Prep 10 mins
Cook 9 mins
These are VERY GOOD! Posted in response to a request, I just couldn't post it without trying them first. Very fudgy and delicious. **cook time is total oven time per pan** **does not include time for putting marshmallows on top of cookies**
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup cocoa
- 1 cup milk
- 3 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 36 marshmallows, cut in half
- 36 walnut halves (optional)
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons cocoa
- 4 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 350*.
- Cream shortening and sugar.
- Add eggs, mixing well.
- Stir in milk.
- (is going to be VERY RUNNY, careful!:).
- Add soda, salt, vanilla, cocoa, and flour.
- Mix well.
- **just a heads up** This dough is VERY SOFT.
- Almost sticky even.
- But I didn't add more flour, I left the recipe as it was.
- Drop slightly heaping teaspoonfuls onto a sprayed cookie sheet.
- (I did 12 to a sheet and they didn't spread out and touch each other).
- Bake for 6 minutes.
- Take out of the oven and top each cookie with 1 marshmallow half, cut side down.
- Return to oven, bake an additional 3 minutes.
- ***Ifyou wanted to add a walnut half, I would do it at this point, stick it right into the soft marshmallow***.
- Marshmallow will be puffy, but will fall a bit after being out of the oven awhile.
- Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute before removing to cookie rack to finish cooling.
- Mix all ingredients well.
- Take a small spoon, a teaspoon would be plenty, scoop up some frosting and drizzle over cookies.
- The recipe says to spread cookies with frosting.
- NO WAY!
- It rips the marshmallow all up and looks awful.
- So, I added a bit more milk than the original recipe called for, to make the frosting more like a glaze so it would look nicer.
The kids really enjoyed these! The adults however felt that the base cookie was a bit lacking in flavour. The marshmallow and icing were perfect though! I think I will take the idea of the marshmallow and the recipe for the icing and put it on a different cookie base. The only thing I changed was to sub in 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour instead of all white. These look lovely on a tray as well. Your directions are GREAT! I loved having your comments through out it. It helped me not get worried when I added the milk. Thanks!