Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies




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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.

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    29 Discussions


    7 years ago on Step 3

    Is there any reason not to just use butter instead of shortening? (I'm pretty experienced with using my oven for cooking all kinds of animals, but I have very little experience when it comes to cooking sweet things.)


    2 replies

    The only reason that I used shortening was because it was an old recipe. You can use butter, any form of shortening (animal or vegetable), and lard. I just followed my babcia's recipe.


    (Not that it matters, but it seems that my previous parenthetical statement was unclear. I just meant that I've cooked a lot of meat in my oven but very few sweet things.)

    Anyway, thanks for the clarification.


    7 years ago on Step 11

    10/10 ! I try to do this recipe the next week xD


    I made something like this years ago, but did not think to freeze the marshmallows. All I had were multi-colored minis, so the resulting cookies were brown lumps with rainbow ooze leaking out of the cracks. They were still tasty and the recipe was re-named Horta Cookies. Yours are much more photogenic.

    1 reply

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Ohhh my. These look awesome. I hate living in a dorm and not being able to cook :(
    Totally making these over christmas break!

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    7 years ago on Step 11

    How do you get it to have that gooey middle. When I made them there was just a space where the marshmallow was.

    1 reply

    Make sure that you make the space large enough in the beginning of making the dough ball and that the mixture has enough dough on all side inclosing it. Plus, make sure you freeze the marshmallows while making the dough. It helps it from getting too hot and breaking out of the cookie during baking.

    Lily Baldwin

    7 years ago on Introduction

    These look absolutely delicious! I can't wait to try them out! Is there a possible way to burn the marshmallow filling? I would love to avoid any possible mistakes! Awesome!

    1 reply

    Just make sure that you put them in the freezer while you are making the dough. This helps make them not as sticky to the touch and helps get them gooey on the inside without them popping open and burning.

    Hope you enjoy them, and let me know how they turned out for you.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Question - is it 1 cup or 2 cups of flour? Cuz the ingredients list says 2 cups but the instructions just say 1 cup.

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    What about making these ahead of time? And would these work with, say, homemade marshmallows?

    Also, the local supermarket sells these marshmallows, where some are vanilla and the rest are strawberry.

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    Yes, you can make them ahead of time and freeze them.

    As for the marshmallows, you can use home or store bought, the important thing is that you freeze them before putting them in the cookie. If they aren't frozen the center can burst and goo all over the cookie.

    Sure, using flavored marshmallows is a great way to spice it up!