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Recipe: Chocolate-Marshmallow Pillows

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WDIO Staff
December 15, 2017 05:31 PM

DULUTH - We asked our Good Morning Northland viewers to share their favorite Christmas cookie recipes in the GMN Christmas Cookie Contest. Joan Scinocca of Duluth shared this recipe for Chocolate-Marshmallow Pillows.

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Joan says this is the closest she can come to replicating a chocolate cookie recipe that her mom used to make when she was a kid. Joan remembers her mom working all day to make the cookies from scratch, but she has found a way to make the delicious treats by using packaged cookie mix. Joan says if you like chocolate - this cookie is for you, with a surprise inside!

Chocolate-Marshmallow Pillows Cookies

1 pouch Betty Crocker Double Chocolate Chunk cookie mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons water
1 egg 2/3 cup chopped pecans (which can be added to cookie mix, or sprinkled on top of frosted cookie)
12 large marshmallows, cut in half (spray scissors with cooking spray to make it easier to cut)

Frosting:
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, stir cookie mix, oil, water, egg and pecans until soft dough forms. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets,

Bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven. Immediately press a marshmallow half lightly, cut side down on top of the cookie.

Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or just until marshmallows begins to soften.

Cool 2 minutes and remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

In a glass bowl, melt chocolate chips and butter for approximately 2 minutes, stirring once with 45 seconds left. Stir until smooth and then add whipping cream and vanilla. Blend well. Stir in powdered sugar until smooth. Spread frosting over each cookie, covering marshmallow. (sprinkle with pecans if you did not add into cookie mix).

Let stand until frosting is set. Makes 2 dozen.

 


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