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Hot Chocolate & Toasted Marshmallow Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
9 mins
Total Time
29 mins

Learn how to make warm, lovely Hot Chocolate Cookies with Toasted Marshmallows which are an over-the-top twist on a traditional Christmas cookie.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 cookies
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 3/4 cup (125g/4 1/2 oz) Ghirardelli® 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Chips
  • 1 cup (125g/4 1/2oz) plain flour/ a.p flour
  • 1 tablespoon (25g/1oz) Ghirardelli Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1 ⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoon (85g /3oz) butter, softened
  • 1 cup (175g/6oz) soft brown sugar
  • 2 small eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 1/4 cups (350g) dark chocolate chips (for mixing in)
  • 16 Marshmallows
  1. Melt the chocolate (3/4 cup) gently in the microwave or over a pot of simmering water (bain marie). Set aside to cool.
  2. Sift all of your dry ingredients together in a bowl and stir together.
  3. Beat the butter and sugar together until thick and creamy.
  4. Beat in your eggs one by one.
  5. Add in your cooled melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Continue beating until your ingredients are well mixed.
  6. To this mix, fold in your dry ingredients and the chocolate chips (2 1/4 cups) and mix until combined.
  7. Scoop your cookie with a 1 tablespoon scoop (if the mix is soft you can pop it in the fridge to stiffen up and this will make it easier to scoop).
  8. Bake at 350°F/180°C for 8 - 9 minutes. Take care not to over bake as you want these cookies to be almost brownie-like.
  9. Once baked, pop a marshmallow on top and put it back in the oven on broil for 1-2 minutes for a lovely toasted effect.

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