Christmas Tree Lane participates in affiliate advertising, we may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase via our links. Thank you for your continued support.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2020! Co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and fun? 21 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, and more! Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays!

Today I wanted to share my version of Hot Chocolate Cookies.  You will see all kinds of versions on the web.  Mine is a shortbread based cookie (our favorite!) tweaked with a few ingredients to make a delicious, true, hot chocolate cookie!

I like to serve these cookies warm, to get the most of the chocolate flavor.  however, they are delicious at room temperature, too!  Check out the recipe below!

Enjoy these #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers:

Breakfast and Baked Goods Recipes
Cranberry Orange Quick Bread by Simply Inspired Meals
Eggnog Cream Cheese Danish by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Gingerbread Baked Oatmeal by Making Miracles

Candy and Fudge Recipes
Chocolate Cherry Brownie Bites by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Hard Cinnamon Candy by Blogghetti
Oreo Balls by The Mandatory Mooch
Papaya Halwa by Palatable Pastime
White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge by An Affair from the Heart

Pastry and Dessert Recipes
Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies by Kathryn's Kitchen Blog
Chocolate Saltine Toffee by For the Love of Food
Christmas Snack Board by Love & Confections
Christmas Tree Krispie Treats by Sweet Beginnings
Hot Chocolate cookies by Christmas Tree Lane
Lemon Olive Oil Sugar Cookies by The Spiffy Cookie
Lemon Rosemary Shortbread Cookies [Vegan & Allergy-Friendly] by Bear & Bug Eats
Gingerbread House by House of Nash Eats
Gingerbread Layer Cake by The Redhead Baker
Peppermint Candy Cane Ice Cream Pie by A Little Fish in the Kitchen

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Yield: 36
Author: Terri Steffes
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 11 Mininactive time: 5 MinTotal time: 21 Min
An easy shortbread cookie made with hot chocolate mix!


  • 1 cup unsalted Kerrygold butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 individual packages hot chocolate mix
  • 18 large marshmallows, cut in half


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.  Spray a mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  3. Combine flour and hot chocolate mix.  Gradually add to the butter mixture.
  4. Take a 1 T ball of dough and roll into a ball.  Place in the muffin cup.  Using a muddler, press the dough, leaving a depression in the dough.  Repeat for all cups.
  5. Bake for 11 minutes.  Remove from oven, and press one of the marshmallow halves into the depression while cookie is hot.  Serve warm.



Fat (grams)


Sat. Fat (grams)


Carbs (grams)


Fiber (grams)


Net carbs


Sugar (grams)


Protein (grams)


Sodium (milligrams)


Cholesterol (grams)

Did you make this recipe?
Tag @tsteffes on instagram and hashtag it #OurGoodLifeRecipes
Created using The Recipes Generator

Would you like to comment?

  1. I just love anything with marshmallows and these cookies will be made

  2. These sound amazing. I used hot chocolate mix in my hot chocolate cookies to but I love the idea of adding marshmallow to these.

  3. These hot chocolate cookies sound amazing!! We are big marshmallow fans in my house, these will be a big hit! Thank you for sharing the recipe!!

  4. What a great holiday treat! Can't wait to give it a try!

  5. The marshmallows on top look so inviting! Like a little mound of snow.


Receiving comments are like getting a candy cane on your present! Special!