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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.

Pssst – don’t forget to head over to the Giveaway for the Kitchen Aid Pasta Press attachment!

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. These look great. I still have some spicy hot cocoa lying around, I wonder if that would work well in a cookie!

  2. you always make the most fun treats Kristen!!! These sound delicious!

  3. These sound scrumptious. I know my son would love them!

  4. Kimm Geria says:

    What a great idea. I wish I didn’t just throw out all the ones I had. Love your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  5. My little girl freaked when she saw those darling little marshmallows peeking out of the cookies. Very cute. Good work with the blow torch! anything that reminds of a s’mores is a lovely thing!

  6. Sweet~Girl….these cookies are HEAVENLY!!!!

  7. What a cool idea!! They look yummy

  8. I think I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again….you are so smart!

  9. These sound incredible! What a great way to welcome spring!

  10. I bet these are absolutely fantastic right out of the oven!

  11. I’ve gotta pass this along to my mom! Everyone knows she loves hot chocolate, and she always receives more than she can actually drink!

  12. very clever and I bet delicious!

  13. I would almost buy hot coca just to make these as I have non left and these just look delicious!

  14. Thank you for the idea–I love to make chocolate chip cookies with hot chocolate mix–but now to add the marshmallows!
    I know it sounds sick and wrong, but we enjoy hot chocolate year-round! Oh yes, it gets to 90+F in March over here so you just have to adapt. Hmm, hot chocolate chip cookies with a mug of cocoa (after a day at the beach). Yum :)

  15. Great! Really great. I love chocolates and I love it more with marshmallows.

  16. My son just peeked over my shoulder and said, “mom, we NEED to make these”!

  17. Oh, those look so wonderful! Now, I have an excuse to get a kitchen blow-torch! ;)

  18. Yet one more cookie I’m going to have to make. Those marshmallows did it for me. :)

  19. YUM! You are the funnest mom ever, that is for sure. I love that you toasted a few.

    There’s still snow here. Sigh.

  20. Several people come to mind when I see these cookies, but mostly my oldest daughter and my MIL. They would love these. What a fun idea!! (and I love your towel!!)


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