Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

I tried these cookies out and they were pretty good. I liked the marshmallow idea, but I was too lazy to make the icing and I think that would have bumped them up a notch. I didn't like the actual cookie very much. It was very thick and didn't mix well. If I do it again, I'm going to use Debra's Double Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. I think it was a much better mixture- but I really like the idea for the icing and Pecan Halves on the top! (I got this one in a fun Taste of Home Cookie recipe book my mother in law gave me. It has been a fun resource.)

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
16 to 18 large marshmallows

6 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons baking cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pecan halves

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; beat into creamed mixture.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Meanwhile, cut marshmallows in half. Press a marshmallow half, cut side down, onto each cookie. Return to the oven for 2 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
For icing, in a small saucepan, combine butter, cocoa and milk. Bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Cool slightly; transfer to a small bowl. beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread over the cooled cookies. Top each with a pecan half. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 246 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 201 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.
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