2020 Go Bold with Butter Holiday Cookie Winner

2020 Go Bold with Butter Holiday Cookie Winner

Hot Cocoa Cookies with Marshmallow Butter Cream

This recipe won second place in the 2020 Holiday Cookie Recipe Contest from Go Bold with Butter. The winner was Erin C. Enjoy the flavors of hot cocoa and marshmallows in this festive cookie
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert



  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup hot chocolate mix
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 tub of marshmallow cream (7 oz tub)
  • 1 teaspoon whipping cream
  • Garnish: Jet Puffed Mini Marshmallow Bits


For the cookies:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine sugars and butter in bowl. Beat 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy. Add in egg and two egg yolks one at a time- mixing between. Add in vanilla and mix.
  • In a separate bowl- combine flour, cocoa, hot chocolate mix, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined. Add in chocolate chips and stir until just combined. Chill dough for 20 minutes.
  • Use a cookie scoop or scoop out 1 1/2 to 2 Tbs. of cookie dough onto parchment lined cookie sheet. I press them down just a bit with the palm of my hand. Bake for 8-10 minutes until starting to crisp on perimeter but soft in center. Cookies with be soft and look slightly underdone. Leave on pan until cool.

For the frosting:

  • Combine butter, marshmallow cream and sugar. Whip until combined. Add in vanilla and whipping cream and beat for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • When cookies are completely cool- pipe or spread desired amount of marshmallow buttercream and garnish with mini marshmallows.


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