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vegan hot cocoa cookies on a white surface

Vegan Hot Chocolate Cookies

  • Author: purelykaylie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Hot chocolate cookies are one of the best easy holiday desserts for Christmas or Thanksgiving! This winter dessert recipe is vegan, dairy-free, and made with marshmallows. You’ll love these Christmas cookies so much. They are even more delicious than hot cocoa! #cookies #cookierecipes #vegancookies #vegandessert #holidaydesserts #christmasrecipes #marshmallows #thanksgiving #thanksgivingrecipe


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 + 2/3 cups all-purpose flour (or gluten-free all-purpose flour)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips*
  • 8 vegan marshmallows, halved
  • Optional: melted vegan chocolate (to drizzle)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice vegan marshmallows in half crosswise.
  3. In a large bowl, add vegan butter, white sugar, and light brown sugar. Use a hand mixer to cream the ingredients together. Then, add nondairy milk and vanilla extract. Cream ingredients together again.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together.
  5. Fold dry ingredients (flour mixture) into the wet ingredients (creamed butter and sugar). Mix to thoroughly combine. Then, fold in the vegan chocolate chips. 
  6. Scoop cookie dough into 16 balls. Place on the baking sheet(s). 
  7. Bake cookies for 9 minutes. Remove from oven and press a halved marshmallow into the center of each cookie. Bake cookies again for 3-4 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
  8. Optional: drizzle melted chocolate over the cookies while cooling. To melt chocolate chips, microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between, until chocolate combines. Be careful not to burn the chocolate; this should only require 2-3 intervals. 


*I recommend using 1/2 cup chocolate chunks + 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips. 


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 225
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 2g

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