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Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Cookies

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 18 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, beat all frosting ingredients together. Spread frosting on each cookie and top with a pecan half.


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This recipe is wonderful! If you have no light cream, you can also substitute it for evaporated milk, tastes great. Thanks for the recipe!

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I was disappointed with the taste of these cookies. They tasted artificial; if someone had gifted them to me, I would have thought they used packaged brownie or cake mix as the base for them. ...

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This recipe is wonderful! If you have no light cream, you can also substitute it for evaporated milk, tastes great. Thanks for the recipe!

Absolutely my favorite cookies! I used butter instead of shortening because I don't like trans fat and I used regular flour instead of cake flour and it still tasted very good. One hint! - Thes...

Delicious. I used marshmallow creme instead of marshmallow halves. A substitute for cake flour is 1 cup of normal flour minus 2 tablespoons. You definately need the frosting, but can half the...

When my sister and I were kids, there was a bakery that made something like this. It is absolutely nostalgic! I used all butter instead of shortening. To make mine more like I remembered, I made...

Wonderful cookies! They are almost brownie/cake like in texture and taste. We added salted peanuts to the dough before baking. We topped the cookies with three mini marshmallows and an upside-do...

These are delicious, soft, gooey cookies. My kids loved them, and they really weren't hard to make at all. The marshmallows melted down perfectly, and the frosting was a great topping. I did ...

Delish!!! Wish I would have used the cake flour called for. I used all purpose flour and they came out flatter than I would have liked, causing some to break from the weight of the marshmallow...

These are wonderful! They are so rich & chewy! I followed the recipe, except for a few things. First I didn't have large marshmallows, so I used 3-4 mini on each cookie. And second, I used regul...

Great cookies! Everyone loved them. Next time I might try mini choc chips in the cookies to make them extra chocolatey.