Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Cookies

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 18 large marshmallows, cut in half
  • 36 pecan halves

Frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons softened butter
  • 4-5 tablespoons light cream

Instructions

  1. Cookies: Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa. Set aside.
  2. In mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar.
  3. Add egg, vanilla extract and milk.
  4. Add dry ingredients, mix well.
  5. Drop by teaspoonsful 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Do not over-bake.
  7. Remove cookies from oven.
  8. Top with marshmallow half.
  9. Return to oven for 2 minutes more.
  10. Remove cookies to rack to cool.
  11. Frosting: Beat all ingredients together. Spread on cookies. Top with a piece of pecan.

Makes 3 dozen.

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