Archive for July 16th, 2009

Mississippi Mud Cookies

I think I have found my new favorite cookie since I have made these twice in the last week and I am eating one right now!  My mother-in-law, J, found this recipe and gave it to me to try.  It is a rousing success!  Southern Living Magazine published this in their new Christmas cookbook, and have used it in their advertising.  Try it, I know you will love it!!!

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (original recipe called for milk)

1 cup plus 2 tbsp mini marshmallows


Microwave 1 cup semisweet chips in a small microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH power for 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.  Beat in vanilla and melted chocolate.




Sift together flour, baking powder, & salt.  Gradually add to the chocolate mixture, beating until well-blended.  Stir in chopped pecans and remaining chocolate chips.





Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.  Press 3 mini marshmallows onto the center of each cookie.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until set.



One note of caution.  Make sure you put the marshmallows in the center of the cookie more than the above photo shows or you will end up with a “cookie monster” as my husband called it!!


This is what they are supposed to look like…


Mmm, mmmm!  Yummy!


Come join the fun at the My Baking Addiction and GoodLife Eats Holiday Recipe Swap sponsored by Scharffen Berger.

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