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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

Can I tell you a secret?  I may, or may not, have just decorated my Christmas tree today.  Would it be better if I told you the naked tree has been up for two weeks but I just got around to decorating it?  No?  Not better?  Seriously, I don’t know if it was Thanksgiving being so late, or the fact we were on vacation the first week of December, but I can’t believe Christmas is only a week away!!

I was so excited about being in our new house this year for Christmas.  We had plans to go all out with lights on the house, and instead we have none… in fact, if I’m being honest here (we’re all friends right?), I just took down my pumpkins from the sidewalk yesterday…!  I wanted a huge real tree, as tall as our new, higher ceilings would allow but settled for our old fake tree because it made more sense with all the timing.  At least I have been keeping up with Charlotte, our Elf on the Shelf, right?  Bonus points for that.

I guess I shouldn’t feel too bad- blogger kids don’t know what holiday it is anyway.  We start baking pumpkin treats in August and peppermint in October.  Which I guess means I’m really late with these Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies. I hope they help you get more in the Christmas mood!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

3.62 from 13 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 18
Calories: 355kcal
Author: Emily Grace


  • 1 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 package chocolate pudding mix
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 package large marshmallows
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup peppermint candies crushed


  • Cream softened butter and sugar; blend in eggs and vanilla.
  • Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then add to the wet mixture.
  • Drop by spoonful onto ungreased or silicone lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and immediately top each cookie with a marshmallow.
  • Return to the oven until the marshmallow begins to melt and spread, about 5 minutes.
  • Allow the cookies to cool before removing to a wire rack.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave at 50% power for 30 second intervals until smooth.
  • Spoon hot chocolate on top of each cookie.
  • Immediately sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy.


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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Sunday 8th of November 2020

Hi, I’d really like to know how big the package of pudding is? Like how many ounces? The instructions aren’t quite clear and I’d love to make these-they look delicious. Thanks!


Tuesday 22nd of December 2015

Baking cocoa or hot cocoa?

Emily Grace

Wednesday 23rd of December 2015

Hi Amy- it should be cocoa powder.

Mary Nagle

Friday 11th of December 2015

How many cookies in one batch?

Emily Grace

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

It depends on how big you make them, I use a cookie scoop and get about 4doz


Friday 4th of December 2015

Is that instant pudding mix?

Emily Grace

Sunday 6th of December 2015

Yes, instant pudding mix.


Thursday 3rd of December 2015

How many does this recipe make?????

Emily Grace

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

It depends on how big you make them, I use a cookie scoop and get about 4doz

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