Monday, September 23, 2013

Nellie Flint's Cocoa Marshmallow Cookies

I loved visiting my Grandparents' farm in Greencastle Indiana during holidays and summers - and I was so happy when Grandma Flint had her homemade pecan pie - or these cookies!

Grandma Flint’s Cocoa Marshmallow Cookies
1 ¾  cups flour
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
½ cup cocoa
½ cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup milk
18 marshmallows cut in halves
½ cup pecans (optional)
Sift together flour, salt, soda, and cocoa. Cream shortening and sugar, add Egg, vanilla and milk, beating well. Add dry ingredients and mix.
Drop by spoonfuls unto greased baking sheet. Bake in 350 oven 8 minutes (don’t overbake).
Remove from oven and press ½ marshmallow cut side down on each cookie. Bake 2 minutes longer.
Cool, top with cocoa frosting, then press on a pecan half.
Makes 36-40 cookies

Cocoa Frosting
Combine 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar, 5 Tbs cocoa, and 1/8 tsp salt. Add 5 Tbs softened butter and 4-5 Tbs light cream.

If you don’t ice the cookies, bake the full 10 mins

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