Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

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Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies are fudgey, gooey, with slightly toasted marshmallows on top. They’re so easy to make and always disappear fast!

A pink plate filled with chocolate marshmallow cookies and a cooling rack with more cookies on the side

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies taste like a warm, cozy cup of hot cocoa in cookie form. They’re such a simple cookie to serve anytime the chocolate mood strikes. I love to serve them warm right out of the oven when the texture of the marshmallows is still gooey, and the frosting melts right into the cookie. But a cooled cookie is also delicious at room temperature, after the frosting has had the chance to cool and harden a bit. They’re really easy to make a double (or triple!) batch to take to potlucks or picnics.

Best Marshmallows to Use in Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

  • For that classic chocolate marshmallow flavor, mini plain marshmallows are perfect for this recipe. 
  • If you don’t like as much marshmallow, cut the mini marshmallows in half and use just four halves on the cookie.
  • We love to use peppermint marshmallows at Christmas time for that chocolate mint flavor that is so perfect around the holidays.
  • You could also use strawberry flavored or chocolate flavored marshmallows. Any kind of flavor works with gooey chocolate cookie and sweet chocolate frosting.
A chocolate marshmallow cookie being pulled apart with gooey marshmallow in the center

Suggestions for this Recipe

  • Use a large mixing bowl to combine all of your ingredients. 
  • Bake on parchment paper to keep the cookies from sticking. 
  • Cool each cookie on a wire rack before adding the frosting. 
  • For an added crunch, add a halved walnut to the top of the cookie right after frosting.
  • Need an extra boost of chocolate? Add some chocolate chunks or chocolate chips to the batter.
  • Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top before the frosting sets for a s’mores flavored cookie. YUM!
A chocolate marshmallow cookie being picked up from a pink plate full of cookies

Ingredients Needed for Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

These cookies bake up in no time using ingredients you probably have on hand in your pantry right now! All you need are eggs, all purpose flour, white sugar, some vanilla extract, good quality cocoa powder, mini marshmallows, baking soda, salt and milk. The frosting comes together with a little cocoa powder, powdered sugar, milk and butter. So easy!

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How to Make Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

Chocolate marshmallow cookies on a cooling rack with a plate of cookies to the side

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

5 from 6 votes
Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies are fudgey, gooey, with slightly toasted marshmallows on top. They're so easy to make and always disappear fast!

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dutch
Servings 72 cookies


  • Hand Mixer or Stand Mixer




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl beat shortening, sugar, vanilla and eggs.
  • Add dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa) and mix together well.
  • Slowly stir in milk.
  • Lightly flour your hands. Roll dough into balls approximately 1 ½ inches in diameter.
  • Place on sprayed cookie sheet.
  • Bake 8 minutes. Remove from oven. Place 3 or 4 mini marshmallows on top of each cookie and return to oven for 30-45 seconds.


  • Combine melted butter, cocoa, and salt and stir until smooth.
  • Stir in 2 cups of powdered sugar, then add the milk.
  • Gradually add the remaining 2 cups of powdered sugar until the frosting reaches your desired consistency.
  • Spoon over warm cookies (I like to put frosting in a gallon zip-lock bag, cut one of the bottom corners and squeeze about a teaspoon over each cookie).


Nutrition Information

Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 64mgPotassium: 39mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 25IUCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Love the perfect combination of chocolate and marshmallows! These look amazing; excited to make these over the weekend!

  2. These make a TON! and I even made them with my medium cookie scoop, approx. 2 tablespoons big. I got 45 cookies, in case anyone else wanted to know. They ARE AMAZING!! Because they made so much I took them into work and all loved them. I also gave my mother a tray and she took them into work and they were gone in 1 hour, from 8am. Which is a big deal since most people there are weird and complain about eating sugar so early in the morning.