Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe!

Hello lovelies,

It’s nearing Christmas, right? So, what is one thing that everyone loves about Christmas? The fact you can eat as much chocolate as you like without being judged! Is that or is that not the best thing ever?

Well, this year I’ve shared some festive bakes with chocolate in or decorated with but I haven’t done a full blown chocolate galore bake yet. So, let’s change that!

Today I’m sharing with you the ultimate chocolate cookie. Like, I don’t think you get more chocolatey than todays bake and I blooming love it.

I was on Pinterest when I came across these Hot Chocolate Cookies ( They quite literally made my mouth salivate when looking at them so as you can imagine, I had to make some myself ASAP.

You know those bakes where they claim to be something and quite honestly, they don’t turn out that way? Well todays bake isn’t one of them. It claims to be a hot chocolate cookie and that is exactly what it is. It’s just amazing… I honestly think you guys will love these!

Category: Sweet Treat

Serves: 15

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Chill Time: 1 Hour

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Decorating Time: 10 Minutes

Overall Time: 1Hour 30Minutes

Ingredients You Need For Cookies:

  • 113g Of Unsalted Butter
  • 340g Of Chocolate Chips
  • 200g Of Plain Flour
  • 50g Of Cocoa Powder
  • 200g Of Light Brown Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1.5tsp Of Baking Powder
  • 2tsp Of Vanilla Extract
  • Bag Of Mini Marshmallows

Ingredients You Need For Decorating:

  • 2tbsp Of Melted Butter
  • 12g Of Cocoa Powder
  • 30ml Of Hot Water
  • Icing Sugar
  • 2tsp Of Vanilla Extract
  • Sprinkles

How To Make Cookies:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  • Secondly, in a small sauce pan, melt the 113g of butter.
  • Once the butter has melted, whisk in the 340g of chocolate chips. Whisk the melted butter and chocolate chips until the chocolate chips melt into a smooth chocolate sauce.
  • When the chocolate chips have melted, set aside to cool.
  • Next, in a large bowl, mix together the 200g of plain flour, 50g of cocoa powder and 1.5tsp of baking powder.
  • Then, in another large bowl, mix the 200g of light brown sugar, 3 eggs and 2tsp of vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Once the butter / chocolate mixture has cooled, mixed it into the sugar / eggs mixture.
  • Slowly whisk the flour mixture into the wet mixture, a little at a time until combined.
  • Now that everything’s mixed together, cover the bowl with clingfilm and place in the fridge to chill for one hour.
  • Whilst the mixture is in the fridge, preheat your oven to 160C / 140C Fan / Gas Mark 3.
  • When your mixture has chilled, take it out the oven.
  • Using a tablespoon, spoon out a piece of the mixture and between your hands, roll it into a ball then place onto prepared baking trays.
  • Continue to do this until the mixture runs out.
  • Using your fingertips, lightly press the cookie down a little.
  • Place the cookies into the oven for around 10 minutes. Remove the cookie from the oven, place a couple of mini marshmallows on top and then place back in the oven for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once cooked, take out the oven and allow to cool on tray for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to continue to cool.

How To Decorate The Cookie:

That’s your Hot Chocolate Cookies prepared, chilled, baked, decorated and ready for you to enjoy!

  • Once your cookie has completely cooled, it’s time to decorate.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the 2tbsp of melted butter, 12g of cocoa powder, 30ml of hot water and 1tsp of vanilla extract.
  • When combined, slowly whisk in a little at a time, the icing sugar until everything is combined (TIP: continue adding icing sugar until a drizzling consistency is made).
  • Drizzle the chocolate glaze over each cookie making sure you cover the marshmallows.
  • Whilst the chocolate glaze is wet, sprinkle on some sprinkles.
  • Finally, let the cookies set for around 30 minutes before serving.

These quite literally look like a child’s made them but this is what Christmas is all about. If your not good at decorating yourself or you want something to do with the little ones – this is the perfect bake for you.

Who needs to drink a hot chocolate when you can eat one instead? I know what one I’d rather reach for *wink wink*.

