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Monday, May 2, 2011

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

My grandmother was the head baker for a school district when I was a little girl.  It was back in the days when schools served homemade food.  She went to work early, early, early in the morning and baked dozens upon dozens of cookies, tarts or cakes every day. This is one of her recipes.


I had to make them before we move from Arizona because they don't last in a damp climate.  I made them when we lived in Seattle and the marshmallows dissolved the next day.  SO.  If you live in a humid area, plan on eating all of them the first day.   That's not really a hard thing to do.  They taste like a homemade SuzieQ.  Yum.
I was a little chintzy with the frosting, I think the next time I make them, I will glop it on a bit more so the marshmallows are more covered.  

Chewy Marshmallow Cookies
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
24 regular marshmallows cut in half
frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
5 Tbsp cocoa
3 Tbsp melted butter
6-8 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.  Cream the butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl.  Add the egg and vanilla.  Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk.  Drop small spoonfuls of dough on a greased or lined cookie sheet.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 7 minutes.  Bring out of the oven, press the marshmallow halves cut side down into the cookies and return to the oven for 2 more minutes of baking.   Remove to a wire rack.  Beat the frosting ingredients together and drizzle over the cookies.  If the frosting doesn't drizzle, add more milk.

52 comments:

BigBearswife said...

they sound and look wonderful

Jennifer said...

Oh...these look so good! I don't think my family will have a problem eating them all in one day! YUM!

Three-Cookies said...

This is awesome, dangerous treats to have around

Pacheco Patty said...

These would be fun for my grandchildren, I might snag a few myself;-)
I love a cookie recipe given with a little family history, thanks for sharing;-)

egbkid said...

Yum! These look great!

Angie A said...

you always have such great ideas! These look totally YUM!

Mini Baker said...

just found your blog and boy am I glad I did! These look scrumptious!!!
xo,
Mini Baker :)

Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger) said...

These are SO pretty and my kids will love the marshmallows. I'm bookmarking this and hope to try it soon. Thanks for sharing!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Those look so good and I have a pack of marshmallows sitting around just waiting to be used. I'm printing this off right now. Thanks for the recipe, Kristen!

Vimitha Anand said...

Yummy rich and moth watering cookies... I would love to have the whole batch...

Tiffanee said...

YUM!! Thanks for the humidity tip!! I would of been in trouble!!

aipi said...

How can you go wrong with grandma's recipes- this one sure is a keeper. I know my kiddo will love it!
US Masala

The Harried Cook said...

These look amazing... I love how pretty they are! I am sure they taste every bit as good as they look! And with grandma's recipe, how can you go wrong! :) Thanks for sharing!

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

How cute! And your grandma must be very proud of you that you are carrying on her recipe. You did an amazing job! These look delicious. I didn't know humidity would affect marshmallows.

Angellove's Cooking said...

Mmmm - I can feel the taste just looking at these :)!!! I will not reject right now few of your wonderful Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies!!!

Betty @ Little Farm in the Big City said...

These look lovely! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Love the blog, too.

Elisabeth said...

Love these tempting cookies. Not just for the little ones, but for us, as well, and wash it down with a nice cold glass of milk. Yummm!!!!

Erin said...

These sound awesome! I love Suzie Qs (haven't seen those in years!) What fun to have your Mom a baker. I wish we had homemade treats at my work (I work in a middle school.) That would definitely brighten my day!

I can't wait to make these. Thanks!!!

Our Italian Kitchen said...

Those are so cute!

Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

Oh, wow! This looks absolutely delish!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Jill@MadAboutMacarons said...

Gosh, humidity must be so tough to work with. I mean, imagine having to devour them all in the first day before they all disappear? Sounds fabulous! ;-)
What an amazing grandmother. Great recipe! Just one question: if we don't have much humidity here, can we still eat them quickly the first day? Hehe.

briarrose said...

These look wonderful. The amt of frosting you used looks charming actually....gives them a very cute appearance.

