Sunday, September 12, 2010
Cookie Recipe #253 - Merrie Mallow Fudgies
This recipe comes from a cookbook my Mom gave me and was published in 1959 (the year I was born). The pictures are in black and white and the women portrayed are definitely from the 50's (hairstyles, clothing, etc). It is the llth Grand National Bake-Off Cookbook and the winner, Mrs. Eunice Surles of Lake Charles, LA, won $25,000.
Even though this isn't my typical I & I (Ingredients and Instructions)format, I'm going to print it as it is presented in the cookbook:
Cut...15 (large)marshmallows in quarters: freeze while preparing dough. Sift together...3 cups all-purpose flour, 2/3 cup cocoa, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt. Set aside. Add...1 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar gradually to 1 cup shortening, creaming well.
Blend in...2 unbeaten eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat well. Stir in...the dry ingredients; mix thoroughly. Shape...a rounded teaspoonful of dough around each marshmallow quarter, sealing well. Roll in granulated sugar. Place on greased cookie sheets. Bake...at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes, just until cookies crack. (This is important; if left in too long the marshmallow melts too much and spreads all over the pan). Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
This recipe was presented by the Senior Winner, Mrs. Harold Foster, Vancouver, WA.