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Hot Chocolate Meltaway Cookies | Creme de la Crumb

Hot Chocolate Meltaway Cookies

Buttery, chocolate meltaway cookies topped with chocolate ganache, mini marshmallows, and crushed peppermint sticks!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16
Author Tiffany


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 12 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/3 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes


  • Whisk together flour, corn starch, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder. Add butter, vanilla, and milk and mix to combine. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350. Roll dough into 1½ inch balls and place 2-3 inches apart on a greased baking sheet. Gently smash the dough balls with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly (they should be about ¾ inch tall now, they will not spread much while baking.)
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet.
  • Once the cookies have cooled, prepare the topping. Microwave chocolate chips and milk in a microwave-safe bowl on half power for 2 minutes. Stir, then return to microwave on half power for 20 seconds at a time, stirring after each, until smooth. Spread over cookies.
  • Top with mini marshmallows and crushed candy canes. Store in airtight container at room temperature.


Prep time does not include 30 minutes of chilling time.