Let me know in the comments below if you make these yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. Are you converted to eating hot chocolate instead of drinking it?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo



  1. December 20, 2021 / 10:26 am

    I LOVE cookies and hot chocolate so this recipe sounds like my perfect match! These are perfect for the festive period!x

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 20, 2021 / 6:26 pm

      You can’t beat a good cookie can you? And there’s nothing better than a hot chocolate on a cold winters evening so these cookies are a marriage of both and they are just delicious. These are perfect for the festive season, a indulgent dream. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • December 30, 2021 / 12:54 pm

      I’m definitely trying this recipe when the weather in Florida gets colder!!!

      • ellegracedeveson
        January 2, 2022 / 7:37 pm

        These are the perfect cookies to have on a cold day, they really are just like drinking a hot chocolate but in solid form! Let me know what you think. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  2. December 20, 2021 / 10:44 am

    Oooh hello these look bloody delicious! Sounds like the perfect treat to have with a cuppa or a hot chocolate – if you don’t mind a chocolate overload! x

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 20, 2021 / 6:27 pm

      These are the perfect cookie to have with a cuppa, it’s just delicious. You can’t beat a good chocolate overload during the festive season, it’s Christmas afterall haha. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  3. December 20, 2021 / 10:55 am

    I love hot chocolate so these cookies are definitely right up my alley! I also love the decorations!

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 20, 2021 / 6:28 pm

      They are what you’d imagine a hot chocolate to taste like if you could eat them in solid form! They are so delicious. The little sprinkles really top these off! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  4. December 20, 2021 / 11:09 am

    God Elle! You gonna destroy me…. These are amazing! The ultimate chocolate cookies for Christmas!! Once I bake them I am not sure how I could stop eating them. Fantastic recipe!

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 20, 2021 / 6:29 pm

      Ah that’s what I like to hear haha. You can’t beat a indulging in everything chocolate during the festive season and these cookies are perfect for that! I made them for my friends and they went pretty quickly haha. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  5. Simplyalexjean
    December 20, 2021 / 6:33 pm

    My mouth is watering looking at all your lovely photo’s – these look incredible Elle! Thanks for sharing this recipe, can’t wait to try them out.

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 20, 2021 / 6:54 pm

      Ah thank you so much, I’m glad my photos do them justice. Honestly, these are such a delicious and indulgent cookie. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  6. December 20, 2021 / 6:35 pm

    Oh my gosh, hot chocolate cookies!! I love the sound of these and honestly wish there were some in front of me now 😍

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 20, 2021 / 6:55 pm

      Ah I know!!! These are just delicious. The perfect sweet, chocolatey, indulgent cookies – perfect for the Christmas season. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  7. December 20, 2021 / 7:11 pm

    Look so yummy and love the topping on it. It’s something we would enjoy for the weekend night. Thank you for sharing!

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 21, 2021 / 10:15 am

      They are just perfect if your looking to indulge, especially during the festive season! They are super yummy. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 21, 2021 / 10:16 am

      You can’t beat a yummy chocolate cookie can you? These are sweet, indulgent and leave you wanting more! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  8. December 20, 2021 / 11:49 pm

    They look amazing! Bet they taste so nice warm!

    Corinne x

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 21, 2021 / 10:16 am

      Oh my days these are just delicious warm – the perfect gooey cookie! Super yummy. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 21, 2021 / 10:17 am

      This is the perfect marriage of both! You can’t beat a yummy cookie, can you? These really are delish. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  9. December 21, 2021 / 11:25 am

    Oh yummy-yum!!!!!!! You made cookies from hot chocolate. That’s fantastic. I love hot chocolate. And I’m definitely going to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing.

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 21, 2021 / 7:37 pm

      You can’t beat a hot chocolate can you so hot chocolate cookies were a must! They really are delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  10. December 21, 2021 / 2:25 pm

    These cookies look amazing! I love hot chocolate and peppermint so I’d love to try these! Thanks for sharing Elle! Have a wonderful Christmas!

    • ellegracedeveson
      December 21, 2021 / 7:38 pm

      Oooo yes!!! The addition of peppermint will be delicious. Thank you so much, I hope you have a lovely Christmas and enjoy your day. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

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