Hot Chocolate Cookies
4 dozen
30 min
1 hr 25 min



3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup instant milk chocolate hot cocoa mix

1 teaspoon baking soda

24 large marshmallows,  cut in half crosswise


1 3/4 cups powdered sugar

6 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1/4 cup milk

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa


 *Substitute 48 holiday-shaped marshmallows. Do not cut in half.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. 

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 3/4 cup butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add eggs, 1/4 cup milk and vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, cocoa mix and baking soda. Beat until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-9 minutes or until set. Remove from oven; top each cookie with marshmallow half, cut-side down. Continue baking for 1-2 minutes until marshmallow just begins to puff. Immediately remove cookies to cooling racks. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Place powdered sugar into bowl; set aside. Combine all remaining glaze ingredients in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes. Pour mixture over powdered sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy.

  5. STEP 5

    Immediately spoon glaze over cooled cookies. Store between sheets of waxed paper in a loosely covered container.

Tip #1

- Cool and clean cookie sheets between batches. The cookies may stick slightly to the sheet.

Tip #2

- If glaze gets too thick to drizzle, beat in 1 additional teaspoon of milk.


5Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
115Sodium (mg)
21Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)


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  June 03, 2016

Love these! Have made them a few times and never had a problem, they always turn out great!

— says Miranda
  June 03, 2016

Love these! Have made them a few times and never had a problem, they always turn out great!

— says Miranda
  December 21, 2015

These cookies are a holiday favorite. For those who have made them and had them turn out poorly I suggest making sure you're using fresh and good quality hot cocoa mix. I made a batch one year with old cocoa mix and it effected the quality of the cookie.

— says Susanna
  December 23, 2013

This receipe is a huge hit at family functions but takes hours and hours to do it. This year I tried to double it and it was an unqualified disaster. Make exactly as states or with a bit more cocoa and flour to thicken the dough.

— says Kristen
  June 12, 2013


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