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Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

These chocolate marshmallow cookies are the perfect combination of soft, chewy chocolate cookies with gooey, melted marshmallows inside.

fudge marshmallow cookies

With Christmas right around the corner, I’m already thinking about Christmas cookie exchanges . . . and what I want to make this year.

I’m a big fan of unique cookie recipes and just really anything I haven’t tried before (and I’ve tried a lot).

Popular recipes for me in the past have included butterscotch chip with pecans, pudding cookies, white chocolate dipped snickerdoodles, and Rolo cookies (only five ingredients!).

This year I wanted to make something with marshmallow, which I rarely bake with. I absolutely love hot chocolate (who doesn’t).

And you can never forget the mini marshmallows when having hot chocolate, right? They’re a part of the experience. And yes, hot chocolate is an entire experience.

Including a warm blanket, a fire roaring in the faux gas fireplace (I wish it were real), and a Lifetime Christmas movie on the TV.

And these chocolate marshmallow cookies!

Yes, you can have hot chocolate in your mug and a delicious inspired treat in your hand. These cookies have a crisp, chocolatey outside with a soft chocolate and marshmallow inside.

You’re going to love them.

marshmallow cookies recipe

Before you dive into this recipe, I’ve got some tips for you on making the best (and tastiest) cookies. If you’re interested, check them out. Otherwise scroll to the bottom for the chocolate and marshmallow cookies.

Tips for Making Delicious Cookies

Are you looking to make the tastiest cookies ever? I’ve got some tips for you. Here’s what I always make sure to pay attention to.

Use Quality Ingredients

Use high-quality, fresh ingredients for the best cookie flavor and texture. You’ll for sure want to get fresh eggs, good quality butter, quality cocoa powder, and pure vanilla extract (instead of imitation).

Measure Precisely

Flour is the main dry ingredient in these cookies. Measure using the scoop-and-level method, as adding too much flour can result in dry baked goods. Scoop the flour and then scrape the excess off the top with a knife.

Bring Cold Ingredients to Room Temp

Bring ingredients like butter, eggs, and milk to room temperature before mixing. They will incorporate better, resulting in smoother batter and soft cookies. They don’t need to be warm; slightly cool to room temp is fine.

Avoid Overmixing

Mix the batter just until ingredients are combined, or the dry disappears into the wet. Overmixing can result in tough cookies.

Chill the Dough

Chilling the cookie dough in the fridge for the specified time (or even overnight) before baking allows the flavors to meld and the fats to solidify. This results in cookies with better flavor and texture. It also prevents them from spreading too much during baking.

Look for Darker Edges

Unless the recipe says otherwise, the edges of the cookies should turn a slight darker brown while the center remains slightly soft. This balance ensures a chewy texture without overbaking.

Cool Before Transferring

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This helps them set and avoids them becoming too fragile and crumbling apart.

chocolate marshmallow cookie recipe

Remember, practicing and experimenting will help you perfect your cookie baking skills over time. Have fun and enjoy the process of creating delicious baked goods! Here’s what you’re going to need for these marshmallow cookies.


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • Gold sugar crystals to sprinkle on top (or any color, or crushed nuts, or whatever you like!)

Important Tip

Don’t overbake the cookies, or they will become too crispy and lose their soft, chewy texture. Bake them for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are set but the centers are still slightly soft.

chocolate and marshmallow cookies

Keep these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days. They’ll last a few weeks in the refrigerator.

You can also freeze them in an airtight container for up to three months. When you bring them out of the freezer, let them rise to room temperature naturally as opposed to microwaving.

chocolate marshmallow cookies

Get the printable recipe for these cookies below:

Yield: 14 cookies

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

fudge marshmallow cookies

These marshmallow chocolate cookies are the perfect blend of rich chocolate and gooey mallow in every bite! They remind me of delicious hot chocolate during winter.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/3rd cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • Gold sugar crystals to sprinkle on top


  1. Preheat oven to 375℉ and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.Preheating the oven
  2. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients – flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and give it a good mix. Set aside.dry ingredients whisked together in a clear glass bowl
  3. Combine butter and both the sugar in another large bowl and mix it with hand mixer on medium-high speed until creamy (2-3 minutes).brown sugar, butter, and granulated sugar in a clear glass bowl
  4. Now add the egg and vanilla extract to the butter mixture and mix it again using hand mixer oh medium-high speed until fully incorporated and mixture is smooth.Egg and vanilla added to the cookie batter in a clear glass bowl
  5. Now, add the dry mix to the wet mix in batches and fold the mixture with spatula until just combined (do not overmix).dry ingredients on top of the wet in a clear glass bowl
  6. Let the dough sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour before proceeding.chocolate marshmallow cookie batter chilled in a bowl
  7. Take out about 2 tbsp of dough, roll it into a ball and then flatten it using your palms. Add 4-5 mini marshmallows to the middle and then lift the edges and pinch in to cover completely and form a ball again.Mini marshmallows on top of a ball of chocolate cookie dough
  8. Roll the ball between your palms to make it smooth. Repeat with rest of the dough. Place the balls 2 inches apart on the lined baking tray.chocolate marshmallow cookie dough balls on a baking sheet
  9. Sprinkle some gold sugar crystals on top (optional) and bake for 8-10 minutes.Round chocolate marshmallow cookies out of the oven
  10. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking tray for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.cooled choco marshmallow cookies


As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, you can shape them with a round cookie cutter if desired. Place a round cookie cutter that is slightly larger around the cookie and twist.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 114mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

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Friday 29th of December 2023

I would have liked to have the option to not print the pictures with the recipe. I have been baking for over 60 years and I can read a recipe. Just wondering why no option to print the pictures.

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