Rating: 4.5 stars
24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

I've always liked to cook, and this cookie recipe was always a favorite of my eight children. Now it's a favorite of my 11 grandchildren.



Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Sift together flour, salt, soda and cocoa; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar; add egg, vanilla and milk. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Drop by heaping teaspoonsful about 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 minutes. Do not overbake. Remove cookies from the oven and top each with a marshmallow half. Return to oven for 2 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool.

  • Meanwhile, beat all frosting ingredients together. Spread frosting on each cookie and top with a pecan half.

Nutrition Facts

283 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 44.5g; fat 11.8g; cholesterol 19.4mg; sodium 129.6mg. Full Nutrition