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Hot Chocolate Cookie Mugs

by Kiano Moju

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for 24 servings

Cookie Dough

  • 8 tablespoons
    unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup
    light brown sugar, packed (165 g)
  • ¼ cup
    sugar (50 g)
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 cup
    semisweet chocolate chip, melted (150 g)
  • 1 ¼ cups
    all purpose flour (155 g)
  • ¼ cup
    cocoa powder (30 g)
  • ½ teaspoon
    baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon
    kosher salt

For Decorating

  • 6 oz
    semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • ⅓ cup
    heavy cream, warmed (80 mL)
  • 1 cup
    mini marshmallows (50 g)
  • 12 mini candy canes, plus more in case some break
    Calories 228
    Fat 12g
    Carbs 31g
    Fiber 1g
    Sugar 20g
    Protein 1g

Estimated values based on one serving size.



  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars with an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg, then add the melted chocolate chips and beat to incorporate.
  4. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Beat until just combined.
  5. Scoop a rounded tablespoon of cookie dough into each cup of a mini muffin tin.
  6. Use your fingers to spread the dough evenly across the bottoms and up the sides of the cups, being careful not to spill over the edges.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes, until cookies have slightly puffed up. Let cool completely. If the centers have puffed up, use the back of a wooden spoon to reshape.
  8. Prep the decorations: Add 4 ounces (100 grams) of chocolate chips to a liquid measuring cup or heatproof bowl. Pour over the warm heavy cream and let sit for 1 minute, then stir until well combined and smooth.
  9. Pour the ganache into the cooled cookie cups until level with the tops.
  10. Decorate the tops of each cookie cup with mini marshmallows and let sit at room temperature until the ganache has firmed up about 1 hours.
  11. In a liquid measuring cup or heatproof bowl, melt the remaining chocolate in the microwave, then allow to sit at room temperature until thickened, about 10-15 minutes.
  12. Use to scissors to cut the curved end of the mini candy canes into small handles.
  13. Use a knife to gently lift the cookie cups from the muffin tin so one side sticks up. Dip the ends of the candy cane handles into the cooled melted chocolate, then stick onto the sides of the cookie cups. Let set for at least 1 hour before serving.
  14. Enjoy!