Looking for a delicious twist on the traditional cookie recipe? Give your loved ones a Hot Chocolate Cookie this season and be prepared to bake more! While this post is sponsored, all opinions and the recipe are my own!
Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies
Tis the Season for COOKIES! The holidays are coming and two of my family’s favorite things are watching Christmas Movies and baking cookies. I will admit, we have been watching holiday movies for over a week now and we have made more than one batch of cookies already 😉 The kids always request their cookies with a cup of hot chocolate, so that got me thinking….how about creating Hot Chocolate Cookies?! All the deliciousness of hot cocoa in a cookie, and have the cookie with a cup of hot cocoa for doubly delicious holiday splendor!
What holiday movies will you be watching this year? Have you seen that there will be a new one this year on Amazon? If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie, will premiering Friday, November 25. You know and love the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, so you know you don’t want to miss the holiday special! We have it marked on our calendars 😉 So, make some Hot Chocolate Cookies and gather the family around the TV for the ultimate night of holiday enjoyment.
There are only a few steps in this fun hot cocoa cookie recipe.
Scoop the dough, and flatten it just a bit before baking.
Cut the marshmallows in half while the cookies are baking.
Gently press the marshmallow into the cookies.
Top with your homemade icing.
Sprinkle on peppermint pieces and let the icing harden a bit.
Enjoy! These hot cocoa cookies are SO good, you may not be able to wait to take a bite.
Before I share my Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe, I wanted to share a bit more about the Amazon Original holiday special If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie.
If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie is an endearing animated holiday special based on the classic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie book series written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond. In the special, it’s holiday time and in Mouse’s house that means Christmas cookies (including a special one for Santa, of course!), caroling with friends…and one nearly-destroyed holiday pageant. Can Mouse and his animal friends save the show without getting utterly distracted along the way? It’s a wild ride as Mouse and his friends reinforce for young viewers the friendship and caring that’s at the heart of the holiday season. Like the books, If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie special is centered on an “if… then” narrative structure that teaches cause and effect and encourages creativity among children.
Now, here is my Hot Chocolate Cookie Recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- 1 stick butter melted
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 4 tablespoons 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 20 large marshmallows
- Peppermint candies - crushed
- Preheat oven to 350
- Prepare standard baking sheet with parchment paper or cooking spray
- In a large bowl add cake mix, eggs, and melted butter
- Mix well – the batter will be thick and sticky
- Use a tablespoon (or a tablespoon sized cookie scoop) to scoop the dough
- Arrange the cookie balls about 2 inches apart on your baking sheets, then flatten slightly with your fingers or back of spoon
- Bake cookies about 10 - 12 minutes
- While the cookies bake, cut the large marshmallows in half
- When the cookies are done, press one marshmallow half (cut side down) into the center of each cookie
- Return the cookies to the oven and bake another 1-2 minutes
- Allow the pan of cookies to cool a few minutes, then transfer cookies to cooling rack
- Combining all icing ingredients in a medium bowl and mix together with a whisk
- Place wire cooling rack over a baking sheet with wax paper on it for easier clean up
- Spoon icing onto the top of each marshmallow cookie
- After icing a few cookies, sprinkle on peppermint pieces before the icing dries
- Allow icing to set about 30 minutes before serving - just to avoid super messy fingers
I hope you and your family enjoy these Hot Chocolate Cookies as much as we do!
You will notice that I added Peppermint Extract to my cookies, my family loves peppermint in our hot cocoa, so that just seemed natural for us. If your family doesn’t enjoy peppermint as much as we do (is that possible?!) you can feel free to leave that out.
These Hot Chocolate Cookies are chocolatey-delicious with a hint of peppermint and marshmallow which makes them the perfect holiday treat. But don’t be surprised if your family requests them all year long!