Coconut Macaroons

You’re going to love these coconut macaroons. I just know it. These chocolate-dipped macaroons are my favorite holiday cookie, ten years in the running! Coconut macaroons (two…

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You’re going to love these coconut macaroons. I just know it. These chocolate-dipped macaroons are my favorite holiday cookie, ten years in the running!

Coconut macaroons (two o’s) are often confused with macarons (one o), the colorful and delicate layered French cookies. Both call for egg whites, but that’s about where their similarities end.

These macaroons feature rich coconut flavor and texture with subtle hints of honey (or maple syrup) and cinnamon. While you don’t have to dip them in chocolate, I strongly suggest that you do. They are the perfect little treat—satisfying and sweet, but not cloying.

macaroon ingredients

These coconut beauties have a lot going for them in the preparation department. They look impressive with their high-contrast exteriors, but they’re easy to whip together. You can cram them all on one cookie sheet without consequence. Plus, they don’t require any artistic skills to decorate. Just dunk them in chocolate and be done. Can I get an amen?

These flourless cookies are naturally gluten free. They both freeze well and ship well, if you’re interested in mailing some homemade goodies to your loved ones. You’ll find the full recipe, plus step-by-step photos and a video below.

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Frosted Ginger Cookies

Chewy gingersnaps are topped with a simple buttercream frosting for wonderfully seasonal Frosted Ginger Cookies! These are so good, you may want to eat them all year ‘round. This post is sponsored by Challenge Butter. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make My Baking Addiction possible. I am fully in holiday cookie-baking …

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Chewy gingersnaps are topped with a simple buttercream frosting for wonderfully seasonal Frosted Ginger Cookies! These are so good, you may want to eat them all year ‘round.

Two white plates with frosted ginger cookies on a white countertop

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I am fully in holiday cookie-baking mode. The decorations are up, Elle’s Elf on a Shelf is getting into her nightly shenanigans, and my kitchen is a full-on holiday treat factory.

Recipes like my Peanut Butter Blossoms, Snowball Cookies, and Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are always on the list, and there’s a good chance I’ll be whipping up some Snowflake Sugar Cookies and Coconut Macaroons at some point, too.

We’ll eat some of everything, but most will be packaged up with a nice note and given to neighbors, teachers, and maybe even our UPS driver. I mean, he’s been at our house a lot this year, ok??

This year, I’m adding these Frosted Ginger Cookies to the rotation, too. They’re soft, chewy, and have just the right amount of ginger in them. I think they’ll be a hit!

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Hot Chocolate Cookies

These hot chocolate cookies taste just like the cozy drink, with a rich chocolate flavor and gooey marshmallow center. They’re…

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These hot chocolate cookies taste just like the cozy drink, with a rich chocolate flavor and gooey marshmallow center. They’re divine!

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Here’s a holiday cookie we just can’t say no to. These Hot Chocolate Cookies taste just like the holiday drink! The cookie batter channels just the right flavor of the liquid chocolate: it’s textured with sugar crystals and studded with chocolate chunks. The best part? A marshmallow center ties it all together, forming a melty lake of gooey bliss. These are divine. We’re not big cookie people (I know, gasp!), but these blew us away.

Ingredients in hot chocolate cookies

These Hot Chocolate Cookies are essentially a chocolate sugar cookie with a marshmallow center. The base cookie is inspired by a book by one of our favorite bakers, 100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer. Instead of mini marshmallows, the center’s got half of one big marshmallow, which melts into a gooey pile. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • All purpose flour
  • Dutch process (dark chocolate) cocoa powder: see notes below
  • Baking soda and kosher salt
  • Granulated sugar
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Eggs
  • Dark chocolate
  • Large marshmallows
Hot Chocolate Cookies

Notes on Dutch process cocoa powder

The cocoa powder in these Hot Chocolate Cookies is special: it’s Dutch process cocoa powder. It’s been treated with an alkali to make it pH neutral, which gives it a darker color and milder flavor. It makes the flavor ultra chocolaty, like in Chocolate Banana Muffins and Healthy Chocolate Pudding.

You should be able to find Dutch process cocoa powder at your local grocery next to the regular cocoa powder. If you can’t find it, you can buy it online: try Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa Powder or Ghiradelli Dutch Process Cocoa Powder.

