12:40 am

    The oozyness of these cookies is killin me!! I could devour a dozen ;)

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      December 11, 2013 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks!! Wish I could share a dozen! =)

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    December 11, 2013 at 12:15 am

    These look yummy! I’m wondering about the marshmallow bits. I assume they are different than mini marshmallows. If so, where do you buy yours? Thanks!

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      December 11, 2013 at 9:07 am

      Thanks! They are. The marshmallow bits are the little marshmallows that come with hot chocolate packets. I find them in the grocery store and at Target and Walmart. They come in a plastic, cylindrical container, and they usually sell them right next to the hot chocolate.

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