Ghosts in the Mud

Ghosts in the MudRecipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
These cookies are so ooey-gooey and chocolaty that a gang of ghosts couldn't resist and got stuck!


Serves 6 to 8

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup plus 2 T. mini marshmallows


Microwave semisweet chocolate morsels in a microwave-safe bowl on high for one minute, or until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.

Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla and melted chocolate.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in chopped pecans and milk chocolate chips. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Press 3 marshmallows into each cookie.

Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes, or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen.