Hot Cocoa Cookies

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soft & chewy chocolate cookies with a melted marshmallow

yield: 12 (fairly large) cookies


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp butter, softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate, melted + cooled slightly
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 6 large marshmallows, cut in half crosswise
  • flaky sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into a mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. Combine the butter and light brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using a paddle attachment, cream them together for 3 minutes on medium speed. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl using a rubber spatula.
  3. Mix in 1 egg at a time. Add the melted chocolate and vanilla. In two batches, mix in the dry ingredients, scraping down the bowl as needed. Fold in half of the chopped semi-sweet chocolate. Chill the dough for 20 minutes.
  4. Spoon the dough onto 2 cookie sheets (roughly 2 tablespoons of dough per cookie for 12 cookies). Bake for 8 minutes.
  5. Lightly press the marshmallows into the middle of each cookie. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate over the tops of the cookies. Bake for another 2 minutes, or until the cookies are set and the chocolate is melted.
  6. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and (literally) drop them onto the counter to deflate the cookies. Let them cool for 5 minutes. Transfer them to a cooling rack. Sprinkle them lightly with flaky sea salt. Eat warm or cool fully.