Sunday, March 28, 2010

Chocolate Marshmellow Cookies

These are the chocolate marshmellow cookies I remember my Grandma Lucy making... I loved going to her house and she'd have a big tupperware container full of them!! Yum......... the memories!!! Oh, and have a glass of milk handy!

Chocolate Marshmellow Cookies

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

18 large Marshmellows, cut in half
Chocolate Frosting, (see recipe below)

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
2. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add, egg, milk and vanilla, and beat until well combined. Add reserved flour mixture; mix on low speed until combined.
3. Using a Tablespoon, or small cookie scoop, drop dough onto greased cookies sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake until cookies begin to spread a little and become firm, about 8 minutes.
4. Remove cookie sheet from oven, and place marshmellow on the top, cut side down, in the center of each cookie, pressing down lightly. Return to oven and continue baking until marshmallows start to melt, about 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.
5. When cookies are comepletely cool frost with 1 tablespoon frosting over the marshmallow and around the sides, covering marshmallow completely!
Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Chocolate Buttercream frosting
1/4 cup softened butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

In a bowl beat butter and cocoa powder until fluffy. Gradually add 1 cup powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in the 2 tablespoons milk and vanilla.
Slowly beat in remaining sugar. Beat in additional milk if needed to make icing spreadable. Whip for a minute or two to make fluffy frosting.

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