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Hot chocolate cookies with red and green M&Ms and mini marshmallow on top on a white plate.

Healthy Hot Chocolate Cookies | Healthier Hot Cocoa Cookies

Kanwaldeep Kaur
Try these healthy hot chocolate cookies, made with hot chocolate mix and topped with red and green M&M's and a mini marshmallow for the perfect holiday cookies look. These are a healthier version of the hot cocoa cookies, since these are made with whole wheat flour and organic coconut palm sugar.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 cookies


  • 1/2 cup Butter unsalted, softened
  • 3/4 cup Organic coconut sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 cup Hot Chocolate Mix I used Hot Chocolate Mix from Swiss Miss
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 2 tbsp M&M's I used Red and Green M&Ms to top the cookies
  • 15 Mini Marshmallows


  • Mix the butter and coconut sugar till everything is completely blended. Add in the egg and vanilla extract to the above and again mix everything together.
  • Add whole wheat flour, hot chocolate mix, baking soda, baking powder and salt to the wet mixture and mix everything.
  • Add semi-sweet chocolate chips and mix again. Optionally, refrigerate the cookie dough for around 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375 degree F (or 190 degree Celsius). Take around 1 – 2 tablespoon of cookie dough in your hands, form a ball and flatten a little and repeat for all cookies. Top the cookies with Red and Green M&Ms.
  • Bake the cookies for around 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven, or till you see creases on top of the cookies. The cookies will be soft to touch, but once cooled, they will be fine.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven, and immediately top them with one mini marshmallow each.
  • The Healthy & Soft Hot Chocolate Cookies are now ready to be served warm, or these can also be stored in an air-tight container for around a week.



  • I used Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate Flavor Hot Cocoa Mix, you can use any brand of Hot Chocolate Mix available with you.
  • You can add more M&M's and mini marshmallows on top of cookies if you like.
  • Organic coconut palm sugar can be substituted with jaggery powder.
  • Do not over mix the dough after adding dry ingredients.
  • I did not add marshmallows inside the cookie dough as I didn't want the gooey texture of cookies created by baked marshmallows.
Keyword christmas, healthy holiday treats, holiday cookies, holiday dessert, no added sugar, red and green cookies
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