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Hot Cocoa Cookies

Updated: Oct 26, 2023

These flourless cookies full of chocolate chips and marshmallows remind us of the taste of hot cocoa, so that's what we named them! They have a shiny, crackly top, and are chewy and oh so chocolaty! We love them warm from the oven with the marshmallows a little gooey, but they are still amazing the next day. Your kiddos will devour these cookies any time of year!


Hot Cocoa Cookies

Makes 18 cookies

3 cups powdered sugar

2/3 cup baking cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3-4 egg whites

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup miniature marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350° F. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cocoa, and salt. Add the egg whites and vanilla and beat until it comes together in a thick batter. Stir in the chocolate chips and marshmallows. Using a cookie scoop, scoop 12 mounds onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until the tops are glossy and starting to crack. Allow to cool a few minutes on the pan before moving to a cooling rack.


Step-by-step tutorial:

Gather your ingredients. You will need powdered sugar, baking cocoa, salt, eggs, vanilla, chocolate chips, and marshmallows.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: 3 cups powdered sugar, 2/3 cup baking cocoa powder, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Add 3 egg whites and 2 teaspoons vanilla.

Beat to combine. It should be like a thick brownie batter. If needed, add 1 more egg white; 3 always works for me if I use large eggs.

Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup miniature marshmallows.

Scoop onto parchment (or silicone mat) covered baking sheets, 12 per sheet.

Bake at 350° F for 12-13 minutes or until they tops are glossy and cracking. They will be a little puffed up when you first take them out and then sink to look like these.

After cooling on the pan for at least 2 minutes (critical!) remove to wire rack to cool completely. I do recommend eating them a little warm though!

The gooey marshmallow and intense chocolate flavor are the best combination! It's all the goodness of a cup of hot cocoa packed into a cookie!

Recipe Source: Recipe adapted from a recipe on Meaningful Eats


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