Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies


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Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies are thick, chewy chocolate cookies topped with gooey marshmallows and a generous dollop of fudge frosting.

I have yet to find anyone who doesn’t love these cookies.

Fudge Marshmallow Cookies

You may have noticed that I have a bit of a thing for chocolate cookies. Last week I shared these Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies, and not too long ago, I also shared these Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Cookies and Chocolate Turtle Cookies.

And for anyone who loves a great chocolate + mint combination, these Andes Mint Cookies and these Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies both need to be on your holiday list.

Marshmallow Topped Chocolate Cookies

Anyone else love chocolate covered marshmallows like I do? Chocolate covered marshmallows are one of the foods that I am unable to resist (not that I try) when I see them popping up during the holidays.

These chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies have a chocolate cookie base, topped with a marshmallow and fudge frosting.

I often think of these cookies kind of like hot chocolate in cookie form. They’re everything I love about hot cocoa, but in an easily snackable hand-held treat! 

Chewy chocolate cookies topped with marshmallows and fudge frosting

Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies

These cookies are deceptively simple and are a perfect cookie for Christmas parties or Christmas Cookies Exchanges.

They don’t require lots of rolling or frosting time. The dough does need to chill though, so I like to make it a day in advance. 

When the cookies come out of the oven, you’ll simply press half a marshmallow on top and let the residual heat of the cookie melt them.

That rich fudge frosting is about as easy as it gets, you’ll just need a bowl and a few minutes in the microwave.

I like the spoon the frosting over the cookies, allowing some of the marshmallows to show. But you can coat them completely for a marshmallow surprise too.

Fudge Marshmallow Cookies

Fudge Marshmallow Cookies

These cookies will keep in a tightly covered container for about three days on the counter. They will also freeze nicely for several weeks. 

I thought about calling these marshmallow fudge cookies “hot chocolate cookies” because it’s kind of like eating hot chocolate in cookie form. They really are a whole lot of fun and kids especially love them.

Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies are a favorite with everyone!

If you love chocolate-covered marshmallow treats, you’ll want to try all of these:

Chocolate Caramel Marshmallow Pops from Domestically Blissful

Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Covered Marshmallow from Local Haven

Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge from That Skinny Chick Can Bake 

Chewy chocolate cookies topped with marshmallows and fudge frosting

Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies

Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies are thick, chewy chocolate cookies topped with gooey marshmallows and a generous dollop of fudge frosting.
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Additional Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 cookies


For the cookies

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup + 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 10 large marshmallows cut in half

For the fudge frosting

  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup or honey
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk or cream


  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and cornstarch. Stir into the wet ingredients.
  • Chill the dough for at least 2 hours. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and bake for 9-11 minutes or until set. Do not over bake the cookies. They should like slightly doughy when they are taken out of the oven. Gently press ½ of a marshmallow on top of each cookie while they are still warm.
  • Let cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the fudge frosting, add the melted butter, cocoa powder, corn syrup powdered sugar and milk or cream to a microwave safe bowl. Stir together and microwave for about 20 seconds. Stir again. Spoon over cooled cookies and let cool.


Serving: 1cookie · Calories: 165kcal · Carbohydrates: 22g · Protein: 2g · Fat: 8g · Saturated Fat: 5g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g · Cholesterol: 31mg · Sodium: 196mg · Sugar: 15g
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{originally published 12/4/18 – recipe notes and photos updated 11/29/21}

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  1. krissy says

    My daughter has been begging me to make a cookie with a marshmallow top! And I love all things chocolate! win win!

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