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Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies

If you love to enjoy a hot cup of cocoa during the cold winter months, then you will love these cookies with a peppermint twist. 
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time1 hr 42 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cookies, hot cocoa, sweet treats


  • 8 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate chopped
  • 4 oz white baking chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp peppermint
  • 24 large marshmellows halved

Chocolate icing

  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Add both the semi-sweet and white chocolate to a microwave safe bowl and add in the butter cubes. Place into the microwave and heat on high for 30 seconds. Take out, stir and repeat until the chocolate is smooth and creamy. Set aside to cool.
  • In a mixing bowl, sift flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Whisk to combine.
  • Fit your electric mixer with the paddle attachment. Add in the bowl the brown sugar, eggs, peppermint and vanilla. Then mix in the chocolate mix from step 1.
  • Mix together on low speed slowly adding the flour mixture.
  • Cover bowl and chill 1 hour.
  • Create balls of dough, about a tablespoon each and bake 9 minutes.
  • Remove cookies from oven and add 1 marshmallow half to each cookie. Bake again for another 3 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.

Chocolate Icing

  • Sift icing sugar and unsweetened cocoa together in a mixing bowl.
  • On a low heat, add butter and whipping cream and heat, stirring frequently until butter has melted. 
  • Remove pot from heat and add in your icing sugar and cocoa mixture. 
  • Spoon over cookies or drizzle. Then add crushed candy cane pieces while chocolate is still hot. 


Recipe Adapted fromĀ Glorious Treats