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Tips for baking hot chocolate cookies

These Hot Chocolate Cookies are easy to make, but you should know two things before you start. Here’s what to know:

  • Baking 1 tray at a time makes the most even bake. Our oven is a little uneven on the two racks, so cookies can come out a little different based on their difference from the heating element. To make perfect cookies, bake one tray at a time. (We know, it takes longer! But it’s worth it.)
  • Important: refrigerate the formed dough balls while baking. The dough becomes warm as it sits, so you’ll want to get those formed dough balls into the fridge during baking. If the dough is too warm, the marshmallow simply melts (instead of looking white, it turns clear). Trust us: we know from experience!

Otherwise, Hot Chocolate Cookies are pretty simple to make. Flatten the dough into a disk, add half of a large marshmallow, make a ball, and roll it in a plate of granulated sugar. It’s easy as that and they come out simply beautiful. The perfect Christmas cookie, in our opinion!

Hot Chocolate Cookies

More Christmas cookies & treats

Looking for more holiday cookies? Here are our favorite easy Christmas cookies this time of year:

This hot chocolate cookies recipe is…

Vegetarian.

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Hot Chocolate Cookies

Hot Chocolate Cookies


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

These hot chocolate cookies taste just like the cozy drink, with a rich chocolate flavor and gooey marshmallow center. They’re divine!


Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup Dutch process (dark chocolate) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ounce dark chocolate bar, chopped into chunks
  • 15 large marshmallows, cut in half

Instructions

  1. Preheat: Preheat 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients: Stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and kosher salt.
  3. Mix the dough: In a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, cream the sugar and room temperature butter on medium speed for 4 to 5 minutes until fluffy. Reduce the speed to low and mix in the vanilla and eggs. Once incorporated, add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chunks.
  4. Form the cookies: Prepare a plate with a layer of granulated sugar. Pull out 2 tablespoons of dough. Flatten it into a disc, then place a half marshmallow on top and wrap the dough around the marshmallow. Roll the ball in the plate of sugar. Repeat until you make 8 cookies.
  5. Prep for baking: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add 8 cookies to a pan and stagger them so they have as much space as possible around them. You can bake the first batch immediately (go to Step 6). While the first pan is baking, form the other 22 balls and place them on a baking sheet in the refrigerator. It is important to chill the unbaked cookies because if they’re are too warm, the texture is off (you can also chill the dough and form the balls right before baking).
  6. Bake: Bake one pan at a time on the center rack for 12 to 14 minutes until the marshmallows are melted*. Store for 3 days at room temperature, 1 week refrigerated, or several months frozen.

Notes

*If you prefer, you can bake 2 sheets at a time; baking one at a time ensures the most even bake.

Cookie recipe inspired by 100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer. Marshmallow center inspired by Salted and Stirred.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Cookies

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Chewy Sprinkle Cookies.

These chewy sprinkle cookies are stuffed with white chocolate and rolled in nonpareils. They are chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside, absolute cookie perfection! Welcome to my newest cookie obsession. These sprinkle cookies are super chewy, stuffed with white chocolate and crunchy on the outsides from all the sprinkles. THE BEST BEST […]

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These chewy sprinkle cookies are stuffed with white chocolate and rolled in nonpareils. They are chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside, absolute cookie perfection!

Welcome to my newest cookie obsession.

chewy sprinkle cookies

These sprinkle cookies are super chewy, stuffed with white chocolate and crunchy on the outsides from all the sprinkles. THE BEST BEST BEST.

chewy sprinkle cookies

I can’t even explain how much we LOVE these new cookies. I am so excited to have a new cookie to add to my list too!

My christmas cookies every year are full of classics – ones I’ve made my entire life with my grandma or mom. Things like peanut butter blossoms and mother lovett’s thumbprints. Every few years I create a really delicious new one that makes the list, but it’s always touch and go on whether they get to STAY on the list year after year.

chewy sprinkle cookies

I made these cookies after trying the birthday cake cookie from Last Crumb. It’s a big sugar cookie stuffed with white chocolate and covered in sprinkles. It’s REALLY good, especially when warmed up in the oven. And I am happy to say that I nailed it! 

