Monday, October 18, 2010

Let's Muddy the Waters

A few days ago, I mentioned making a cookie when I was at home because my mom had picked it out.  Well, I wanted to make these cookies...but I gave in and made these first.  She found the recipe on an advertisement for Southern Living's Christmas Cookbook.  They turned out to be really good and would be a good Chrstmas cookie.  The cookie is soft, almost like a fudgy brownie.

I love the marshmallows the best as they browned in the oven.  But even for me, a self-professed non-chocolate lover, these were good chocolate cookies!  Try them for yourself!

Mississippi Mud Cookies
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350.  Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in microwave for 1 minute and stir, then melt in 30 second intervals until completely melted.  Cream the butter and sugar until creamy.  Add eggs one at a time, beating with each addition.  Add vanilla and melted chocolate and beat in.  Combine dry ingredients and add to chocolate mixture.  Mix until well blended, then add nuts and chocolate chips.  Stir. 

Place by spoonfuls onto a baking stone (or parchment lined sheet).  Press 3 marshmallows onto each spoonful of dough. 

Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.  Enjoy!


Abby said...

I made these for the Fourth of July with red (pink, actually), white and blue marshmallows! I really liked them, too.

{Clockwork Lemon} said...

Wow these look so tasty! Toasted marshmallows are delicious.

I'm already starting my christmas baking list, I think this one might have to go on it.

The JR said...

I luv marshmallows, so I imagine these were pretty darn good.