Introduction: Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies
Here is the recipe for chocolate marshmallow cookies.
These cookies are quick, simply, and cheap. You don't have to worry about them breaking your bank or taking up lots of your time.
You will need the following ingredients:
Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies
-15 marshmallows (cut into thirds)
-1/3 Cup cocoa powder
-2 Cups flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 Cup sugar (plus 1/2 Cup sugar for rolling)
-1 Cup crisco
-1/2 Cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
-2 unbeaten eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla
Step 1: Prepping the Oven
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F
Step 2: Prepping the Marshmallows
Take about 15 marshmallows and cut them into thirds. I use scissors for this but you could use any cutting utensil that you feel comfortable with.
place them on a plate or small cutting board when finished an transfer them to the freezer while you prepare the dough.
Step 3: Dry Ingredients for the Dough
For this step you will need to use the flour, baking cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a bowl mix add in this order
1. add 2 cup of flour
2. add 1/3 cup of baking cocoa powder
3. 1 teaspoon of baking soda (this is not the same as baking powder)
4. 1 teaspoon of salt
Once you have added all dry ingredients listed above, whisk until they are well blended.
Step 4: Blended Ingredients for the Dough
For this step you will need to use the sugar, brown sugar, and shortening.
In a larger separate bowl add in this order
1. 1 cup of sugar
2. 1/2 cup of brown sugar ( make sure that you firmly pack into measuring cup)
3. 1 cup of shortening. I use vegetable shortening but you can use any or lard if you have it
Blend all ingredients together until creamed. You can do this in a mixer or by hand.
Step 5: Wet Ingredients to the Dough
Once You have creamed the blended ingredients you will need to add the eggs and vanilla.
Add to the mixture while mixing in this order.
1. 2 unbeaten eggs one at a time
2. 1 teaspoon of vanilla
Mix these until well blended.
Step 6: Adding Dry Ingredients Into the Mixer
Once you have blended the eggs and vanilla, you will need to add the dry ingredients that you set aside earlier.
Slowly add the dry ingredients into the mixer. I do this by adding a third at a time making sure it is well blended before adding more.
Step 7: Prepping for Baking
While the dough continues to blend, take your baking or cookie sheet(s) and line it with parchment paper. If you don't have parchment paper you can use a cooking spray or aluminum foil.
Step 8: Making the Cookies
Roll the dough around each marshmallow third sealing it in a small ball.
This can be a messy step, if you would like, you can wear latex gloves.
Step 9: Dressing the Cookies
Using the a 1/2 cup of sugar in a separate bowl roll each dough ball until covered in sugar.
Step 10: Baking the Cookies.
Once you have all the cookies on the baking or cookie sheet(s), place in 400 degree F oven and bake for 5 to 6 minutes.
Step 11: Finishing Up
Once you have baked the cookies, remove them from the oven and allow to cool on trays for a few minutes. Once cooled, plate and serve. THey go great with a glass of milk.