Soft, chocolate puffs with real marshmallows inside ... covered in sugar. They stay moist if you keep them in a cookie can with cellophane, cutting off all possible ways of air getting in.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
30
Yield:
60 cookies
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Put marshmallows in the freezer for a couple of hours.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, salt, cocoa, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, cream together the shortening and both sugars. Blend in unbeaten eggs and vanilla. Beat well.

  • Stir in flour mixture and blend thoroughly.

  • Stick bowl in fridge; until dough is hardened.

  • Shape 1 teaspoon sized piece of dough around each marshmallow, seal well. Roll in sugar.

  • Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) on greased sheet for 5 to 7 minutes, or until cookies crack. Cool for about 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheet.

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 24.2g; fat 7.6g; cholesterol 12.4mg; sodium 126.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2006
Really good! I cut the recipe from 30 servings down to 20 servings but still used 2 full eggs. This made the dough perfect. They did keep well in a rubbermaid container. The kids loved the process of making these. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2008
Hard to work with. The dough was too crumbly and once cooked the marshmallow oozed out of the cracks of the "crackle cooke" which is what it was - not a puff. I tore up big marshmallows to mini-marshmallow size. The tast is decent so with the second batch I got a 9x9 pan put half of the dough in the bottom sprinkled marshmallows on top and then pressed the remaining dough on top and made marshmallow puff bars.:) It was MUCH easier and the results were just as good. I likely cooked it for 20-25 minutes? I do not advise the ball route. All in all probably won't make again but thanks for putting it up! Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
04/22/2008
Hard to work with. The dough was too crumbly and once cooked the marshmallow oozed out of the cracks of the "crackle cooke" which is what it was - not a puff. I tore up big marshmallows to mini-marshmallow size. The tast is decent so with the second batch I got a 9x9 pan put half of the dough in the bottom sprinkled marshmallows on top and then pressed the remaining dough on top and made marshmallow puff bars.:) It was MUCH easier and the results were just as good. I likely cooked it for 20-25 minutes? I do not advise the ball route. All in all probably won't make again but thanks for putting it up! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2003
While making the cookies was an easy process this took me a long time. I don't think I did anything wrong but the cookie dough was crumbly so it was hard to form around the marshmallows. And in the baking process the marshmallows melted and disolved into the cookie leaving a little hole in the center. That part was VERY diappointing. But overall the cookies were a huge hit. Everyone in the office loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2006
Really good! I cut the recipe from 30 servings down to 20 servings but still used 2 full eggs. This made the dough perfect. They did keep well in a rubbermaid container. The kids loved the process of making these. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
These are excellent! Very moist with a delicious chocolate flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Excellent Recipe!! Although they aren't quite as good unless you eat them all right away.. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2014
Well it's not the best thing ever but it is good Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2014
I had success with this recipe. My suggestion for anyone dealing with crumbly dough is to add a little bit of milk. For me the milk made the dough perfect to work with and kept them moist! I also got creative with the decoration and rolled them in different colored granulated sugars! Great flavor!!! I have a photo I will try to post!! Read More
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