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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

125 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 20.1g; fat 4.9g; cholesterol 15.6mg; sodium 51.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2006
I just made this cookies and they're very good! I used a small cookie scoop and got 32 cookies out of one batch. I didn't use pecans on top because my kids wouldn't eat them anyway. Instead of brushing the frosting on (I couldn't figure out how exactly to do that) I turned the cookies upside down and dipped the marshmallow portion into the warm frosting. Then I allowed the excess frosting to drip off before placing the cookie back on the cooling grid right side up. They're very nice looking cookies. The frosting has a nice sheen when it cools. I think I'll make some for the holidays and put some sprinkles on top while the frosting is still 'wet.' This recipe is a keeper for sure! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2010
I had problems getting everything mixed to where it didn't fall apart all over the cookie sheet. Other than that they tasted great!! Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2006
I just made this cookies and they're very good! I used a small cookie scoop and got 32 cookies out of one batch. I didn't use pecans on top because my kids wouldn't eat them anyway. Instead of brushing the frosting on (I couldn't figure out how exactly to do that) I turned the cookies upside down and dipped the marshmallow portion into the warm frosting. Then I allowed the excess frosting to drip off before placing the cookie back on the cooling grid right side up. They're very nice looking cookies. The frosting has a nice sheen when it cools. I think I'll make some for the holidays and put some sprinkles on top while the frosting is still 'wet.' This recipe is a keeper for sure! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2011
Delicious cookies. As a plain chocolate cookie...ok but with the marshmallow awesome! I did leave out the pecan for personal preferance and i could probably go without the chocolate glaze. Perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2010
Loved these cookies! I actually looked up the ingredients hoping to find these because my friend's similar recipe just said "put a marshmallow on top." And I didn't know if it meant a large or small one. (I made large cookies and put a whole large marshmallow on top. My family loved it but I am not big on marshmallows.) I think a halve of the large is perfect. As for the frosting: with the trouble everyone is having try substituting the 1 cup of white sugar with 3 cups of powered sugar. (As my friend's recipe calls for. Here is the exact frosting recipe: 1 square unsweetened chocolate(or 3 tbsp. cocoa and 1 tbs. shortening or oil) 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup milk 3 cups powered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Melt chocolate. Add butter and milk. Bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Stir while boiling for 1 minute. Sift in powered sugar. Mix well. Add vanilla and stir in well. After you let cookies cool frost them.) Do not overcook. I tried 10 minutes and they were too dry. Stick to 8 minutes. Good luck! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2009
I'll be making these for a long time! I didn't use the frosting or nuts; they're fine the way they are. In the future I'd like to brown the marshmallows slightly in order to give it a s'mores-style texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2008
Wonderful cookies. I rarely give 5 stars but these deserve them! They were a huge huge hit in our home. The cookie texture is soft almost cake-like and not too sweet. A great treat and not hard to make like some other reviews stated. It was not any messier than a standard cookie recipe. I Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2011
everyone loved them they did not last long! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
No kidding one of the best cookies I have ever made. I read a review that had a lot to say about the mess which I didn't really understand. It was just a couple mixing bowls measuring cups and a baking pan and some beaters to clean up just like any other cookie! I say make them for sure. I used mini marshmellows (2) since I didn't have any large and topped some with chopped nuts and some without. These are chewy and chocolatey like a brownie but with something "extra". As for the icing brushing it on did seem like it may make it difficult so I just drizzled in on with a small spatula and they looked fabulous! You can't eat just one of these:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2005
The cookies taste great but the yield is wrong. I was lucky to get 24 cookies out of the batch. If they were any smaller the marshmallows wouldn't have fit. Just double the recipe if you want a reasonable quantity. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2019
My youngest daughter says OMG these cookies were awesome!! and my older daughter says They were really good!. We were lazy/in a hurry and skipped the frosting and nuts. They still came out really good. Marshmallows are a little sticky so the frosting probably helps keep that under control. Good recipe. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
06/09/2010
I had problems getting everything mixed to where it didn't fall apart all over the cookie sheet. Other than that they tasted great!! Read More
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