Chocolate Marshmallow Surprise Cookies

Decadent chocolate cookies with a hidden surprise! A roasted marshmallow is hidden beneath chocolate frosting. I have started thinking about which cookies are going to make the cut for my holiday cookie boxes that I give out to my friends, family, and neighbors each year. Every year around Christmas my friend Beth, my mom, and I spend an entire day of baking goodies. I look forward to this for months and as you can see I have already been planning. Although it is only the second week of November, after going to the mall last weekend and seeing the holiday decorations up everywhere, I am super excited for the holidays! :) So if you are thinking about your holiday cookies yet, keep these ones in mind. Chocolately, gooey, and delicious-this may become your new favorite cookie.

Chocolate Marshmallow Surprise Cookies

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For Cookies:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 12 large marshmallows, cut in half horizontally

For Chocolate Frosting:

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg, milk, and vanilla, and beat until well combined. Add reserved flour mixture; mix on low speed until combined.
  4. Using a tablespoon, drop dough onto prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until cookies begin to spread and become firm, 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. Remove baking sheets from oven, and place a marshmallow, cut-side down, in the center of each cookie, pressing down slightly. Return to oven, and continue baking until marshmallows begins to melt, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
  6. To make frosting, place confectioners’ sugar in a medium bowl. Whisk in butter and cocoa powder. Add milk and vanilla, and whisk until well combined.
  7. Spread about 1 tablespoon of frosting over each marshmallow, starting in the center and continuing outward until marshmallow is covered.

Source: Martha Stewart

10 Responses to “Chocolate Marshmallow Surprise Cookies”

  1. #
    HappyWhenNotHungry — November 10, 2010 @ 7:39 am

    These look delicious and perfect to bake for the holidays! My sister and I do that every year too; we pick a day and bake cookies all day long to share with friends and family. We’ll definitely have to try this one out! Thanks for sharing :-)

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    beth — November 10, 2010 @ 8:35 am

    hey lady, speaking of making cookies, we need to figure out what day to do that! when are you and the hubby going to be back in town for christmas (and thanksgiving, for that matter)

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    Kristen — November 10, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    Wow! These look seriously delicious! And I love your idea of a baking party. =)

  4. #
    briarrose — November 10, 2010 @ 8:59 am

    Wonderful cookies. Biting into one of these would be heavenly.

  5. #
    ezsrecipes — November 10, 2010 @ 9:09 am

    Oh my dear Lord, these are to die for. ***mouth watering***

    I want to have a Christmas cookie baking party with some of my girlfriends. I tried to do it last year but everyone was too busy!

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    Kim - Liv Life — November 11, 2010 @ 10:33 am

    These look so good I can almost taste them!! Every year since I was a kid, my mom gives us See’s Candy for Easter and one is sort of similar to this one – it’s also my daughter’s favorite. I’ve printed these and they will be on our table as well! Thank you so much for posting! Best cookies I’ve seen so far this season!!! =)

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    Pat Lamneck — November 12, 2010 @ 4:25 pm

    These cookies are delicious. Everyone at work was talking about these!

  8. #
    oneshotbeyond — November 16, 2010 @ 2:17 pm

    oh boy…they’ve got my name & taste buds written all over them.

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