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Hot Cocoa Cookies


1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
24 cookies

Try this easy hot cocoa cookie recipe with a marshmallow baked on top. This warm and chewy hot chocolate cookie is a new way to warm up this winter. Watch the video to see just how easy it is to create this wintertime treat.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
12 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes
Freeze Time
10 minutes


  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 cup
    butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup
    packed dark brown sugar
  • 2
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 1 cup
    HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 24

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Cookie Sheet Cookie Sheet
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Wire Rack Wire Rack
1-Inch Scoop 1-Inch Scoop
Freezer Freezer

Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC) and place parchment paper on cookie sheet when oven is heating.


In medium bowl, whisk flour, HERSHEY'S Cocoa Powder, baking soda, and salt.


In another bowl, cream butter and both sugars until light and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla, then mix until incorporated, scraping down the sides. Combine with flour, HERSHEY'S Cocoa Powder, baking soda, & salt mixture.


Add HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips and mix until just incorporated.


Cover the cookie dough and place in the freezer to rapidly chill for 10 minutes.


Using a 1-ounce scoop, scoop cookies on a lined tray and press down gently with your palm. With a finger, press a small indent in the cookie and place a marshmallow on top of each cookie. Bake for 10 minutes or until the center is just set and sides are crispy. Use metal spatula and push back any marshmallows that have melted out from the edges of the cookies.


Remove from oven and dust marshmallows with a little extra cocoa powder.

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