Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

Chocolate and peanut butter is about as good as it gets for me, but throw in marshmallows and fudge frosting and you have one heck of a winning combination. I’ve seen a number of chocolate-covered marshmallow type cookies that are riffs on moon pies, but these are quite different. It’s an actual cookie (chocolate-peanut butter cookie, thankyouverymuch), topped with a marshmallow and then covered in a fudge frosting. In a word, these soft, chewy little gems are amazing.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

While making these cookies, I was reminded of peanut butter blossom cookies. The super-soft chocolate peanut butter cookies are baked a couple minutes short of doneness, then topped with marshmallow halves and baked for an additional two minutes. That’s just long enough to set the cookies and puff the marshmallows. It took all the restraint I had not to start eating the melty marshmallow cookies straight from the oven. The wait was worth it, though, because once they are cool, an easy fudge frosting is stirred together and poured over the cookies. Finish them off with some bright sprinkles and you have irresistible little mounds of chocolate, peanut butter and marshmallow goodness.

These cookies have me totally rethinking traditional s’mores. Next time, I’m definitely going to put a smear of peanut butter on the graham crackers before adding the chocolate and marshmallow. Now I’m craving cookies and s’mores!

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies by @browneyedbaker :: www.browneyedbaker.com

One year ago: Peach Coffee Cake
Two years ago: No-Bake Creamy Peanut Butter Pie
Three years ago: Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Frosting
Four years ago: Pistachio Nut Ice Cream
Six years ago: Pasta Carbonara Florentine

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

Yield: About 34 cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Soft chocolate-peanut butter cookies are topped with a marshmallow and covered in chocolate.

Ingredients:

For the Cookies:
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
½ cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
¼ cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon milk
17 large marshmallows, halved crosswise

For the Frosting:
2¼ cups powdered sugar
4½ tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ cup hot water
¾ teaspoon vanilla extract

Sprinkles, for decorating

Directions:

1. Make the Cookies: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; set aside.

2. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and peanut butter on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat until combined. Add the vanilla, beat until combined, then scrape down the sides of the bowl. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the milk in 2 additions, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Refrigerate the dough until it is firm, about 1 hour.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Adjust oven racks to upper-middle and lower-middle positions. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out 2 teaspoons dough at a time (I used a small cookie scoop), and place on the prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart.

4. Bake until the edges appear dry, 8 to 10 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through the baking time. Remove the cookies from the oven and press a marshmallow half into the center of each cookie. Return to the oven for 2 more minutes. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

5. Make the Frosting: In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, butter, cocoa powder, water and vanilla extract. Top each cookie with a heaping teaspoon of frosting, pushing it to the edges so the frosting falls down the sides of the cookie. Top with sprinkles and let sit for at least 30 minutes before serving. Cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

(Recipe adapted from Cook's Country)

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58 Responses to “Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies”

  1. Shirley@bells-bakery on August 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Oh my lord these look unreal! I want to eat ALL of them…..by myself :)

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  2. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl on August 13, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    These look so good and I love the festive sprinkles on top! I could definitely eat a few of these cookies up!

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  3. ThisBakerGirlBlogs on August 13, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    A gorgeous combination! All of my favourite things rolled into one. Love it :-)

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  4. Linda on August 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Did not get my email this morning.

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    • Laura on August 13th, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      Me neither! Do I need to subscribe again?

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      • AndreaL on August 14th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

        She’s getting married this weekend so I’m guessing in her travels that she may be off on her timing on getting things out :)

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        • Michelle on August 19th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

          This ∧∧∧ :)

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          • AndreaL on August 19th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

            ps-in all of the other posts that talked about it, I never realized that you were getting married on my birthday. Good day it was indeed ;)

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  5. Lily @ Life, Love, and Cupcakes on August 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Oh my gosh, these look like everything delicious jammed into one amazing cookie!

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  6. Laura O on August 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    This look really yummy!

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  7. Caren on August 13, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Can you make them without the peanut butter? Sound amazing – but have issues with peanuts. Thanks!

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    • Susan on August 13th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      They look so good I was thinking of trying them out with Sunbutter instead of peanut butter. (I can’t have peanuts either)

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    • Jenny W. on August 13th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

      Maybe almond butter?

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    • Julie on August 14th, 2013 at 10:04 am

      I was going to ask the same question. I am not a lover of peanut butter and was wondering if it could just be left out completely or if that will mess up the cookies. Maybe Nutella? (although I don’t love that stuff either, but it would be better than PB in my opinion)

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      • Michelle on August 19th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

        Hi Julie, You can’t just omit it, but what about something like almond or cashew butter? Or sunbutter?

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    • Michelle on August 19th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      Hi Caren, You can’t just omit the peanut butter, but you could substitute it with things like almond butter, cashew butter, sunbutter, etc.

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  8. Averie @ Averie Cooks on August 13, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Looooove these! The squishy marshmallows, the drippy frosting, the little sprinkles, the choc-PB cookies. There are so many elements that I looove about them! Awesome! Pinned!

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  9. Jen M. on August 13, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Use a Reese’s Cup to make your S’more. It’s so yum!

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  10. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar on August 13, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    These are sooo pretty!! Lovely cookies!

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  11. natalie@thesweetslife on August 13, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Every time I see a variation of these I’m reminded that I need to make them—I love all-things marshmallow so these are right up my alley :)

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  12. Becca @ Crumbs on August 13, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Oh wow!! Glad you’re back to your peanut butter love, might be just me but it seems like there has been less of it lately!

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  13. Jenny W. on August 13, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Try s’mores with a PB cup! It’s one of the best I ever had.

