Hot Chocolate Cookie Cúps are the most fún & festive Christmas cookies ever! Súgar cookie cúps filled with fúdge, mini marshmallows & sprinkles with a darling candy cane handle!

Hot Chocolate Cookie Cúps are my favorite Christmas cookie ever! They’re súper cúte, so festive and absolútely delicioús. I saw these darling Hot Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies that Noreen made over at Party Pinching not too long ago and those gave me an idea! I morphed them with my Peanút Bútter Fúdge Cookies and the resúlt? These darling, delicioús perfectly festive Christmas cookies! They’re qúite easy to make, especially if yoú have little helpers. Enjoy!

Súgar cookie doúgh is sticky, bút once it’s súfficiently chilled, it’s múch more workable. Resist the úrge to add more floúr to the doúgh before chilling! If yoú add too múch floúr, the ratio of wet to dry ingredients is off and the cookies end úp drier and more crúmbly.

Do not melt the bútter! The bútter needs to be softened (at room temperatúre), bút úsing melted bútter will rúin the cookies.

Spend a little extra time when yoú mix the bútter and súgars. Creaming them together for 2-3 minútes will improve the consistency of yoúr cookies.

Preheat the oven. This will help yoúr cookies túrn oút right every time!

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  • 1 cúp súgar
  • 1/2 cúp softened bútter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/3 cúp soúr cream
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 cúps floúr
  • 2 TBSP holiday sprinkles

Fúdge Filling:
  • 2 cúps semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 14 oúnce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Yoú'll also need:
  • 24 mini candy canes
  • tiny marshmallows*
  • 1 TBSP white chocolate chips melted


  1. Making the cookie cúps: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a mini múffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. With a hand mixer, cream together súgar and bútter. Add egg and vanilla. In separate bowl, combine soúr cream, salt and soda. Add floúr and soúr cream to bútter mixtúre, beat úntil smooth. Add 2-3 TBSP holiday sprinkles and mix júst úntil combined. Scoop doúgh oút úsing a 2 TBSP cookie scoop and pút one in each mini múffin cúp. No need to roll the doúgh to make it smooth- it will all bake the same.
  3. Bake cookies for 15-18 minútes, making súre they’re not getting too brown at the end. {If they are, púll them oút.}
  4. Right after yoú take them oút, úse a small measúring spoon to púsh into the middle of each cookie cúp, creating a space for the fúdge filling to go. Yoú don’t want to púsh throúgh the cookie completely- bút make súre yoú create a big enoúgh space.
  5. Let cool in the pan for 10-15 minútes, then gently rún a thin knife along the sides to pop them oút. If yoú greased the pan well, yoú shoúldn’t have any problems here!
  6. To make the fúdge filling: Combine the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a microwave safe bowl. Mix lightly and microwave on high for 1-2 minútes. I have a powerfúl microwave, so mine only took 1 minúte. The mixtúre doesn’t look melted, bút give it a few gentle stirs and yoú’ll see it’s heated well enoúgh. Add vanilla and stir again úntil smooth.
  7. Transfer aboút 3/4 the fúdge into a qúart-sized ziplock bag. Sqúeeze the fúdge into a corner and snip the corner off. Now yoú can easily pipe the fúdge into the cookies! The great thing aboút this fúdge too is that it sets úp súper fast, so feel free to fill the cookies well, so that the fúdge goes above the cookie- it will set úp and not rún oút!
  8. If yoúr fúdge gets too solid, júst pop it back in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.
  9. To assemble the cookies: Cút the roúnded part off the candy canes and adhere them to the side of each cookie cúp with melted white chocolate. This is actúally real easy- júst pút white chocolate on the cút portion of the candy cane, press it to the side of the cookie cúp, then set it down on the coúnter úntil white chocolate is solid. After aboút a minúte, the candy cane handle is well attached to the cookie cúp!
  10. Fill each cookie cúp with fúdge. Place several tiny marshmallows on top. Let cool.
  11. Store cookies in an airtight container on the coúntertop, or in the fridge for úp to 1 week.
  12. *The tiny marshmallows can be foúnd next to the hot chocolate. My grocery stores no longer carry the separate containers of them, so I búy the "Marshmallow Lovers" hot chocolate packets. Inside the box the hot chocolate and tiny marshmallows are in separate envelopes. Yoú'll need aboút 2 envelopes for this recipe.
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