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Christmas Hot Cocoa Cookies


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Christmas Hot Cocoa Cookies are the perfect mix of chewy and rich chocolate cookies. I have to admit that these hot cocoa cookies may just be my favorite cookies of all time.

If you love rich chocolate cookies then this is the recipe for you. The chewy texture plus the addition of marshmallow bits make these hot cocoa cookies the perfect wintertime treat.

Christmas Hot Cocoa Cookies on a wooden serving plate at the top part of the photo and two pieces of cookies at the bottom part, one of which is halved.

Hot Chocolate Mix Cookies

It is believed that hot chocolate was created by the Maya around 3000 years ago. And a similar cocoa drink was used medicinally to treat stomach issues until the 19th century.

I don’t know about you but I never need an excuse to drink hot cocoa, but when you add hot cocoa to cookies, well now we are really talking about love at first sight.

Why I Love This Recipe

Christmas Hot Cocoa Cookies are the perfect sweet treat to make for your holiday gatherings.

  • Easy to make
  • Fun to make
  • Always a hit at parties
  • Fills the house with a delicious aroma

If you love holiday cookies check out this Grinch Cookies recipe.

Christmas Hot Cocoa Cookies on a baking tray, positioned at the right side of the photo.

Ingredients

Hot Chocolate Mix Cookies only require a handful of ingredients and you should have most of these ingredients on hand already which saves you a trip to the grocery store.

  • butter, room temperature
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • hot cocoa mix
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • chocolate chips
  • marshmallow bits
Ingredients used to make Christmas Hot Cocoa Cookies.

Substitutions

Butter: Unsalted butter can be used in this baking recipe without any changes needed to the recipe.

Hot Cocoa Mix: Use a homemade hot cocoa mix in place of the store-bought mix if you are out.

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

Are you ready to make these Hot Chocolate Mix Cookies? Follow these five easy steps and you will have delicious, rich, and chewy cookies that your family will love.

How to Make Christmas Hot Cocoa Cookies

Now that you have gathered your ingredients and equipment it’s time to follow these five steps and once you do you will have rich and chewy chocolate cookies.

Step 1: Cream wet ingredients

In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until it becomes light and fluffy. Continue whisking by adding the eggs and vanilla extract.

An image of butter and sugar in a mixing bowl ready to be whisked.

Step 2: Mix dry ingredients

In another bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cocoa mixture. Add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and continue mixing with a spatula. (do not over mix)

An image of the dry ingredients being mixed into the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Step 3: Add in the rest of the ingredients and chill the dough.

Add the chocolate chips and marshmallows into the mixture and stir. Put a stretch film on top of it and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.

Chocolate chips and marshmallows being added on top of the cookie dough mixture.

Step 4: Bake the cookies

Put parchment paper on a baking tray and scoop the cookie dough with a spoon and place them on the baking sheet spread at least one inch apart. Bake in a 180 C / 350 F preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Scooped cookie dough being lined up on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 5: Cool the cookies

Let them rest for 5 minutes after being taken from the oven. Remove from the tray and continue to cool down.

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Do you want to personalize this recipe? Here are some of my favorite ways to jazz this recipe up.

Marshmallow Bits: Once you shape your cookies add on extra marshmallow bits on top for additional decoration.

Nuts: If you like nuts in your cookies feel free to add chopped nuts to your dough.

Marshmallow Fluff: Add a dollop of marshmallow fluff to your cookies for extra gooey marshmallow flavor.

Three Christmas Hot Cocoa Cookies, one of which is halved.

Serving Suggestions

Are you wondering how to use up these delicious cookies? Here are some of my favorite ways to use these cookies.

  • Holiday Parties
  • Classroom Parties
  • Cookie Exchanges
  • Gifts
  • Neighbor Gifts

FAQs

Do you have questions about Christmas Hot Cocoa Recipes? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to store

Store cookies in an airtight container for up to one week.

Can I make these cookies ahead of time?

Yes! Christmas cookies are great to make ahead of time. You can make these cookies up to 48 hours in advance.

Can I freeze these cookies?

Yes! Hot Cocoa Cookies freeze very well. Store your cookies in a freezer-safe bag or container and keep in the freezer for up six months.

A piece of Christmas Hot Cocoa Cookies picked by hand and showcasing its cross section with other cookies on the background.

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Hot Cocoa Cookies Recipe

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Christmas Hot Cocoa Cookies

If you love rich chocolate cookies then this is the recipe for you.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert (Cookies)
Cuisine American
Servings 40 Cookies
Calories 99 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • mixer or whisk
  • sifter
  • baking sheets

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 packages hot cocoa mix
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until it becomes light and fluffy.
  • Continue whisking while adding the eggs and vanilla extract.
  • In another bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa mixture.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and continue mixing with a spatula. (do not over mix)
  • Add the chocolate chips and marshmallows into the mixture and stir.
  • Put a stretch film on top of it and chill in the fridge for 1 hour
  • Put parchment paper on a baking tray and scoop the cookie dough with a spoon and place them intermittently.
  • Bake in a 180 C / 350 F pre-heated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Let the cookies rest for 5 minutes after taken from the oven.
  • Remove the cookies from the tray and continue to cool down.

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 140mgPotassium: 27mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 129IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg
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