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Also known as Christmas in a mug!!

Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate | @hbharvest

You guys. I can’t believe it’s already December 9th, NOOO. I need this month to slow down. First of all, I’m feeling a little under the weather, I’ve got some kind of chest cold/flu thing that I’m hoping will magically go away…ASAP. I mean you guys, people have already started to arrive for Christmas and Dew Tour. Yes, today is the first day of Dew Tour here in Breckenridge. I’ve got to go brave the freezing cold temps to cheer on my younger brother Red while he competes <–send me warm vibes cause I just might freeze.

Secondly, I’ve yet to start doing all the Christmassy things I love…I need to change this now! My cousin Maggie has this whole month of December Christmassy things down. She’s doing things like drinking hot chocolate, decorating, stringing popcorn and watching The Polar Express – YES! She’s a girl after my own heart. Like those are definite Christmastime goals for me right there!

Anyway, I wanted to share this delicious sugar cookie hot chocolate with you guys today – because it’s Friday, and our weekend needs to be filled with mug after mug of chocolate and marathons of Christmas movies, I mean, obviously. OK, and after today’s day spent just standing in the cold I’ll most likely be needing a cup or two…or three myself.

Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate | @hbharvest

I know it’s no secret, but my mom’s a freak for all things hot chocolate. I kid you not, she has like two cups a day. One in the morning and one before bed. She’s even turned my little sister Asher into a hot chocolate freak. Mom’s recently switched to a mostly cacao blend, but she still lives for a really indulgent cup like this.

It seems like every December I find it in myself to come up with yet another hot chocolate recipe to share. You see to me, it just wouldn’t be the holiday season without lots and lots of hot chocolate. Anyone there with me?

Another must of the holiday season, SUGAR COOKIES. You can’t do the holiday without sugar cookies, they’re basically a requirement. So I got to thinking, “why not just combine the two”.

Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate | @hbharvest

Originally, I was thinking of making a white hot chocolate, but then when it came down to it, I just couldn’t do it, I need the real stuff. So I created this super sweet and incredibly creamy hot chocolate instead…flavored just like my favorite sugar cookies…but with a special ingredient that makes it just perfect.

I’m talking about sweetened condensed milk, the perfect thing to make this hot chocolate the best of the season! What’s also great about this hot cocoa is that kids love it too. Sometimes hot chocolate can get all fancy with things like dark chocolate and coffee, but this version is perfect for all!

Plus, you get to drink it with lots of sugar cookies, yes, please.

Oh, and whipped cream and marshmallows too, I mean, of course!

Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate | @hbharvest

Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 4 mugs
Calories Per Serving: 736 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • Add the milk, sweetened condensed milk, cocoa powder, chocolate, vanilla, and almond extract (if using) to a large pot. Place the pot over medium low heat until the milk is scalding, but not boiling. Be sure to stir the pot often to make sure nothing is sticking to the bottom and burning.
  • Once the hot chocolate is steaming, ladle into mugs and dollop with whipped cream. Add marshmallows, cookies and a sprinkle of sugar if desired. Drink!
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Sugar Cookie Hot Chocolate | @hbharvest

Happy Friday! Have a hot chocolate filled weekend!

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  1. I DID NOT like this hot chocolate!!! I really was excited for this hot chocolate, because I LOVE cookies my favorite being sugar cookies, so I really wanted to try this hot chocolate!!! When I made it I was really disappointed because it was just regular hot chocolate with cocoa powder (AND I DON’T LIKE COCOA POWDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). When I found this out I was just disappointed and upset, especially because I wasted a marshmallow AND a sugar cookies (and I said how much I love sugar cookies) !!!!!! I DO NOT recommend this to anyone who doesn’t like cocoa powder!!!

    1. Hey Nico,
      So sorry you did not enjoy this recipe, I would recommend reading through the ingredients and instructions before trying a recipe, if you don’t like the ingredients that are used you should not make it:) Happy Sunday!! xTieghan

    1. Hey Cara,
      I think Bailey’s or Kahlua would work well here. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions. Happy Holidays! xTieghan

    1. HI! These are from Anthropologie, but a few years old. Sorry, no link 🙁 Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you and happy holidays! xTieghan

  2. I wish for free feel batter nice spirit holiday season joy. I joined taste I like. And I love it. Like little picture of it holidays.

  3. Really Great, had for me & kids movie night watched Home Alone 2. & the character mentions hot chocolate, LOL! we had a movie dessert connection.
    Great presentation & delicious!
    Me & the kids loved, Thank you!!!
    Merry Christmas to you & your family.

  4. I am planning to serve this at a party and am wondering if you think it work to transfer it to a crockpot to keep it warm after making it in case i can’t serve it right away.

    1. HI! This will be great if you transfer it to a crockpot. Great idea! Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Happy Holiday’s ? 🙂

  5. So. GOOD!!! I’ve been planning to make this for my family for months, bought the almond extract and a can of organic condensed milk specially for this…somehow never got to it and forgot about it. Finally trying to pull together a brunch for supper meal (blueberry maple syrup topped dutch baby pancake, guys?) I remembered this recipe. Amazing!!! My guys loved it and I declare it to be the best homemade hot chocolate recipe I’ve ever made.

    This adds to my previous opinion that you are simply the most inspired young recipe-developer I’ve ever come accross in 40 years of reading and playing with recipes. My tastes generally run more to that incredible detox salad you created some while back, the one with grapefruit, cabbage and avo with lemon tahini dressing…my go-to favorite solo supper last summer…but boy do you know what to do with sweets! Next baking episode will be those insane looking cookie dough stuffed pretzels. Ha!

    So excited about your cookbook. I can barely wait to buy and recommend it! I’ve already been scribbling down the name of your site to random friends and strangers for a good while now. I can never wait to see what your next creation will be! Thx for all you do.

    1. Wow, hi Tony! You have no idea how happy your comment made me (:
      Thank you so so much. SO happy you got to make the hot chocolate and loved it!!
      Hope you love the cookbook (: