Hot Cocoa Cookies
  • ½ cup butter
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 8 ounces milk chocolate cut into squares the size of the marshmallows
  • Small block of chocolate for grating over the cookies, if desired
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ cups light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 18 marshmallows
  1. Place the butter and chopped chocolate in a heat safe bowl, and microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring frequently until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  2. Cool for 15 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  4. In a mixer, beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla on low speed until smooth.
  5. Stir in the cooled chocolate mixture just until blended.
  6. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, mixing until just combined.
  7. Cover and chill the dough for at least 1 hour.
  8. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  9. Scoop tablespoons of dough and roll into balls. Place 2-3 inches apart.
  10. Bake until the tops of the cookies crack, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  11. While cookies are baking, cut the marshmallows in half and place a square of chocolate on the cut side of each marshmallow. Set aside.
  12. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven; gently press a marshmallow half, chocolate side down, into each cookie. Bake until the marshmallows start to soften, about 4 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and let cool for about 5 minutes. Garnish tops with grated chocolate and cool on racks.
  14. Repeat, using fresh parchment with each batch to prevent sticking.
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at