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Peppermint-Kissed Fudge Mallow Cookies

 Peppermint-Kissed Fudge Mallow Cookies
Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without these cute-as-can-be treats. Fudgy-rich chocolate cookies with refreshing mint flavor, soft marshmallow, crunchy candy...it’s a must-try holiday recipe! —Priscilla Yee, Concord, California
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 large marshmallows, cut in half lengthwise
  • CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
  • 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the yogurt, butter and extract until well
  • blended. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and baking soda;
  • gradually add to yogurt mixture and mix well.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Place a marshmallow half on each

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Peppermint-Kissed Fudge Mallow Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cookie; bake 1-2 minutes longer or until marshmallow is puffed. Cool
  • for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool
  • completely.
  • For glaze, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth.
  • In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and cocoa. Stir in
  • milk and extract until smooth. Gradually stir in melted chocolate.
  • Drizzle over marshmallows; sprinkle with candies. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 109 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 60 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.