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Hot Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
These Hot Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies taste like homemade hot chocolate in the form of a chewy chocolate cookie! They're intensely chocolatey, have a gooey marshmallow center, and covered in drizzled chocolate. Perfect. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot chocolate thumbprint cookies
Servings: 18 Cookies
Author: Michelle
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 Tbsp milk, any kind
  • 9 large marshmallows cut in half (18 halves)
  • 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
Toppings (Optional)
  • Sprinkles
  • Andes Mint Bits
  • Toffee Bits
  • Nuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. With a mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla. Beat.
  3. Once mixed, in a small bowl, sift cocoa powder, flour, espresso powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet. Mix until combined.
  4. Add in milk and mix until combined. The dough will be thick.***
  5. Roll dough into 1-2 Tbsp sized balls (depending upon how big of cookies you want). Once on the cookie sheet, press your thumb into the center of the cookie (the edges will crack slightly).
  6. Bake cookies for 8 minutes.
  7. Pull cookies out and press marshmallows in the thumbprint-centers. Bake for 2-3 more minutes, or until cookies are done and marshmallows have begun to puff up.
  8. While the cookies are cooling, with a double broiler (or microwave), melt chocolate chips and vegetable oil together.
  9. Once melted, spoon a little bit onto each cookie. If you want to add any chocolate drizzles, put some chocolate in either a piping bag or a small sandwich bag with the tip cut off and drizzle over cookies.
  10. Add toppings to your liking. Allow chocolate to set, about 30-60 minutes at room temperature.
  11. Enjoy with milk!
Recipe Notes

***If the dough is sticky, chill it in the fridge for 30-60 minutes.