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Mississippi Mud Cookies

Rich chocolate and ooey-gooey marshmallows give these cookies their savory sweetness.

Southern Living AUGUST 2007

  • Yield: Makes about 3 dozen
  • Prep time:25 Minutes
  • Bake:12 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate morsels
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. miniature marshmallows

Preparation

1. Microwave semisweet chocolate morsels in a small microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 1 minute or until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.

2. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Beat in vanilla and melted chocolate.

3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in chopped pecans and 1/2 cup milk chocolate morsels.

4. Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Press 3 marshmallows into each portion of dough.

5. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks.

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