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Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe

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I have so many favorite cookie recipes but I’d have to say that this Hot Chocolate Cookies recipe is one of my favorite-favorites. It’s a dark chocolate cocoa flavored cookie that is soft on the inside and a bit crispy on the edges and packed with Kraft Mallow Bits. It’s basically a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows but in cookie form.

Hot Cocoa Cookies

Kraft Mallow Bits

Mallow Bits are basically dehydrated marshmallows. They are PERFECT for making these hot cocoa cookies taste like hot cocoa. I thought Kraft had discontinued Mallow Bits a while back, but low and behold, I found them at my local Target in the ice cream topping section. It was almost a sign that I had to share this recipe with you. I don’t normally find these freeze dried mini marshmallows in my regular grocery story but I recommend checking your local Target, Walmart or even the hot cocoa section in your grocery store.

Hot cocoa cookies on cooling rack

If you can’t find the Mallow Bits, I DO NOT RECOMMEND using regular marshmallows. The cookies won’t be the same. Luckily, if you can’t find the Kraft version, there are other options available online such as these Coffee Topping Dehydrated Marshmallows or these Dehydrated Marshmallows.

To Chill or Not to Chill

There are conflicting reports on which cookie recipes you should chill before baking and which ones you shouldn’t. Sometimes I don’t have time to chill the dough or just don’t want to so I’m pleased to announce that this is a NO CHILL recipe that is easy to make.

Hot cocoa cookie dough

After you make these Hot Chocolate Cookies, there are a few other cookie recipes you need to try.

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

Homemade Oreo Cookies

Funfetti Cheesecake Cookies

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Toffee Cookies

Soft Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl Cookies

  • Like I said, no need to chill this recipe. I find that the hot chocolate cookies come out perfectly if you don’t chill the dough. You can if you want to though. You do you.
  • DO NOT USE SUGAR FREE HOT COCOA MIX! This is a very important as the sugar free mix will change the taste of the cookies and not in a good way.
  • Carefully stir the Mallow Bits into the dough as not to crush them.
  • If you can’t find the Kraft Mallow Bits at Target or Walmart, just substitute for either these Coffee Topping Dehydrated Marshmallows or these Dehydrated Marshmallows.
Hot Chocolate Cookies in a stack
hot chocolate cookie ingredients

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix butter and sugars in large bowl with stand mixer or hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.

In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Gradually add in dry ingredients into butter mixture until completely. Carefully stir in chocolate chips and Mallow Bits.

Hot Chocolate cookie dough in bowl

Drop 1-2 tablespoons of cookie dough onto baking sheets.

Cookies on a baking sheet

Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes; remove to wire racks and cool.

Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallows
Hot Cocoa Cookies cooling
Hot Cocoa Cookies on yellow plate
Hot Chocolate Cookies in a stack

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Hollie Schultz
An easy, no-chill Hot Chocolate Cookie Recipe.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 107 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 pkgs hot cocoa mix NOT SUGAR FREE
  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Mallow Bits

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix butter and sugars in large bowl with stand mixer or hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  • In a separate bowl combine all the dry ingredients. Gradually add in dry ingredients into butter mixture until completely. Carefully stir in chocolate chips and MallowBits.
  • Drop 1-2 tablespoons of cookie dough onto baking sheets. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes; remove to cooling racks and cool.

Notes

  • Like I said, no need to chill this recipe. I find that the hot chocolate cookies come out perfectly if you don’t chill the dough. You can if you want to though. You do you.
  • DO NOT USE SUGAR FREE HOT COCOA MIX! This is a very important as the sugar free mix will change the taste of the cookies and not in a good way.
  • Carefully stir the Mallow Bits into the dough as not to crush them.
  • If you can’t find the Kraft Mallow Bits at Target or Walmart, just substitute for either these Coffee Topping Dehydrated Marshmallows or these Dehydrated Marshmallows.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 114mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 128IUCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
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hot cocoa cookies on a cooling rack

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