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Chocolate cookies with a chocolate frosting have a surprise marshmallow in the center in these Surprise Cookies.

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Merry Christmas eve! I can’t believe how the time has flown. Today, my mom celebrates her birthday. We helped her celebrate this morning over breakfast. It’s always a crazy time with everyone and their kids, but it is so much fun! I will be spending the rest of the day preparing for tomorrow’s festivities. Still more baking to do!!

I’ve wanted to make these cookies ever since I got this cookbook. I wish I wouldn’t have waited so long, because they are so good! And as much as I liked them the day I made them, they were so much better the second day. So if you can have the will power to wait, I would suggest it!

I have one more sweet treat to bring you tomorrow!

Surprise Cookies
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Chocolate cookies with a chocolate frosting have a surprise marshmallow in the center in these Surprise Cookies.
Serves: about 2½ cookies
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • about 15 large marshmallows, cut in half horizontally
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup plus 1½ teaspoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¾ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside. In the bowl of a mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in the egg, milk and vanilla and beat to combine. Gradually add in the flour mixture and beat until it is completely combined.
  3. Use a 1¾-inch scoop to make balls of dough and place on the prepared baking sheets, at least 2 inches apart. Bake, rotating the sheets halfway through, until the cookies are set, 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately press a marshmallow half on the top of the cookie, return to the oven, and bake until the marshmallows begin to melt, about 2 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  4. To make the frosting, put the confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl. Melt the butter in a small pan over medium heat, then stir in the cocoa powder. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the confectioners' sugar. Whisk in the milk and the vanilla. Spread 1 tablespoon of the frosting over the top of each cookie, covering the marshmallow.

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6 Responses to Surprise Cookies {Countdown to Christmas}

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Wonderful cookies!

    Happy Holidays



  2. Patsyk says:

    I love those cookies, too!

    Have a wonderful holiday season with your family!

  3. Grace says:

    mmm…marshmallows are the kind of surprise i prefer–edible and sweet. me likey. 🙂

  4. Sophie says:

    Oh I've missed your posts! Hope your mom had a sweet birthday :). These cookies look divine. I'm gonna have to find a way to make them gluten-free. They are so photogenic too :). Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

  5. eatme_delicious says:

    I've wanted to make these cookies forever too! Happy to hear they turned out well.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Amazing as always

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