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Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

Classic Christmas cookie- chewy chocolate base, topped with marshmallow, frosting & sprinkles.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 30
Author Gina Kleinworth

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 30 large marshmallows - cut in half

Frosting

  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 4 tbsp 1/2 stick butter - melted & cooled
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • holiday sprinkles - opt.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper & set aside
  • Cream shortening & sugar until fluffy
  • Add in egg & vanilla - beat thoroughly
  • Add in dry ingredients followed by milk & beat well until smooth
  • Drop a teaspoon size ball of dough onto a lined cookie sheet
  • Bake for 8 minutes
  • Remove from oven & place a half a marshmallow (cut side down) on each cookie
  • Return to oven & bake 2 additional minutes
  • Cool completely before adding frosting & sprinkles

Frosting

  • Place confectioners sugar in a bowl, whisk in butter & cocoa powder.
  • Add milk & vanilla & whisk well
  • Spoon onto the tops of cookies
  • Add sprinkles before frosting hardens