I have a lot of baking to do! There are so many yummy sounding cookie recipes being shared as part of our holiday cookie exchange and I want to try them all!! I have tried to respond to everyone who has entered to thank you for sharing. If I missed you, I apologize – please know how much I appreciate you and your fun cookie recipes.
If you haven’t had a chance to join in the fun you can still do so by posting your favorite holiday cookie recipe here. You will also be entered to win one of my “Handmade by Leigh Anne” holiday aprons!! I promise it will be cute!
Today’s cookie recipe is one I have had for years. I can’t remember where it came from but it may have come from my sister in law Tricia – the amazing cookie baker. Years ago when Tricia and David (Jim’s brother) lived in Vancouver she and I both fell in love with these yummy chocolate/marshmallow cookies they sold at the mall. I would drive 30 minutes to the Vancouver mall just to have one of those cookies.
We were both so sad when the store closed down and no more cookies! I think Tricia may have found this recipe so we could make them ourselves at home. Do you remember Tricia?
When Tessa got home from school and sampled the cookies her response was “I could eat 50 of these!”
Beware: they are rich and you may need to climb a few mountains after eating them to burn off the calories but they are worth it and it’s the holidays so calories don’t count!!
I hope you enjoy these yummy little chocolate mountains! Yum!!!
One Year Ago: Connections
- ½ C shortening
- ½ C evaporated milk
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 C flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ C cocoa
- ½ C chopped walnuts, optional (I didn't put them in)
- 24 large marshmallows, cut in half
- ⅓ C soft butter
- 2 C powdered sugar
- 1½ tsp vanilla
- About 2 Tbsp milk
- 6 Tbsp cocoa
- 2 Tbsp oil
- Beat well shortening, milk, water, egg and vanilla
- Add remaining ingredients except marshmallows, blend well
- Drop by teaspoonful on greased cookie sheet
- Bake 350 degrees for 8 minutes
- Quickly place marshmallow half (sticky side down) on each cookie
- Let cool
- Combine frosting ingredients and beat until smooth
- Frost marshmallows like a mountain