Chocolate Surprise


Chocolate cookie with a marshmallow surprise, and a chocolate icing. Each cookie is topped with a pecan half.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
3 dozen cookies


  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 18 large marshmallows, halved

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 18 pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, then stir in the 1/4 cup milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, 1/3 cup cocoa and baking soda; stir into the creamed mixture. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.

  3. Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove cookie sheet and press marshmallow halves into the center of each cookie cut side down. Return the cookies to the oven for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from the oven and press lightly on the cookies to flatten slightly. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool.

  4. To make the icing: In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup cocoa, 1/4 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 cup butter. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally, and let boil for 1 minute. Brush the cookies with the frosting then top each one with a pecan half before the icing sets.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

125 Calories
5g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 125
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 2g
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 49mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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