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Marshmallow-Shock Sizzling Cocoa Cookies – Sally’s Baking Habit

Marshmallow-Shock Sizzling Cocoa Cookies – Sally’s Baking Habit
Marshmallow-Shock Sizzling Cocoa Cookies – Sally’s Baking Habit


These marshmallow-surprise scorching cocoa cookies begin with a delicate and chewy chocolate cookie made even richer from a serving to of scorching cocoa combine. Topped with a gooey marshmallow smothered in melted chocolate, they’re like a marshmallow-filled scorching chocolate bomb, in cookie kind!

hot cocoa cookies with chocolate covered marshmallow on top.

My youngsters love these scorching chocolate bombs you see within the grocery shops across the holidays, a melt-away chocolate shell crammed with marshmallows and scorching cocoa combine, which transforms a mug of scorching milk into candy scorching chocolate with marshmallows earlier than their eyes. As a result of is there actually something extra pleasant than a surprise-inside chocolatey deal with?

Right this moment’s cookies are just like the chewable equal of that have. Now you possibly can have your scorching chocolate… and eat it, too!


Why You’ll Love These Cookies:

  • Sizzling cocoa taste within the further chewy cookies
  • Wealthy and chocolatey in each chew
  • Cookies keep delicate for days
  • Gooey marshmallow hidden below a layer of melted chocolate
  • Just like the cookie equal of a mug of scorching cocoa, or a scorching chocolate bomb!
stack of hot cocoa cookies with top two broken open to reveal marshmallow inside.

There are a couple of completely different components to those enjoyable cookies, so let me break it down first:

  1. Make the cookie dough and chill.
  2. Form and bake the cookies.
  3. Place half a marshmallow on every cookie and return to the oven for two minutes.
  4. Soften chocolate and spoon over the marshmallow.

Begin With the Sizzling Cocoa Cookie Dough

Have you ever ever used scorching cocoa powder in cookie dough? I’ve a recipe in my guide, Sally’s Cookie Habit, for decent cocoa cookies. Right this moment’s recipe isn’t fairly the identical, as a result of I needed to create an virtually brownie-like cookie. The dough is much like what I exploit after I make these Andes mint chocolate cookies, and general, is fairly much like my chocolate crinkle cookies, too.

Right here’s what you want:

ingredients on black-ish blue-ish backdrop including butter, brown and white sugars, chocolate, flour, salt, cocoa, and hot cocoa mix.

Unsweetened pure cocoa powder is right and should you’re interested by studying extra, right here’s my web page all about Dutch-Course of vs Pure Cocoa Powder. Cocoa is a really drying ingredient, so don’t omit the two teaspoons of milk within the recipe. Any milk, dairy or nondairy, is okay.

For the recent cocoa combine: You should use just about any form, however take a lesson from me and keep away from the sort with mini marshmallows within the combine. Be sure you’re utilizing the dry combine, and never liquid scorching cocoa; the combination acts as a dry ingredient within the dough.


Success Tip: Chill The Cookie Dough

I’m a damaged document once more right now repeating that it’s essential to chill this cookie dough for not less than 2 hours (and as much as 3 days). Make the dough, place it within the fridge, and go about your day.

The dough is fairly sticky proper after it comes collectively. After refrigerating, although, the dough corporations up and is way simpler to deal with and form.

hot cocoa cookie dough in glass bowl with red spatula.

Roll the dough into balls. Every dough ball ought to be a heaping Tablespoon of dough, about 25-26g. Organize on lined baking sheets:

chocolate cookie dough balls on silicone baking mat-lined baking sheet.

Add the Marshmallow

Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, then take away them from the oven and flippantly press half a marshmallow into the highest of every cookie. (Tip: Utilizing kitchen shears is the simplest technique to reduce sticky marshmallows in half.)

hand pressing marshmallow into tops of chocolate cookies on baking sheet.hand pressing marshmallow into tops of chocolate cookies on baking sheet.

Return the cookies to the oven for an additional 2 minutes, simply sufficient time to barely soften the marshmallow. While you take away the marshmallow-topped cookies from the oven, flippantly press the tops of the marshmallows down with the again of a spoon to flatten them out a bit.


Chocolate Topping

Whereas the cookies cool, soften the chocolate for topping. For melting chocolate, I at all times advocate utilizing pure chocolate baking bars, sometimes discovered within the baking aisle in 4-ounce (113g) bars, equivalent to Ghirardelli or Baker’s manufacturers. You should use semi-sweet, bittersweet, or milk chocolate. I don’t advocate utilizing chocolate chips.

Spoon the melted chocolate over the tops of the cookies, to cowl the marshmallows. The melted chocolate will set in about 30-60 minutes, after which you possibly can stack, retailer, and transport them.

melted marshmallow on chocolate cookie and shown again with melted chocolate being spooned on top.melted marshmallow on chocolate cookie and shown again with melted chocolate being spooned on top.

If you happen to actually need to go overboard with dessert (don’t all of us?), serve the cookies with selfmade sluggish cooker scorching chocolate. Cheers!

stack of two marshmallow-filled hot cocoa cookies with melted chocolate on top.stack of two marshmallow-filled hot cocoa cookies with melted chocolate on top.

Sally’s Cookie Palooza

This recipe is a part of my annual cookie countdown referred to as Sally’s Cookie Palooza. It’s the largest, most scrumptious occasion of the 12 months! Browse dozens of cookie recipes over on the Sally’s Cookie Palooza web page together with:

and right here’s my video tutorial & information for the right way to freeze cookie dough.

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