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Spring Optimisim {Recipe: Hot Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallows}

hot chocolate cookies with marshmallows

I’m optimistically looking in my pantry and trying to figure out ways to get rid of all the hot chocolate mix I stocked up on during the frigid winter. My hope is that spring is here to stay and I won’t need to warm the kids up when they come in from playing outside with hot chocolate anymore. Of course, it just got done snowing, but I’m still eternally optimistic.

I’ve made Frozen Hot Chocolate, which is such a good warm weather treat. I’ve also seen Hot Chocolate popsicles , which are on my list to make as well. But what about baking with hot chocolate mix? Surely hot chocolate mix would be a perfect addition to cake or cookies?

Lucky for me, I stumbled across a recipe on Baked Bree that gave me a great starting point for some pretty amazing cookies. I made a few minor changes and the end result was hot chocolate in cookie form with marshmallows… perfect for the hot or cold months.

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Recipe: Hot Chocolate Cookies with Marshmallows (Inspired by Baked Bree)

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well incorporated.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, hot chocolate mix, salt and baking soda.
  3. Slow add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. Mix until well blended.
  4. Place by rounded teaspoon onto parchment lined baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until slightly firm.
  6. As soon as you remove the cookies from the oven, begin topping with marshmallows.
  7. After cooling for a few minutes on the baking sheet, move to wire wrack until completely cool.
  8. (I even went as far as to use my small kitchen blow torch to “roast” some of the marshmallows – yum!)

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  1. This is *SUCH* a great idea. I was just organizing my pantry the other day and came upon so much hot chocolate mix. This is a perfect way of using it up!

  2. I would love to re-create these in a lighter way! Reduced sugar hot cocoa, applesauce instead of butter, etc. Awesome recipe, thanks!

  3. They look delicious my friend! Wish I could toss our hot chocolate mix. It’s still freezing cold here. I just bought more…. :(

  4. This is a *fantastic* idea, Kristen. I love it! I’m just imagining this with all the different flavored hot chocolate packets I have.. white chocolate, raspberry, and caramel. Oh my!

  5. Hot chocolate is one of my favorite things. With marshmallows.

    These cookies would be perfect with it!! Right now, its about 40 degrees and drizzling outside… :(

  6. This is such a unique and lovely idea. They look luscious!

  7. Ohh yum! These sound delicious. I have tons of hot chocolate mix to use up as well, will be making these this weekend.

  8. OO these look great! i love hot chocolate with marshmellows and i love cookies haha so prefect fit!!

  9. You know I am cookie obsessed and I am loving these! I can’t wait to try them!

  10. Great idea, Kristen! I have a bunch of hot chocolate packets to. I love this cookie and they looks perfect!

  11. Those sound awesome, and I love cookies that look crisp around the edges but a little chewy in the middle. I may attempt a small batch of them!

  12. Well, this is a wonderful idea!!

  13. Good gracious Kristen. I shouldn’t have scrolled down. These are tempting and certainly something my kids would LURVE!

  14. What a great idea! I have a ton of extra hot chocolate in my pantry and we are moving in 6 weeks. Making cookies with all that hot cocoa is way better than packing it in a box soon!

  15. Best idea ever!! I would totally make these cookies to enjoy with a cup of hot chocolate :) Or Sugar cookie tea. In love!

  16. Wonder if it’ll work with diet hot chocolate. Bought it thinking it would taste just as good, but it’s gross. I’d hate to just throw it away.

  17. Love these. I’ll take any extras off your hands today! :-)

  18. I am so on board with hot chocolate cookies… I especially love the marshmallows. :)

  19. what a brilliant cookie idea! I always love your ideas and your spin on all the food stuff! thanks for inspiring, Kristen! x

  20. Great idea! I love unique cookies, especially ones that can clean out my pantry. Do you think you can make some cookies that use up my excess fruit cocktail?

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