Cocoa/Marshmallow Cookies Recipe
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Cocoa/Marshmallow Cookies Recipe

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It was always a treat when Mom let me help her make these cookies. Nowadays, I always double the recipe because they disappear so fast. The marshmallow is a nice surprise under the sweet frosting. —Lynell Renner, Zap, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 169 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and milk. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Place half of a marshmallow on each cookie; bake 2 minutes longer.
  3. Remove from oven and press marshmallows down with a fork. Cool. Meanwhile, for frosting, in a large bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, cocoa, butter and enough milk to reach desired consistency. Pipe onto cookies. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Cocoa/Marshmallow Cookies in Sweet and Scrumptious Chocolate 1994, p34

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jenna4ever User ID: 7367398 238051
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2015

"I have made these for years. They are always a favorite. I have always used cake flour for this recipe. Comes out great."

jeanemed User ID: 1512060 222878
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"Very good. A real favorite."

kallsmom User ID: 2662239 160698
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"Thought I would make these for an afterschool treat for the kids today! They were very easy! I liked when you have to push down the marshmallow when it is hot! I need to work on my frosting as it didn't turn out as nice as this picture but hey the kids didn't mind! I wouldn't change a thing!"

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