Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa Cookies + Recipe Link Party!

Today I am SO excited to be co-hosting our final party with Heather at The Lovely Cupboard!  Our party is all about holiday recipes...whether it be baked goods, cocktails, or savory dishes.  

Today I'm sharing the cookies that I made for our cookie party last weekend...they're dark chocolate hot cocoa cookies!

These yummy little morsels are super moist and the marshmallows give it a fun twist!  They have chocolate chips cookies in them as well, which gives them great texture!

Recipe adapted from A Few Short Cuts

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1.5 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup dark cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In large bowl, beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir into the butter mixture until well blended.
Mix in the chocolate chips
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or just until set.
Immediately top with three mini marshmallows when you remove the cookies from the oven.
If more gooey marshmallow is desired place marshmallow topped cookies back in the oven for 1 mintute.
Cool slightly on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.


We served our cookies as part of a Hot Cocoa Bar, which I totally recommend whipping up at your next party!

Oh and another great recipe to check out is these browned butter + sea salt chocolate chip cookies...they are DIVINE!

And just to give you a taste of all the other cookies that our guests brought by...

Someone was being a little piggy!!

Ok, now I am dying to see what you've whipped up!  Be sure to link up below and join in on the fun!!

If you're not sure how to link up, simply click the link at the bottom of this post that says "click here to enter" and paste the exact URL of your recipe post into the prompted field.  From there, it will allow you to enter your info and select your image and then voila!  You've linked up.  We appreciate a link back to either my site or A Lovely Cupboard!  Cheers!


  1. yummm those look so good and i love your decorations!

  2. Added my spinach cups, but I'm not sure they even come close to comparing with hot chocolate cookies!

    1. Oh yay!! I think they balance each other out, don't you?? Thanks for linking up!

  3. Those browned butter + sea salt chocolate chip cookies were pretty amazing! Thanks for having us over!

  4. I love your hot chocolate set up! That must have been a fun party. :)

  5. These look scrumptious! So sad this is our last day of link parties!!

  6. Ha I love seeing that little hand reaching up!

  7. Just linked up! :) I love chocolate and marshmallows together, so those cookies look fabulous!

  8. Yum, yum, yum to both recipes, but the brown butter cookies sound dangerously up my dessert ally. The hot cocoa bar was so stinkin' cute:) I think my mugs want to come hang out for while.

  9. This recipe sounds delicious! xx

  10. Yum!! Those look awesome!! Love the marshmallows on top! So cute! That whole table is something I would love these days! Lol.

  11. Those look so yummy! I love the hot cocoa bar!

  12. Those look yummy Natasha! So cute to see E's little hand there. Hard to resist all those delicious cookies!

  13. umm.just made these..... amazing! thanks for sharing, def adding to our xmas rotation :)