- 1 1/2 cups (191 grams) all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup (32 grams) hot chocolate mix**
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick (113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup (100 grams) light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup (170 grams) milk chocolate chips
- 8 ounces (227 grams) semisweet chocolate, cut into 20 equal pieces
- 10 large marshmallows, cut in half
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, hot chocolate mix, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar on medium-high speed until well-combined and smooth, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the egg and egg yolk and beat until combined. Add the vanilla extract. On low speed gradually add the flour mixture. Fold in the chocolate chips with a rubber spatula. Chill for about 1 hour, or until the dough is no longer sticky.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
Using a spoon or spring-loaded scoop, drop 1 1/2-tablespoon sized balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets.
Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and top each cookie with a piece of semisweet chocolate and 1 marshmallow half, cut side up. Return to oven and continue to bake for another 4 minutes, or until the marshmallow begins to melt slightly. Use a kitchen torch to toast the tops of the marshmallows. Alternatively, place the cookies under the broiler for about 30 seconds to toast the marshmallows. Be careful as the marshmallows can go from toasted to burnt very quickly!
Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Cookies are best served the day they are made due to the marshmallow but may be stored in an airtight container in one flat layer for up to 3 days.
Hello! A fan of yours for quite a long time. This will be my first time to try this one out and I am just wondering if I can skip the cinnamon? I am not much of a fan of cinnamon anymore (sorry, I think I have had too much in the past and I am done with it yaiks!) Is there a substitute or it’s totally fine to leave that out?
This recipe should still turn out just fine without the cinnamon! Hope you love these cookies.
How long do chocolate chunks stay melted inside the cookies?
These turned out so gooooood. I didnt have marshmallows but they were lovely on their own. Would recommend
What makes them so dark? Mine turned out just slightly darker tan a regular chocolate chip cookie. I keep double checking the ingredients but I didn’t miss anything…
Hi April! It’s simply the brand of hot cocoa mix used. I always use Ghirardelli dark hot cocoa mix because it has more chocolate flavor and a deeper color 🙂
Is there a substitution we can make for the hot cocoa mix? Perhaps using cocoa powder?
yes, love the textures here, these are wonderfully different from any Christmas cookies I’ve ever made, so thank you for this recipe!