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Chocolate Marshmallow Meltaways

 Chocolate Marshmallow Meltaways
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.
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  • 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.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake
  • at 350° for 8 minutes. Press a marshmallow half, cut side down,

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Chocolate Marshmallow Meltaways (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • onto each cookie; bake 2 minutes longer. Remove to wire racks to
  • cool.
  • 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.
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.