This is another recipe from my Christmas cookie baking days as was yesterday's. If you like marshmallow covered in chocolate with a crisp sugar cookie bottom, this is the cookie for you!
Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 1/2c. milk or cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, pinch of salt, 25-30 large marshmallows, halved, 1 cup chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon shortening.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice all marshmallows in half with a sharp knife and place on a plate cut side down; set aside until needed. In large mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla and continue beating until light and fluffy. Sift in flour, baking soda and salt; mix well.
On ungreased baking sheet, drop a dollop of dough about 1 inch in diameter about 2 1/2 inches apart. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven about 5-6 minutes. Cookies should be slightly browned around the edges. Place on heat resistant surface and immediately put a marshmallow half, cut side down, on top of each cookie. Return to oven and continue baking about 2 minutes, just until the marshmallow sticks to the cookie. Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet a couple of minutes, then transfer to cooling racks.
To make frosting, place chocolate chips and shortening in glass bowl in microwave. Heat on High for a minute, stir, then continue heating another minute until chips are completely melted when stirred. After cookies are cooled, using a spoon or spatula, drop a teaspoonful of chocolate on the top of each cookie, allowing chocolate to run down the sides and spreading with the back of the spoon to cover the entire cookie. (I found that picking the cookie up with my fingers to spread around the bottom edges was easier, the advantage being chocolate gets all over your fingers and you HAVE to lick it off). This is a little time consuming, but just think about the reward in the end. Allow the chocolate-covered cookies to set on the cooling racks until chocolate is hard (may be put in the refrigerator to hasten this process), then pop one in your mouth and smile!!
Makes 4-4 1/2 dozen chocolate mounds.