These are chocolate cookies with marshmallows on top covered by chocolate frosting. This was my mom's recipe from the fifties.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa, set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla and milk. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients until well blended. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven. Cut the large marshmallows into halves. When the cookies come out of the oven, press one piece of marshmallow into the top of each one. Return the cookies to the hot oven for an additional 2 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

  • In a medium bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, cocoa and salt. Beat in the softened margarine and heavy cream until icing is smooth. Frost cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts

173 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 29.5g 10% DV; fat 6.3g 10% DV; cholesterol 9.3mg 3% DV; sodium 199.1mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2011
These cookies are truly delicious and very rich. Great with a glass of milk! I made one major change: Used butter. I also had to add more liquid to the icing. The icing is so creamy and tasty! I think I'll use it again! My only complaint is the cooking time- mine were undercooked and you really can't tell because of the color of the cookie if they're cooked or not. The end result was a bit soft- like they fall apart when handled. Although this could be because of the butter? I didn't have any troubles icing them found it quite easy. All in all a great tasting cookie. Thank you! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2010
The cookie is good but the icing did not turn out well. It was way too dry even after adding more butter and cream. What a mess trying to ice on top of the marshmallow! I will skip the marshmallow next time and use a traditional fudge icing. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2011
These cookies are truly delicious and very rich. Great with a glass of milk! I made one major change: Used butter. I also had to add more liquid to the icing. The icing is so creamy and tasty! I think I'll use it again! My only complaint is the cooking time- mine were undercooked and you really can't tell because of the color of the cookie if they're cooked or not. The end result was a bit soft- like they fall apart when handled. Although this could be because of the butter? I didn't have any troubles icing them found it quite easy. All in all a great tasting cookie. Thank you! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2008
I loved these cookies:D they were tedius but it was worth it.. the only thing i would change would be the icing it was kindof rich Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2006
I did the cookie part of this only- not the marshmallows or frosting. I frosted them with leftover frosting from "Carrot Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting" from this site. GREAT combo! The delicate white chocolate/orange flavor of that frosting really compliments the rich chocolate taste of these cookies. The cookies are nice soft chewy and delicious. I know they'd be great with marshmallows/chocolate frosting too. I used half whole wheat pastry flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar in place of some of the white. The dough is very soft and the cookies puff up in the oven and get a little flat when you take them out. I got 23 cookies out of this recipe using my Pampered Chef cookie scoop. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2011
Loved it! A chocolate lover's dream! The only complaint I have was that it didn't make enough cookies! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2009
Wow these cookies are great. Much better than I was expecting. The icing is AMAZING. Only change was using butter which caused the cookies to spread very thin but i like crispy so i just love these cookies! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2008
I did about a 1" round scoop for each cookie and they turned out perfect. They were soft and yummy. I only made the cookie dough and used DARK cocoa powder and added white chocolate chips! They were VERY good this way! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2011
My husband describes these as "addictive!" I didn't have margarine on hand so I substituted butter. The cookies came out perfectly soft. Next time I do plan to use small marshmellows instead of going thru the trouble of cutting the large ones in half. For me the frosting was too thick to spread as written. So I just added more heavy cream until I got the texture I liked. These are RICH and satisfy the choc-o-holic in me! We will keep this recipe- thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2010
The cookie is good but the icing did not turn out well. It was way too dry even after adding more butter and cream. What a mess trying to ice on top of the marshmallow! I will skip the marshmallow next time and use a traditional fudge icing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/16/2005
I was dissapointed.The cookies were quite a lot of work for cookies and they tasted- dull. Perhaps they need more sugar. The dough expands a lot while in the oven so give them space. Also they end up flat and crispy- not what I was looking for. I used mini marshmallows at first and then big marshmallow halves- either works. The frosting is good. I doubled the recipe. Read More
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