Hot Chocolate Cookies – Enjoy a cozy winter favorite in more than just a glass! Chocolate Chip Cookies come together with Hot Chocolate for a gooey and delicious treat!
One of the few things that I enjoy about winter is getting to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate on a cold day. I do not like the cold at all, but if you can have a hot steaming cup of hot cocoa, then I am willing to put up with a little bit of cold. But why not enjoy the flavor of hot chocolate every day of the year with Hot Chocolate Cookies!
These hot chocolate cookies are what you get when you mix your favorite chocolate chip cookie base with hot chocolate. A decadent and delicious treat that you can make whether it is cold or hot outside!
Marshmallows are an important part of hot chocolate, so they must be included with these cookies! I use the Mallow Bits so they don’t just melt away and disappear like mini marshmallows do. You can often find these in your regular grocery store next to the normal marshmallows or near the hot chocolate.
How To Make Hot Chocolate Cookies
- Start by creaming together your butter with the white sugar and brown sugar until it is light and fluffy.
- Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract until everything is really well combined.
- Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt and hot chocolate packets until they are just mixed in.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and mallow bits making sure they are evenly distributed.
- I like the chill the dough for about 30 minutes here, but if you are in a hurry you can skip this step and go right to baking the cookies.
- Scoop balls of dough onto a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. You want the edges to be set and the centers to appear just barely under done. They will continue to cook on the tray as they cool.
- Remove cookies and let them cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
- Chill the dough. This is optional in recipes, but it lets the butter solidify again, so as it cooks it spreads slightly less, and just leads to a thicker and chewier cookie.
- Under Bake your cookies! This is the biggest mistake people make with cookies is they bake them until they are 100% done in the oven. Then they sit on the tray and continue to cook. So you end up with an dry and overdone cookie. Taking the cookies out when they aren’t quite done is the key, they finish cooking on the hot baking tray so you get a a nice, soft, gooey cookie!
- Freezing Cookies. You can let baked cookies cool completely and then store in an air tight container for 2-3 months. You can also freeze the dough, and then bake as you need it. Scoop balls of dough onto a baking tray and then place in the freezer for about 2 hours. Once the balls of dough are frozen, remove the tray and place dough into a freezer safe bag. Then you can bake 2 or 12 cookies when you want!
This hot chocolate cookie recipe is super easy to make and one you are going to be shocked at how much a packet of hot chocolate mix and do! Trust me, if you are a fan of hot chocolate these are for you. You can even mix it up and use different types of hot chocolate mix – pick your favorite!
More Great Cookie Recipes
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Avalanche Cookies
- Mexican Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Soft Monster Cookies
- Andes Mint Cake Mix Cookies
- Chocolate M&M Cookies
- Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 (1 oz) packages hot chocolate mix
- 2/3 cup mini marshmallow bits
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In the bowl for an electric mixer cream butter, sugar and brown sugar together until light and fluffy
- Add in the eggs and vanilla, mix until well combined.
- Stir in flour, salt, baking soda, and hot chocolate mix.
- Fold in the chocolate chips and marshmallow bits.
- Let the dough chill for 30 minutes for best results.
- Scoop balls of dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes until the edges are set.
- Allow to cool on the baking sheet for few minute before removing to a wire rack.
Adapted from Crumbs and Chaos
Amount Per ServingCalories 120Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 24mgSodium 150mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 0gSugar 10gProtein 1g
Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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