Chocolate Marshmallow Meltaways Recipe
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Chocolate Marshmallow Meltaways Recipe

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Kids are thrilled to find a marshmallow hidden under this cookie's cocoa frosting. I enjoyed these cookies as a child, and now my own family loves them, too. —Joanna Swartley, Harrisonburg, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:18 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 18 large marshmallows, halved
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

2 cookies equals 261 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 147 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Press a marshmallow half, cut side down, onto each cookie; bake 2 minutes longer. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, cocoa and salt until smooth. Add enough milk to achieve a spreading consistency. Frost cookies. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Marshmallow Meltaways in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p43

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Reviewed Jun. 15, 2013

"My kids really enjoyed helping with these, especially the marshmallow. They were very sweet and chocolatey."

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2013

"The kids really enjoyed helping with these, especially putting on the marshmallow. Extra sweet and chocolatey."

Reviewed Apr. 18, 2013

"I had half a bag of marshmallows that I wanted to use up. I always check TOH first, because the recipes are tried and true, for a

recipe and found this one. I like the moistness of the cookie. The cookie it's self is not that sweet and the marshmallow and frosting compliment each other. My husband said Mmmm! Cool! I used a small cookie scoop ( just the right size fir the cookie) and got 42 cookies. I made my frosting a little stiff and just frosted the top of the marshmallow."

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2013

"I really enjoyed these cookies. They are different from anything I have in my recipe box and that's what I like so much about them. I agree with another reviewer... they are rich, but good! I used a scooper to form my cookies and I only got 28 instead of 36. The cookie is on the drier side, but with the marshmallow and icing, everything balances out. I will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"These cookies were delicious, my husband and 3 year old son's preschool class loved them as well! I will definitely make them again as they'll be asking for them."

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