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.
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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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."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

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

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!"

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"

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 :-)"

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