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Cocoa Surprise Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch


5 dozen

These rich cookies are truly a chocolate lover's delight. Miniature marshmallows are the delectable surprise in every bite. —Debra Himes, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows, frozen


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Roll into 1-1/2-in. balls. Press two to three frozen marshmallows into each; reshape balls.
  3. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 114 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • mtuttle
    Oct 5, 2016

    These are beautiful and delicious. I did grease my cookie sheets as a precaution, but I did not have the sticking problem described by fnstlug. My marshmallows were not fresh; they worked perfectly and held their shape. These will go well as a contrast on a cookie tray!

  • fnstlug
    Mar 5, 2016

    Super chocolatey and amazing. My only problem was with the marshmallows melting and seriously sticking to the pan. Some of cookies didn't make it. Next time, I will make sure the marshmallows are stuck only to the top of the cookies and grease the pan for good measure. PS Made with 60% cocao chips--such a good choice.

  • VHanMar
    Aug 15, 2012

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  • vivacious98
    Jul 6, 2012

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  • cookadoodle
    Aug 31, 2010

    love the texture!!! crunchy on the outside and ooey gooey on the inside! and to top it off its soo easy to make!

  • tkarinas
    May 13, 2010

    Cocoa surprise cookies are a family favourite in our home and one we make whenever we want a special dessert. They're definitely a keeper and going in my recipe box.

  • tommypoo
    Nov 10, 2007

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