Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies


Chocolate, peppermint and marshmallow come together for a much more portable version of cocoa in these delightfully delicious holiday treats.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
20 servings


  • 1 roll Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookie dough

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa

  • 1 cup marshmallow creme

  • cup crushed peppermint candies


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium bowl, break apart cookie dough. Knead in baking cocoa until thoroughly combined.

  2. Shape dough into 20 (1 1/2-inch) balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets, and press down slightly with fingers. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until centers of cookies are set; cool 2 minutes on pans. Transfer to cooling racks to cool completely, about 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, with spatula sprayed with cooking spray, transfer marshmallow creme to microwavable cup sprayed with cooking spray. Microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) 60 to 90 seconds or until melted. Cool slightly, then transfer to resealable food-storage plastic bag.

  4. Cut 1/8 inch from 1 corner of bag, then drizzle cookies with marshmallow creme, and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes but no longer than 12 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
5g Fat
23g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 13mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.