A luscious, homemade marshmallow fluff sandwiched between two soft, chocolaty cookies. Delicious with a tall glass of milk!
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Do you love the snow? I do!! Our little town looks like a winter wonderland at the moment and many homes and businesses are lit up beautifully with Christmas lights.
We had a beautiful blanket of fresh snow and one of our boys, Austin ,went outside to shovel the deck in the morning and came in and announced 'it's packing snow'!! I love that he's 14 and still wants to build a snowman 🙂
He didn't have to ask me twice! We had a great time putting a snowman together and we've managed to keep our lab, Zoe from stealing his arms!! She absolutely loves sticks and I'm sure when she realizes that the stick arms are there they will disappear!
We spent some time at the bird feeder and were lucky enough to have little chickadees feeding from our hands. I love watching the birds and I've mentioned before that my computer and kitchen window both offer perfect views of the bird feeders 🙂
Our birds have eaten through ten of the small birdseed ornaments that I made a week ago! I'm making another batch of birdseed ornaments today and will photograph with the recipe. They're cute and easy and the birds loved them!!
Let's make these Hot Chocolate Cookies!
There are two main parts to making these cookies. The chocolate cookies and the marshmallow fluff. I've included the recipe card for homemade marshmallow fluff, however I will not judge if you buy it in the grocery store. :). The recipe is straightforward and as long as you have a candy thermometer you will end up with a beautifully delicious few cups of fluff.
The cookies use egg yolks and the fluff uses egg whites so it's the perfect combination!
I will confess that I got carried away (quite a common occurrence) and dipped ALL THE COOKIES in chocolate and topped with sprinkles. YEP. I had my son Troy helping me dip them and I was just having way too much fun and loved having him in the kitchen. So, make sure to dip only HALF the cookies into chocolate!
Hubby said "maybe it was a happy accident". I think he was right! They were quite delicious with both top and bottom dipped in chocolate. 🙂
I hope you will enjoy these cookies as much as we did! Please drop me an email and comment below with a star rating to let me know how they turned out. Happy Baking!
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Hot Chocolate Cookies with Homemade Marshmallow Fluff
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 12
A luscious, homemade marshmallow fluff sandwiches between two soft, chocolaty cookies will be the hit of any Christmas cookie tray. Delicious with a big mug of hot chocolate! A little more involved than your average cookie and well worth the extra effort. Enjoy these easy homemade cookies!
¾ cup unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tbsp. sour cream
½ tsp. vanilla
1 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp. baking soda
⅛ tsp. salt
½ cup cocoa powder
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup marshmallow fluff (see recipe card below this one) or use spread purchased in grocery store
1. In a large bowl, or stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Add in egg yolks, one at a time and beat on medium speed until combined.
3. Add in sour cream and vanilla and beat just until combined.
4. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Mix well to combine.
5. Gradually add to butter mixture, mixing on low speed until well combined.
6. Scrape down the side of the bowl and ensure mixture is thoroughly combined.
7. Using a heaping tablespoon size, roll into balls and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
8. Bake at 350F for 8 minutes. Using the back of a spoon, remove cookies and flatten slightly, then return to oven for two more minutes.
9. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 2 minutes, then move to wire racks and cool for 15 minutes.
10. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips in the top of a double-boiler just until melted. If you do not have a double-boiler, you can melt directly in saucepan over low-medium heat being very careful not to scorch the chocolate. For both methods, stir constantly.
11. Dip the tops of half of the cookies into melted chocolate and immediately sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles.
12. Place on plate in refrigerator to and chill for 15 minutes, until chocolate is set.
13. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon of marshmallow fluff onto bottom cookie. Using a butter knife, smooth the fluff, almost to the edges. Top with the chocolate-dipped cookie and press down lightly until filling is pushed to the edges.
Cookies may be made ahead and refrigerated in an airtight container for up to five days.
Makes 12 sandwich cookies
You may substitute store bought marshmallow fluff for the homemade version. It is available in most grocery stores.
Recipe adapted from Canadian Living Magazine.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Cookies
- Method: Oven Baked
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 444
- Sugar: 55 g
- Sodium: 108.8 mg
- Fat: 18.4 g
- Saturated Fat: 11.2 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 70.5 g
- Fiber: 2.8 g
- Protein: 5.1 g
- Cholesterol: 61.6 mg
Keywords: Cookies, Christmas cookies, chocolate cookies
Homemade Marshmallow Fluff
- Total Time: 25 minutes
Light and fluffy, this homemade marshmallow fluff is easy to make and is delicious sandwiched between the Hot Chocolate Cookies.
3 egg whites
½ tsp. cream of tartar
¾ cup corn syrup
⅔ cup, plus 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
½ tsp. vanilla
⅓ cup water
1. In a large bowl, using whisk attachment from stand mixer or hand mixer beat egg whites and cream of tartar on high speed until foamy.
2. With the mixer running, gradually add in 2 tbsp. granulated sugar and beat until soft peaks form. Set aside.
3. In a small saucepan, combine water, corn syrup and ⅔ cup granulated sugar.
4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture reaches 248F on candy thermometer. The times will vary depending on your stovetop. It took me 12 minutes to reach 248F. It can take a few minutes longer. Keep a close eye on the temperature and remove from heat immediately when it reaches the correct temperature.
5. On medium speed of mixer, pour the hot mixture into the egg white in a steady stream then beat on high speed for 5 minutes.
6. Add vanilla and beat on high speed for one more minute.
Makes approximately 3 cups.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
Love the homemade marshmallow fluff! Really takes this cookie to another level. Fun cookie for the kids to help make.