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Hot Cocoa Brownie Cookies

On the 4th day of Cookie Week, my true love sent to me.. Hot Cocoa Brownie Cookies!

If you’ve been around for a while, you may have seen my Buckeye Brownie Cookies. They have a soft, fudgy brownie cookie base that I used here for these Hot Cocoa Brownie Cookies.

They are easily customizable with the seasons. This time I wanted to make a Hot Cocoa inspired treat so I topped them with mini marshmallows and peppermint bits to give them a festive twist.

It’s an easy and fun way to give box brownie mix a makeover.

This recipe is all the best parts of a brownie with the comfort and flavor of hot cocoa on a cold winters day!

Hot Cocoa Brownie Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 24 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie


  • 1 box fudge brownie mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Candy Cane/Peppermint Bits


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl and using a hand mixer, combine the fudge brownie mix, butter, cream cheese, and egg. The dough should be slightly sticky.
  3. Scoop the cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, smooth the edges of each to form a round cookie.
  4. Bake for the cookie dough 13-15 minutes.
  5. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl for 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate and melt for additional 15 seconds and stir. Repeat the 15 seconds and stirring a second time.
  7. Top cookies with mini marshmallows, then spoon 1/2 tablespoon of melted chocolate on top of each cookie so it covers the marshmallows. Sprinkle with candy cane bits before chocolate sets.
  8. Once chocolate completely sets, serve and enjoy!
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