Mine are a bit smaller and maybe even chewier. I used a little less white chocolate because I’m just not the biggest white chocolate fan. But in this cookie, they work. These really do come off like birthday cake or cake batter cookies with the white chocolate and sprinkles. They taste just like cake!

chewy sprinkle cookies

These also remind me of my favorite sprinkle crinkle cookies from the pretty dish, however those are chocolate more chewy and brownie-like! But it’s the whole sprinkle-crusted outside that really reminds me of those. 

chewy sprinkle cookies

So, the details!

  • I made these cookies based on the recipe of the giant rainbow cookies from ages ago. Like, a decade ago? Those things still take off like wildfire and are so popular. They are a really chewy cookie with a slightly crunchy outside.
  • I like to chop white chocolate – I prefer a bar of it. Get a bar of Lindt white chocolate because it’s the best! I chop big and small pieces, then instead of stirring it all in (you can stir SOME in), I prefer to stuff each dough ball! So I scoop a ball of dough and stuff a few pieces inside. Love it.
  • Sprinkle spa time! Roll the cookie through a plate of nonpareils and coat the entire ball of dough. This is key for extra crunchy texture on the outside!
  • Bake bake bake! I prefer these underbaked by a minute or so. They are extra soft and chewy that way, but still cooked through. 

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Brown Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Amaretto Amaretti Thumbprint Cookies

Wouldn’t you know, my always popular soft amaretti cookies work surprisingly well in thumbprint form, filled with amaretto-spiked jam or chocolate ganache. Amaretti cookies are a reader favorite for a reason: these soft and chewy almond cookies are incredibly easy and ever-so versatile, not to mention naturally gluten free! This fun thumbprint version can be […]

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Wouldn’t you know, my always popular soft amaretti cookies work surprisingly well in thumbprint form, filled with amaretto-spiked jam or chocolate ganache.

Amaretti cookies are a reader favorite for a reason: these soft and chewy almond cookies are incredibly easy and ever-so versatile, not to mention naturally gluten free! This fun thumbprint version can be filled with just about anything, and makes for a perfect addition to your holiday cookie plate.

Rows of Amaretti Thumbprint Cookies in neat rows on a wire rack, alternating between three kinds of filling.

You all can’t get enough of my amaretti morbidi, or soft amaretti cookies. I mean, I wouldn’t have 11 variations in the archives if you didn’t.

I mean, talk about a versatile recipe… so far we’ve tried all sorts of flavors from chocolate to ube, swapped the almond flour for pistachio and hazelnut, mixed in sprinkles, vegan-ified them, and even stuffed them.

But the question today is… will they thumbprint?

I was optimistic they would, considering they usually hold their shape quite well when baking.

The only potential issue I could foresee was the cracking, which I usually encourage in the regular versions (the cracks being what make these cookies so stunning to begin with!) But I worried the cracks would be too big and the filling would ooze out.

Amaretto Amaretti Thumbprint cookies on a gray background, with bowls of the various filling options messily scattered around

I was, however, pleasantly surprised at just how well they transformed into thumbprints (not all cookie recipes can claim such versatility you know).

The cracking is still a concern, but is manageable with a slightly different technique than you may be used to for other thumbprint cookie recipes. Basically, you just need to be very gentle when you’re shaping the thumbprints not to let the cracks get too big, especially if you opt for a looser filling.

The thumbprint version bakes more quickly than the original cookies (give them a few more minutes if you want a bit of crunch on the bottoms), and I still recommend using two stacked cookie sheets to keep the bottoms from browning too quickly.

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Thumbprint Cookies

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My Favorite Classic Cookie Recipes

From chocolate chip to gingerbread to oatmeal, peanut butter, no bakes and more, there’s a cookie here for everyone!

A delicious collection of my favorite classic cookie recipes!

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

‘Tis the season for baking cookies, cookies, cookies! ♡

And if you happen to have a craving for one of the classics, we’ve gotcha covered here on Gimme Some Oven with a well-tested collection of some of the best cookie recipes I know.

