Everything is Better with Cocoa

It may just be the easiest, tastiest cookie you can make. I barely measure and they still turn out perfectly. I found the recipe years ago tucked away in the wonderful world of Pinterest. Really who doesn’t love a cookie – add chocolate = better, add melted, gooey chocolate = best, throw a marshmallow and more chocolate shavings on top = Amazing!!

Hot Cocoa Cookies


  • 9 Hersey Milk Chocolate Bars (3.5 oz. each)
  • 1 stick (4 oz.) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bourbon vanilla extract
  • 30 marshmallows
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Melt the butter and 7 of the chocolate bars over medium-low heat until silky. Remove from heat and let cool.


In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.

Using a hand blender, beat the brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla in another bowl until smooth and fluffy.


Then add the cooled chocolate mixture and stir until everything is blended. Add the flour mixture slowly, mixing on a low speed until dough is formed. Place in refrigerator for a least one hour.



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheets by placing a piece of parchment paper on them.  Roll out one inch balls of the dough and drop them on the paper.  Do not press. Bake for 12 minutes.


While the cookies are baking, cut large marshmallows in half. Cut the remaining chocolate bars into small pieces and press a piece of chocolate into each marshmallow.


After 12 minutes the cookies should appear crinkled. Remove from oven, place a marshmallow, chocolate side down, into the cookie and return to the oven for another 5 minutes.  When Marshmallow has slightly expanded, remove from the oven, let cool (slightly), dip in a mug of milk and enjoy the ooey gooey delight hidden inside this wonderful little cookie.


I get requests for this recipe every year. For a new spin, use a candy cane or mint chocolate bar to press into the marshmallow.

These cookies are best warmed. If you are giving these cookies as a gift, add a little hand written note with instructions to warm these up for 8-10 seconds before indulging. Because, hot cocoa, even cookie form, is better served warm.

Have yourself a very Merry Christmas!!




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