I found this on the web, and since they're the absolute favorite of my grandson, I made them for him. We couldn't tell the difference! The only thing is-these are a lot fresher!
- 1 cup margarine
- 3⁄4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1⁄2 cups quick oats
- 2 teaspoons very hot water
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow cream
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1⁄3 cup powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- In large bowl, cream margarine, sugars, molasses, vanilla, and eggs.
- Combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- Add to the creamed mixture; mix in the oats.
- Drop dough by TBSP on ungreased sheets.
- Bake at 350°F.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes,or until just starting to brown around the edges.
- They will look moist; don't overcook.
- While the cookies bake prepare the filling.
- In small bowl, dissolve the salt in the hot water.
- Allow this to cool.
- Combine marshmallow cream, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla in med bowl; mix on hi until fluffy.
- Add the cooled salt water and mix well.
- Spread filling on flat side of one cookie, press 2nd cookie on top.
Dangerously wonderful. Not exact, but so darn close you won't be able to leave them alone! Tips: 1. make on parchment paper 2. make smaller than the TBSP recommended a TSP woud be much better, as the tbsp spreads to about 4in. 3. let cool on cookie sheet completely, they'll be easier to handle. 4. Double the filling. 5. Be very careful with your molasses, if you go overboard, it wil be overpowering. You could probably get away with leaving it out especially if using DARK brown sugar. YUM!
These are incredibly close to the original! We can't get marshmallow cream here so I subbed 7 oz. of marshmallows, rinsed them to get rid of the cornstarch and melted them in the microwave before adding the other ingredients - the filling was a bit rubbery, so I would recommend using the real stuff if possible. I think I will leave the salt out of the filling next time though, as they seemed a bit salty to us. Had trouble getting the cookies off of my airbake pan, but no problem with my jelly roll pan - not sure why.
I tried this recipe tonight it was better than Little Debbie. I think it was because they were fresh and so wonderful to eat them while they were still warm. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.