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Cocoa/Marshmallow Cookies Recipe

Cocoa/Marshmallow Cookies Recipe

It was always a treat when Mom made these cookies—and let me help in the kitchen when she did. Nowadays, I always double the recipe because they disappear so fast. The marshmallow is a nice surprise because the frosting hides it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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