Monday, January 30, 2012

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies = Heaven!

  Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies 
were a favorite of my hubby when he was a little boy. 

For years and years
  he has talked about how yummy these cookies were that his mom would always make up.  
In fact, as I was scanning photos with my mother-in-law Josie she commented several times, how these were a favorite that she would make for a treat when her kids were young.  These are definitely an "older generation" cookie, as I got this recipe from my mom and her older sister who is in her 80's used to always make these up when my mom would come to her house, when she was just a little girl.

These are still a favorite today...
SO happy that my kids can enjoy and taste, yet another recipe
that was a childhood favorite for Tracy and I.

VERY easy, decadent and a 
crowd-pleaser for sure!
The only thing I would suggest is to double the recipe  
as they will disappear quickly and you might as well utilize the frosting
(the frosting makes enough for 2 batches of cookies).
Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies
1/2 cup REAL butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1-3/4 cups unbleached flour
18 large marshmallows cut in half
Pecan Halves

Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla
Then add in egg, baking soda and salt and mix.
Then add in cocoa powder and milk mix well.
Then add in flour until it's all mixed in.
Stir in chopped nuts
Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet and
Bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes, remove from oven and top with marshmallows halves.
Return to oven and bake 2 more minutes. (don't overbake)
Remove from cookie sheets and cool on wire racks.
Frost with chocolate frosting and top with a pecan half

Chocolate Frosting:
3 Tbsp. melted butter
1 to 2 oz cream cheese
dash salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar
Mix all together until really creamy.

Enjoy a taste of 
Chocolate Heaven today!

4 comments:

gigi said...

Yum!

Garden of Egan said...

Those look totally delicious!
They look like they would disappear in a minute!

Ann Marie said...

My cousin Shauna makes these.. and poor girl -- this is all everyone ever wants her to bring now.. because yes-- they are that yummy!

She doesn't add a nut on top.
That looks good too!

Love that your recipes are always tried and true Yummy-ness!

Heather said...

Those look so yummy! I will have to copy this recipe!