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Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

 Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies
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.
18 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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

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Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • oven for 2 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 246 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 201 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.