peppermint hot chocolate cookies

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Tammy Brownlow
from Dallas, TX

One of my favorite things at Christmastime is homemade hot chocolate with a candy cane and lots of marshmallows. This cookie has the flavor of a perfect cup of cocoa with peppermint and a gooey marshmallow center. They are super easy to make too. I hope you get a chance to try these soon and share them with your family and friends around the Christmas tree.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

We love the intense chocolate and mint flavors in this chocolate cookie. It really is like hot chocolate in cookie form. They're soft and chewy. We highly recommend enjoying them warm out of the oven while the marshmallows are at prime gooeyness. Chocolaty-minty goodness.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 1 dozen
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peppermint hot chocolate cookies

  • 1 stick
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1
    egg, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    chocolate extract
  • 1/3 c
    cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/3 c
    Andes mint candy, diced
  • 36
    mini-marshmallows, frozen

How To Make peppermint hot chocolate cookies

  • Flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl.
    1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Measure flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl.
  • Butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and chocolate extract beaten until light and fluffy.
    2
    In your mixing bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add sugars and blend until well combined. Add egg, vanilla, and chocolate extracts.
  • Wet and dry ingredients combined; mint candy mixed in.
    3
    Add dry ingredients 1/3 of a cup at a time until well incorporated. Stir in mint pieces.
  • Mini-marshmallows placed on top of scooped dough.
    4
    Using a cookie scoop, scoop out dough. Place 3 marshmallows in the center; pressing down to the center. Cover with the dough by pushing sides and covering the top.
  • Hot chocolate cookies baking in the oven.
    5
    Place 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet and bake 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Baked cookies cooling slightly.
    6
    Remove from oven and cool on a baking rack for 5 minutes. Serve warm.
  • Gooey marshmallow bit of the cookie.
    7
    Leftover cookies are great microwaved about 7 seconds to make the marshmallow gooey again.
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