Years later I was still thinking about those cookies, and after I married D, I found out that they were also one of his favorites as well. I set out looking for a good recipe for chocolate marshmallow cookies but to no avail. That is when I decided to take matters into my own hands. I had been making cake mix cookies for a while, and if you have ever made them you know that they turn out a soft cookie. I started out with a cake mix cookie as the base of my recipe and went from there. Today I am passing my recipe along to you. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Chocolate Marshmallow cookies
preheat oven to 350
1 chocolate cake mix (we prefer devil's food or triple chocolate chip)
1 cube of butter (or margarine if you prefer it)
1 T vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips (optional but preferred)
18 to 20 large marshmallows
Chocolate Frosting of your choice (I use the Fluffy Chocolate Frosting recipe from The Cake Mix Doctor cookbook, but because of copyright I am not going to publish it here).
In a mixing bowl cream the butter with an electric mixer. Add the cake mix, eggs and vanilla. Mix until well mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips and drop the cookie dough by spoonful onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 9 to 10 minutes. While the cookies are baking cut each marshmallow in half with a pair of clean scissors or kitchen shears. Remove the cookies from the oven and press one half of a marshmallow sticky side down (the sticky side will be where you cut through the marshmallow) on each cookie. Place the pan of cookies back in the oven for one minute. Remove the cookies again and use a spoon to flatten and spread the melted marshmallow across each cookie (this works best if you lightly butter the back of the spoon, re-buttering it as needed to prevent sticking). Allow the cookies to cool and frost with the chocolate frosting of your choice.
These cookies have gotten raves anywhere I have ever taken them, and people regularly request them from me. They are actually very easy, and very good. I hope you enjoy them! Let me know how you like them if you try them!