Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies Recipe

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What fun! These double-chocolaty delights from June Formanek of Belle Plaine, Iowa have a surprise inside! Atop the chocolate cookie base, marshmallow peeks out under chocolate icing. "Kids love them!" June assures.
Recommended: Homemade Marshmallows
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 16 to 18 large marshmallows
  • ICING:
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pecan halves

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 246 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 201mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Meanwhile, cut marshmallows in half. Press a marshmallow half, cut side down, onto each cookie. Return to the oven for 2 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. For icing, in a small saucepan, combine butter, cocoa and milk. Bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Cool slightly; transfer to a small bowl. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over the cooled cookies. Top each with a pecan half. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies in Taste of Home April/May 1994, p63

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conniekitchen User ID: 2489645 253469
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2016

"I have made these several time & everyone loves them. The only thing I do different is I do not push the Marshmallow into the cookie I just lay it on top. It flattens a little as it cools. I use my smallest cookie scoop & it make 4 doz. cookies that are gone in a flash. These cookies are to die for!!!"

Bossyyank54 User ID: 8684910 241635
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2016

"I used the icing recipe for rocky road brownies, it was amazing. I followed one suggestion & used chocolate milk in place of regular milk, delicious."

lexibaby User ID: 8026209 215513
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"Did anyone else think that these were too sticky? Or did I just do something wrong..."

De7586 User ID: 7326717 6298
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

"This is an awesome cookie. It's a hit wherever I take it. I remember my grandmother making these cookies when I was a little girl and was so excited to find the recipe. This is one you'll want to hang on to!"

shawnba User ID: 2581969 7209
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2013

"I made these for the cookie table at my nephew's wedding and they were a great hit!! I have already had a request to make them for the next family wedding , but I'm sure I'll make them again before then"

billieboy57 User ID: 6639952 7508
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2013

"I've been making these cookies for yrs. I suggest flatted dough before baking, I also use chocolate milk for regular milk in frosting, makes a big difference. I skip the nuts, good recipe :-)"

lcjmly User ID: 1703587 7012
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"I helped my five year old make these for the fair this year. We leave off the nuts. She was so proud, not only did she win first place, she won best of show! We love these cookies!"

abarker777 User ID: 5298487 6983
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"My husband picked these for his holiday cookie this year. I didn't much like baking them at first, being that is was a new cookie among a six hour bake session with a 2 year old. However the next day when I tried one it wasn't long before a double batch went into the oven. I have made a total of 5 batches this year and these are a guaranteed yearly cookie from now on. I used melted chocolate instead of the frosting, it was just easier."

kmsdoff User ID: 6344366 3614
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"I've made these cookies many times and I always get rave reviews, so easy and so delicious. The frosting tastes like fudge!"

bingandruth User ID: 142844 199753
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"These were my children's favorite birthday treat for school...and bake sales...just about anytime. Delicious!"

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