Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

When I was a teenager there was this really great cookie place in the mall in Vancouver. It was called The Cookie Cutter. I loved going there to get a cookie dough cone (just like it sounds, raw cookie dough scooped into a sugar cone-mmmm!) My favorite cookie that they sold there was a chocolate marshmallow cookie. It was soft with a thick layer of marshmallow in the middle and chocolate frosting. After a few years the Mall got a remodel and they decided that the only food places they would allow had to be franchises. The cookie cutter was a one owner, one restaurant kind of place, so they were forced to close down and were replaced with Mrs. Fields.
Years later I was still thinking about those cookies, and after I married D, I found out that they were also one of his favorites as well. I set out looking for a good recipe for chocolate marshmallow cookies but to no avail. That is when I decided to take matters into my own hands. I had been making cake mix cookies for a while, and if you have ever made them you know that they turn out a soft cookie. I started out with a cake mix cookie as the base of my recipe and went from there. Today I am passing my recipe along to you. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Chocolate Marshmallow cookies
preheat oven to 350
1 chocolate cake mix (we prefer devil's food or triple chocolate chip)
1 cube of butter (or margarine if you prefer it)
2 eggs
1 T vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips (optional but preferred)
18 to 20 large marshmallows
Chocolate Frosting of your choice


In a mixing bowl cream the butter with an electric mixer. Add the cake mix, eggs and vanilla. Mix until well mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips and drop the cookie dough by spoonful onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 9 to 10 minutes. While the cookies are baking cut each marshmallow in half with a pair of clean scissors or kitchen shears. Remove the cookies from the oven and press one half of a marshmallow sticky side down (the sticky side will be where you cut through the marshmallow) on each cookie. Place the pan of cookies back in the oven for one minute. Remove the cookies again and use a spoon to flatten and spread the melted marshmallow across each cookie (this works best if you lightly butter the back of the spoon, re-buttering it as needed to prevent sticking). Allow the cookies to cool and frost with the chocolate frosting of your choice.
These cookies have gotten raves anywhere I have ever taken them, and people regularly request them from me. They are actually very easy, and very good. I hope you enjoy them!

9 comments:

Millie said...

Mmmmmmmm.... I have that recipe too. :)

Emma Sometimes said...

yummm.

Swati said...

What is a cube of butter?

Grandmac said...

;-) We are still bitter that they made Cookie Cutters close down. lol I have been looking for a recipe for the Chocolate Marshmallow cookies for a long time. Thanks! Can't wait to try your recipe.

Carol W

La bamba said...

Um I friggin loved The cookie cutters in Van mall, member the dough cones! thanks for posting this, Lets reopen it!

sunsfan said...

I grew up on those as well and that place adjacent to what was Mervyns is long gone. Thank you for the recipe
I agree we should reopen it some things have come out of retirement skippers reopened.

sunsfan said...

P.S. Also in regards to making the Chocolatey marshmallow frosting. I have thought to just melt the marshmallows and chocolate chips. You could also melt peanut butter choices are endless.

Ang30 said...

I worked there and made them for over a year. You use one full large marshmallow. You use an icecream scooper for the dough. After cooking 9 minutes, pull out, put one whole marshmallow on top, cook 2 more minites, smash when you take them out and cool. I can also tell you that the frosting had instant coffee in it. BTW the entire time it was open, two people ever had access to the recipe (besides the owner) and that was the gals that mixed the dough, it was in their heads and they had to sign something saying they would never release it.

Bill Ingtree said...

You're truly a rock star! I now live in Phoenix, but I find myself pining for Cookie Cutters on a regular basis as my sister worked there back in High School, while I was in elementary school, and I used to love the cookie dough cone and of course the chocolate marshmallow cookies that she would bring home to me after work! Thank you so much for posting this, and I can't wait to give 'em a whirl! Merry Christmas