Vegan Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe

February 21, 2023
Vegan Hot Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Vegan hot chocolate cookies are a delicious and indulgent treat that are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. These cookies are made with vegan-friendly ingredients, such as plant-based milk, vegan chocolate chips, and cocoa powder, so they’re suitable for those who follow a vegan diet. The addition of hot chocolate mix in the cookie dough adds a rich and chocolatey flavor that is sure to please any chocolate lover.

These cookies are easy to make and perfect for any occasion. They’re great for holiday parties, as a snack for a movie night, or simply as a dessert after dinner. With their soft and chewy texture and rich chocolate flavor, vegan hot chocolate cookies are sure to become a new favorite for vegans and non-vegans alike. So why not try baking a batch today and see for yourself just how delicious they can be?

How to make Vegan Hot Chocolate Cookies

Prep Time : 10 mins

Cook Time : 15 mins

Total Time : 25 mins

Servings : 16 cookies


  • ½ cup vegan butter, softened
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 + ⅔ cups all-purpose flour (or gluten-free all-purpose flour)
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips*
  • 8 vegan marshmallows, halved
  • Optional: melted vegan chocolate (to drizzle)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Slice vegan marshmallows in half crosswise.

3. In a large bowl, add vegan butter, white sugar, and light brown sugar. Use a hand mixer to cream the ingredients together. Then, add nondairy milk and vanilla extract. Cream ingredients together again.

4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together.

5. Fold dry ingredients (flour mixture) into the wet ingredients (creamed butter and sugar). Mix to thoroughly combine. Then, fold in the vegan chocolate chips. 

6. Scoop cookie dough into 16 balls. Place on the baking sheet(s). 

7. Bake cookies for 9 minutes. Remove from oven and press a halved marshmallow into the center of each cookie. Bake cookies again for 3-4 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.

8. Optional: drizzle melted chocolate over the cookies while cooling. To melt chocolate chips, microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring between, until chocolate combines. Be careful not to burn the chocolate; this should only require 2-3 intervals. 

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