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Chocolate Marshmallow Meltaways

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

3 dozen

Kids are thrilled to find a marshmallow hidden under this cookie's cocoa frosting. I enjoyed these cookies as a child, and now my own family loves them, too. —Joanna Swartley, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 18 large marshmallows, halved
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons 2% milk

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Press a marshmallow half, cut side down, onto each cookie; bake 2 minutes longer. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. In a small bowl, beat the butter, confectioners' sugar, cocoa and salt until smooth. Add enough milk to achieve a spreading consistency. Frost cookies.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 261 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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