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  14. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet on August 13, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Oh my sweet goodness! These look incredible and I absolutely NEED them!!

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  15. Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts on August 13, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    These look amazing!! And they’re so pretty!

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  16. Miss Messy on August 13, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    These look just perfect! Yummy! :D

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  17. Tracey on August 13, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I definitely wouldn’t be able to resist the melty marshmallows – these sound so good! And pb in s’mores is seriously good stuff, try them with Reese’s pb cups!

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  18. Martha in KS on August 13, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    My Mom made similar cookies (no peanut butter or sprinkles) in the 60′s. I’ll have to try your version!

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  19. Tieghan on August 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Peanut butter s’more are my favorite!! These cookies have my name all over them! LOVE!!

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  20. Kim Cheever on August 13, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    These look so yummy! Unfortunately I’m allergic to peanut butter. Can I add something else instead? Thanks!

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    • Michelle on August 19th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      Hi Kim, You could substitute something like almond butter, cashew butter, sunbutter, etc.

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  21. Renee @ Awesome on $20 on August 14, 2013 at 2:26 am

    Yum! I love a squishy, chewy marshmallow in a cookie. These look awesome. I’ve never had one with peanut butter before. I bet these are amazing!

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  22. Alice on August 14, 2013 at 7:45 am

    I was also going to ask about leaving out the PB, and all nut butters. Would they work without any of that stuff?

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    • Michelle on August 19th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

      Hi Alice, No you would need to replace the peanut butter with something. What about sunbutter? That’s not a nut butter.

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  23. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction on August 14, 2013 at 9:14 am

    What a fun cookie! Love the fudge frosting!

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  24. Marcie @ Flavor The Moments on August 14, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I couldn’t trust myself around these — they look so fun, festive, and delicious! I gotta make these happen soon.

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  25. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes on August 14, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    These are perfection right here! love the sprinkles :)

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  26. Theresa D on August 14, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    OMG….This is almost exactly like our family’s traditional Christmas cookie. It is a recipe that has been passed down for years. I noticed a couple of differences in ingredients, though. Wonderful cookies that I make special by only making them once a year. My husband skips the mashmallow though and requests plain ones that he can scoop peanut butter on!!

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  27. Martha in KS on August 14, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Here’s a version without peanut butter.
    http://www.marthastewart.com/356831/surprise-cookies

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    • Alice on August 16th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks, these look great!

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  28. buttercream bakehouse on August 14, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    These look yummy. A great after school “special” treat for the kiddos. Thanks for posting another great recipe.

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  29. Jaclyn on August 15, 2013 at 12:05 am

    I’ve been wanting to try these forever. Yours look perfect!

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  30. Robyn/Dreamy Cakes on August 15, 2013 at 5:18 am

    Just love anything with sprinkles :-)

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  31. Lara on August 15, 2013 at 9:13 am

    I made these last night with my 3 daughters and they were super easy and VERY delicious. If you use a melon ball scoop they are the perfect size (I think we got about 40 cookies from the recipe. The peanut butter flavor is pretty subtle.

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    • Sarah on December 23rd, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Thank you for the feedback. It seems everyone just comments on how delicious the recipes look, and how they will “have to try them”…but rarely do I see comments from people who actually made them. Thank you!

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  32. Cookin' Canuck on August 15, 2013 at 11:58 am

    My goodness, these look fantastic! My kids would be happy as clams if they found some of these cookies tucked inside of their lunch boxes.

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  33. Cate @ Chez CateyLou on August 15, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    These sound amazing!! Chocolate PB anything is delicious, but adding marshmallow and fudgy icing just makes it that much better! I love the addition of the sprinkles – so cute!

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  34. Shelly (Cookies and Cups) on August 15, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Peanut butter and smores! Best combo ever!!

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  35. Paula on August 15, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    The chocolate peanut butter cookies themselves look wonderful, with the marshmallow and melted chocolate on top you just took them over the edge of deliciousness!

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  36. Natasha on August 16, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I love the combination of peanut butter, marshmallows, and chocolate. I’m afraid to make these because I would eat the whole batch!

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  37. elena on August 17, 2013 at 5:00 am

    Hey, I love your blog:) Just wanted to let you know, that when I print your recipes the heading will appear in Greek letters or something similar…Maybe other people have that problem as well? Greeting from Germany!

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    • Michelle on August 19th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      Hi Elena, Thanks for letting me know, I’ll check it out!

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  38. Emily on August 17, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Happy Wedding Day, Michelle! May your lives be filled with joy and good food!

    Reply

  39. ambel on August 18, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Congratulations!!! :)

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  40. Alex Dumpfree on August 18, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Chocolate cookies are my favorite and this marshmallow cookies are mouthwatering. Love this recipe too much.

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  41. Lauren on August 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    These look amazing. I really admire your blog. Your recipes are so creative. I also love your nice clean format and I really appreciate your tips on blogging and food photography. Having a food blog has been a dream of mine for a while, and you are a major inspiration. Thank you so much!

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  42. Betti@Stuttgart on August 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Congratulations on your wedding! How wonderful for you and your Chief Culinary Consultant! I wish you both many decades of happiness, health, and haute & normal but always delicious cuisine. Your blog is so fun and informative. And I really like how you weave a bit of personal information in, every now and then. You do a great job, Michelle!

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  43. Sue on August 18, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Call me spoiled Michelle, but I’m really missing your Week-end Dish! Hope all is well.

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  44. Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff on August 29, 2013 at 10:09 am

    How did I miss this recipe? These have all of my hubby’s favorites … his birthday just passed … they will be a belated gift … he is so easy to please … give him cookies and he is a happy man ;)

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