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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup 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 cookie; bake until marshmallow is puffed, 1-2 minutes. 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 109 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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