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Hot Cocoa Cup Cookies

Hot Cocoa Cup Cookies

These cute cup-shaped cookies will warm you up inside.

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2 hrs
Prep Time
4 hrs
Total Time



2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon vanila


4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3 to 4 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half

2 teaspoons almond extract


Miniature marshmallows

Decorator candies, as desired

Miniature candy canes, as desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in bowl; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Beat sugar and 1 cup butter in bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beating until well mixed. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed after each addition.

  3. STEP 3

    Divide dough in half.  Shape each half into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.

  4. STEP 4

    Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  5. STEP 5

    Roll out dough, one-half at a time, on lightly floured surface (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8- to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut dough into 2 1/2-inch wide strips. Working with 1 strip at a time, cut cup shapes that are 3 inches on the top edge and 1 1/2 inches on bottom edge (see diagram). Save scraps.

  6. STEP 6

    Place onto prepared cookie sheets. Roll out dough scraps to same thickness. Cut out using circle cookie cutter; cut each circle in half. Attach, pressing slightly, to sides of cups for handles.

  7. STEP 7

    Bake 8-10 minutes or until cookies are set. Remove sheet of parchment to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  8. STEP 8

    Beat powdered sugar and 1/2 cup butter in bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add almond extract and enough half & half for desired consistency. Place 1 cup frosting into resealable plastic food bag; snip off small corner of bag.

  9. STEP 9

    Decorate cups by squeezing frosting bag to outline cup handle and curve at top of cup. Spread frosting onto cookie below curved line. Add 3 miniature marshmallows above the curve, using a dot of frosting to attach each marshmallow. Add additional decorations, as desired.

  10. STEP 10

    Hot Cocoa Cups Diagram

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Nutrition (1 cookie)

210 Calories
10 Fat (g)
30 Cholesterol (mg)
140 Sodium (mg)
30 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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