From classic cut-out cookies (gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies, linzer cookies) to soft and chewy cookies (chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, peanut butter cookies), to holiday favorites (chewy ginger molasses cookies, peanut butter blossoms, chocolate crinkles cookies) and more, there’s a cookie here for everyone. And after baking these recipes more times than I can count, I have faith that they won’t let you down!

Let’s get to baking.

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

“I am known as the cookie queen to my friends. I have been making chocolate chip cookies for as long as I can remember. I found a recipe that I loved that I’ve been making for a couple years now and just came across this. I’ve decided to make them and these are literally the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever eaten. I will be making these from now on! Follow the directions exactly and they are absolutely delicious!” -Jema

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

“Best gingerbread cookies ever! As spicy as ginger snaps. Strong enough to put icing on but still soft inside if you do 1/8 inch. Crispy if you do 1/4 roll. Thank you.” ~Haddie

Brown Sugar Cookies

Brown Sugar Cookies

“These cookies are AMAZING. I never leave comments or reviews but I had to for these. I made four batches and every single one turned out perfectly. Sugar cookies are usually boring but I love the subtle flavor of these. I will be using this recipe for my Christmas cookies for years to come. Thank you!” ~Katie

Peanut Butter Blossoms Cookies with Hershey's Kisses

Peanut Butter Blossoms

“Came together really fast and baked quickly. They were so good, I’ll be making another batch as a birthday present for my sister!” ~Christy

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

“This recipe is a gift. I bake all of the time and this is the only recipe that people routinely ask me for. It is a staple for all family gatherings and friend events because everyone loves these cookies so much. I cannot recommend this recipe enough.” ~Maya

Linzer Cookies with Snowflake and Christmas Cut-Outs

Linzer Cookies

“I made these as part of my Christmas cookie baking session yesterday. They are SO GOOD! I filled half with seedless raspberry jam and half with nutella. Thanks for the amazing cookie recipe!” ~Vanessa

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

“This was, hands down, the BEST chocolate crinkle cookie recipe I have ever tried! They stay fresh and they are very moist with a decadent texture. I highly recommend this recipe. Thanks for sharing!” ~Angie

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

“The best peanut butter cookie recipe I’ve ever had. Easy to follow recipe, I made it exactly as stated, I would not change anything. Cookies looked amazing and tasted wonderful! Not too sweet with the perfect balance of peanut butter. Everyone that tried them, loved them.” ~Jen

No Bake Cookies Recipe

No Bake Cookies

“I love your cookie recipes! No bakes can be so finicky, but this recipe was perfect! I used almond milk because that’s all I had, and they still turned out delicious! Thanks Ali!” ~Joni

Stack of Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins

Oatmeal Cookies

“These taste incredible! My daughter and I had a lot of fun making them together today. We did half with white chocolate pieces and half with M&Ms. Love your site! Directions are always easy to follow and everything is always delicious.” ~Jess

Brownie Cookies

“Ok, these cookies are SO fun! I was a little doubtful that the tops would turn out as shiny and crackly as the pictures, but your instructions were perfect and they turned out great! As a family of brownie lovers, these are 100% going in our regular rotation.” ~Kara

Happy cookie baking, everyone!

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Red Velvet Sugar Cookies (and a mint version!)

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This post is sponsored by Nordic Ware, a valued partner of The Vanilla Bean Blog. As you probably know, I love making cookies (and have a whole cookbook, 100 Cookies, dedicated to them), and while chocolate chip always has a number one spot in my heart, sugar cookies are right up there. I spent quite a bit of time working on these cookies; I wanted a red velvet cookie with the cream cheese baked in, so I didn’t have to spend time waiting for cookies to cool and then frosting them. I originally had tried to make them with my pan-banging sugar cookies, but they never turned out quite right. So I moved on to sugar cookies, and I was thrilled when they turned out as I had imagined. What does a Red Velvet Cookie Taste Like? The cookie base is my favorite sugar cookie: soft with crispy edges. It’s vanilla and chocolate, with a hint of cocoa in them for a traditional red velvet taste, and the cream cheese swirl adds a nice creamy bite (as cream cheese frosting is typically used for red velvet cake), and tanginess to cut the sweetness. Since we are now officially in “holiday season”, […]

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