Marshmallows are so much fun. You can toast them in a s’more, float them in hot chocolate, or melt them with butter for cereal bar treats! You can even buy a marshmallow shooter and pelt your loved ones with sugary pillows of goodness! The possibilities with marshmallows are endless. I shove them on top of a chocolate cookie and cover them with chocolate frosting. Oh, yah. It’s like a little bed for my marshmallow! If you like chocolate, marshmallows and cookies, this is the recipe for you.
What you need:
- 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening (I use Crisco sticks!)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup baking cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- large marshmallows (halved)
- 3 tablespoons butter (softened but NOT melted)
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
- pinch of salt
- 2-5 tablespoons milk
You won’t know how many marshmallows you’ll need until you make your cookies. I use a medium cookie scoop, but you might roll balls bigger or smaller.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugar until it’s light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. I use unsweetened almond milk (because that’s usually what’s on hand) and it works out well.
In another bowl, use a whisk to combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Add 1/2 cup at a time to the creamy mixture until it’s all well combined.
Cut marshmallows in half, and have them ready. Create tablespoonfuls of dough balls (or use the cookie scoop like me!) on a parchment lined cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for about 8 minutes. Open the oven door and place a half marshmallow on top of each cookie, pressing down slightly. Bake another 2 minutes. Cool completely on a rack.
While your cookies are cooling off, let’s make the frosting! WARNING: this stuff is addictive.
I used a spatula to mix the frosting. In a smaller bowl, combine the butter, powdered sugar, cocoa, and salt until it’s nice and smooth. Add tablespoons of milk, 1 at a time, until you have a thick, creamy frosting that you can easily spread over your cookies.
Once the cookies are cool, frost away! I like to leave part of the marshmallow sticking out, and add some fun chocolate sprinkles, too!
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Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl. I love to drink wine while I bake. I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious. If you’re a normal person that loves to bake or cook and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.