Chocolate Drop Cookies II

These are chocolate cookies with marshmallows on top covered by chocolate frosting. This was my mom’s recipe from the fifties.

Original recipe makes 2 dozen


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
18 large marshmallows
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons margarine, softened
1 1/2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the vanilla and milk. Gradually stir in the dry ingredients until well blended. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 minutes in the preheated oven. Cut the large marshmallows into halves. When the cookies come out of the oven, press one piece of marshmallow into the top of each one. Return the cookies to the hot oven for an additional 2 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, cocoa and salt. Beat in the softened margarine and heavy cream until icing is smooth. Frost cooled cookies.


Calories: 173 kcal
Carbohydrates: 29.5 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Fat: 6.3 g
Fiber: 1.2 g
Protein: 1.8 g
Sodium: 199 mg