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Cocoa/Marshmallow Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.


2 dozen

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
Cocoa/Marshmallow Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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