Mississippi Mud Cookies

Chocolate. Cookies. Marshmallows. More chocolate. Need I say more??

I’ve seem these cookies on several blogs over the past several months, but the first one I saw them on was my friend Megan’s. It’s funny about Megan. I remember the first comment she left on my blog. I don’t remember what post, I just remember her saying she liked the name of my blog. I clicked over to hers and low and behold, it’s called Megan’s Cookin’. Hee hee! So today, Megan’s Cookin’ is melding with Amanda’s Cookin’ to bring you these satisfy-your-chocolate-craving Mississippi Mud Cookies. By the way, I find myself spelling out Mississippi in my head whenever I type that. In fact, I don’t think I can type that word without spelling it out just like we did in elementary school! (yeah yeah, who cares Amanda, move on…)

Normally I am a couple of weeks behind in posting what I make. I have a folder full of pictures and the recipes lie in wait for me to post them. But not today. No I made these bad boys today due to an overwhelming craving for gooey chocolate. I hit my “cookie” labeled bookmark folder and there it was, waiting for me in all of its ooey-gooey chocolatey-ness. :) I just had to share them with you right away!

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I didn’t change much, other than eliminating the nuts, and instead of using milk chocolate chips, I just used the rest of the bag of semi sweet chocolate chips. My recipe is adapted a little, you can grab the original from Megan’s blog if you prefer nuts.

Oh and by the way, if you have a third of a bag of miniature marshmallows sitting in your kitchen cabinet all stuck together and getting stale (like I did) then never fear, they’ll work great in this! ;)

Mississippi Mud Cookies
adapted from Megan’s Cookin’

1 12-oz bag semisweet chocolate chips, separated
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. miniature marshmallows

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

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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. Gently beat in vanilla, then the melted chocolate.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; whisking together in a small bowl. Gradually add to flour mixture to the chocolate mixture, beating until well blended.

Stir in remaining semi sweet chocolate chips.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls (my cookie scoop worked perfectly) onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Press 3 marshmallows into each portion of dough.

Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes (10 minutes was perfect for mine) or until set. Let cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes to allow them to rest and deflate a bit, then remove to wire racks to cool completely.

This dough made 44 cookies.

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  1. Kayte says

    These sound like just the things for hungry kids after school, hungry kids after dinner, hungry kids before bed, hungry kids for breakfast…yep, I have teen boys, did you guess? Stealing this one, am sure they would love…anything that smacks of a smore or part smore is a big hit with them.

  2. Megan says

    These are the best cookies. I'm so glad you got to make them. A rich chocolately cookie thats easy to make. Cant beat that! And those dang marshmallows make them so cute!

  3. MaryBeth says

    OMG….these look so good I wish I had one now with a big glass of milk, that would just make my day complete…

  4. Amanda says

    Oh yes kayte, the boys will devour them!

    Michelle – hope you make them!

    Megan – love them, thank you for sharing them!

    Chow, Jamie – thank you!

    Marybeth, Mags, Marie – hope you try them, they are fabulous!

  5. Emily Rose says

    These look fantastic! I love marshmallows in anything (especially if it involves chocolate)! What a great recipe!

  6. Susan says

    I made these cookies today for a book group thing. They were super easy to make. I made mine bigger and only got 24. Super Yummy!!!

  7. comfycook says

    I have been wanting to make a version of these, for ages. You have made it so easy for me. I am going to try to get them in, this morning but I have to finish marking papers first.

  8. Anonymous says

    I made this cookies for my family for Thanksgiving and they were fantastic! I ended up throwing the marshmallows into the dough instead of placing them neatly ontop of each cookie, which caused the cookies to warp as the marshmallows expanded in the oven. Even though mine came out misshapen, the flavor and texture was wonderful and I plan on making these again tomorrow for my friend's new years eve party. Thanks for the recipe, myself and my family loved them!

  9. Amanda says

    How wonderful! So glad you enjoyed them. I bet they were rustic looking with the marshmallows inside the dough :-D

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