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Hot Cocoa Cookies Recipe for Santa

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Jenn Quillen


  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup half and half or milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup hot cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips divided
  • mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl for about 3-5 minutes. Add eggs, butter and half and half and beat well.
  3. Beat in flour, hot cocoa and baking soda just until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto a baking sheet. Bake for 7 minutes and remove from oven. Press 3 mini marshmallows into each cookie and return to oven. Bake for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from oven and let set for 1 minute before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  5. Once cookies are cook, place 1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips into the corner of a small sandwich bag. Microwave on high, for about 70-90 seconds, checking every 20 seconds and kneading chocolate until it is melted.
  6. Snip the corner of the bag and pipe chocolate onto each cookie. Let set to harden before serving.