Cathedral Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + freezing Cook: 10 min. + chilling


about 5 dozen

Updated: Mar. 11, 2023
Children love the colorful marshmallows in these festive confections, which look like stained glass when they're sliced. They practically light up the room from the serving platter at our holiday parties. —Carol Shaffer, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Cathedral Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups pastel miniature marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut


  1. In top of a double boiler or a metal bowl over simmering water, melt chocolate chips and butter over low heat, stirring occasionally. Stir a small amount into the egg, then return all to pan. Cook and stir over low heat for 2 minutes. Pour into a bowl; let cool for 15 minutes. Gently stir in marshmallows and nuts. Chill for 30 minutes.
  2. On a sheet of waxed paper, shape mixture into a 1-1/2-in.-diameter log. Place coconut on another sheet of waxed paper. Gently roll log over coconut to coat sides. Wrap up tightly in waxed paper, twisting ends to seal.
  3. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight. Remove waxed paper. Cut dough into 1/4-in. slices. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 40 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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