Drick said...

okay, the first thought that came to this silly mind, just wait until you try divinity, fluff frosting and mile high meringues that don't weep... and the second is of course, I love any recipe that you have to eat in one sitting, I mean one day...

Lizzy said...

My boys are behind me oohing at your photo...and when I told them that they taste like Suzy-Q's, they were sold! What a great treat :)

Ryan said...

Ah, another one of your many recipes that I am bookmarking! These sound great and are so cute!! Perfect to bring to a summer cookout or picnic!! Chocolate and marshmallow are so great together!

Betty @ scrambled henfruit said...

I remember those days when the lunch ladies made all of the food in the cafeteria! We even had homemade hamburger rolls- yum! But I don't remember having any treats that looked as yummy as this one- it's a "must try!" :)

Joanne said...

Given the fact that the humidity is absolutely palpable here today, I'll have to wait to make these. But you can bet that make them, I will! They look delicious!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

I love these! They are so cute!

Prathima Rao said...

Looks so cute & damn tempting!!! Very well presented!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Magic of Spice said...

Oh goodness these are wonderful...and so pretty, I don't imagine it would be too difficult to eat them same day :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love a chocolate and marshmallow combination! There is a commercial cookie that comes out this time of the year for a short time called "Mallowmars" that is very similar. They are expensive and I remember it was an extra specila treat if my Mom bought a box of them when I was a child.

You must have some wonderful recipes from your Mom!

lisa is cooking said...

What lucky kids to have gone to that school! These look amazing. Chocolate and marshmallow is perfect match.

Rita said...

I love that you are sharing you grandmother's recipes. My son is head chef at our college and that is what he is bringing back and serving; local home made food. It's a hit. I will share this recipe with him.
Rita

Gina said...

Luckily we don't have humidity, so I could eat them all week, pace myself you know. Okay Kristen, we have to get you to San Francisco in November for sure. You would love all the Bay Area ladies they are all so nice in person.
-Gina-

Reeni said...

I've never seen a cookie like this! So scrumptious! I would of loved to have this for school lunch - your Grandma is my hero!

Maggie @ Vittles and Bits said...

What a neat story about your grandmother - her cookies look delicious! Humidity or not, I'm sure I could take down a number of these bad boys at one time :)

Mikaela Cowles said...

It's so wonderful you still have her recipes. This looks like an attack of sugar and chocolate. LOVE IT!

Maja said...

Wow, stunning cookies ! I need to make these !

Kimberly Low said...

almost like british teacakes, which I LOVE. thanks for the recipe!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Kristen, these are adorable! We all have your grandmother to thank for this lovely treat!

Tiffany said...

So fun! What a great cookie! I don't think eating them in a day would be too hard :D

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Oh dear. These look so good I'd need to make them for a party so I wouldn't eat them all myself!

Emily Malloy said...

DUH-LISH.

Barbara said...

Oh my. I'm going to have to make these. Chocolate and marshmallow? Together, they spell heaven.

Sue said...

These cookies look soooo good! Boy the school kids were lucky back in the day:)

The Country Cook said...

Oh girlfriend, I got this one bookmarked. My husband would go absolutely nutso for these things. He is a HUGE suzie-q fan! Father's Day idea right here!

Erin said...

Love chocolate and marshmallow together - who doesn't? These look great. I am bookmarking it right now!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Or you eat them quickly or make them for parties where they can be eaten quickly. See, ways to still make them and they won't melt.

thejoyofcaking said...

Times have sure changed in the school cafeteria haven't they. I love this recipe. The cookies look so rich and yummy. What state are you moving to?

Evan B said...

These look delicious but unfortunately I live in a humid area :( I think I may try to make a smaller batch though and just eat them in one setting :)

Christy said...

my gran was a lunch lady too! she would tell us about all the homemade pastas and desserts she cooked for "her" kids! your cookies look incredible...thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

Barb, sfo said...

I should not have looked at these. How will I be able to wait until the humidity gets below 95%?

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