Easy Hot Cocoa Cookies - Made with a brownie mix, baked in a muffin pan, topped with marshmallows, drizzled chocolate, sprinkles and pretzel handle to look like a mini cup of hot cocoa. So cute and yummy!!
Another super fun recipe to make with the kids. You're family is going to love these! Just wait until you see how easy they are to make! If you’re looking for more holiday cookie recipes, check out my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies or 50 Fabulous Christmas Cookie Recipes.
You've probably seen some cute hot cocoa cookie cups floating around the internet for a few years now. I see them every Christmas and I've always thought they were adorable. But I've never seen them made with brownies. They're so fancy fun and oh so delicious. I love how simple it is to make them using a brownie mix. That saves you time to focus on the decorating part. Get the kids to help you make these precious little Hot Cocoa Cookie Cups!
Ingredients you need for Hot cocoa cookies
Brownie Mix – Choose your favorite brand. I actually used a King Arthur Gluten Free Brownie Mix.
Ingredients on Brownie Mix Package - This might vary slightly, depending on the brand.
Mini Marshmallows - You can easily find these at the grocery store. These are the super tiny ones that are hard to find.
Chocolate Chips - I used semi-sweet. You could also use dark chocolate or milk chocolate.
Holiday Sprinkles - Red, green and white non-pareils work best.
Mini Chocolate Covered Pretzels - Or you could use regular pretzels, if you wish.
How to Make Hot cocoa cookie cups
Note: This is just an overview, scroll down for full recipe.
- Spray a 12-muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- Whip up your brownie mix batter according to package instructions. Scoop into prepared pan. Bake 5 minutes.
- Remove pan from oven and immediately press mini marshmallows into centers. Pop back in oven for 5 minutes. Cool
- Drizzle melted chocolate and add sprinkles.
- Break off pieces pretzel to look like a cup handle and secure onto brownie cup with melted chocolate.
I hope you enjoy these Easy Hot Cocoa Cookies. Or you could call the Hot Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes. They're perfect for anyone that loves brownies, plus they will look so cute on your holiday dessert table. Everyone will be so impressed! If you’re looking for more Christmas baking recipes that aren’t cookies, check out these 15 Amazing Christmas Bundt Cake Recipes!
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Easy Hot Cocoa Cookies
- 1 package brownie mix of choice, prepared according to package instructions
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- ⅓ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or try milk chocolate or dark chocolate, if you wish
- 1 cup chocolate covered pretzels or plain would work too
- 2 tablespoons sprinkles red, green and white nonpareils work best
- First preheat your oven to 350°F. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Using an muffin scoop or ice cream scoop, fill each well in pan pan about ⅔ full with brownie batter. Bake until edges look set but centers still look a little undercooked, about 15 minutes.
- Carefully remove pan from oven and immediately press mini marshmallows into centers. Return pan to oven and bake until marshmallows puff and melt, about 5 minutes.
- Cool completely. Then melt chocolate chips in microwave according to package instructions. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. Pour into pastry bag and cut tiny corner for drizzling.
- Using a zigzag pattern, drizzle chocolate over the tops of marshmallows, top with sprinkles.
- Then break off pieces of chocolate-covered pretzels to create your cup handle. Use the melted chocolate to stick them to sides of brownie cookie cup. Let set before serving. Makes 12-ish cookies. Depending on which mix you use, recipe will make 10-12 cookies.
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