Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge Cookies

 

Soft and chewy peanut butter fudge cookies are wonderful but turn them into peanut butter marshmallow fudge cookies and it’s pure heaven for dessert!

 

Soft and chewy peanut butter fudge cookies are wonderful but turn them into peanut butter marshmallow fudge cookies and it's pure heaven for dessert!

 

The mall had these big chocolate cookies with marshmallow and covered in frosting when I was growing up. My goodness they were good. I want one right now actually. Gosh, don’t you hate when you crave something there’s no getting to? Like the marionberry pie from Tilt, the chicken nachos from Cabo San Lucas or that killer margarita pizza in Little Italy San Francisco. Annnnd I’m hungry. Why do we write these posts at night?

 

Soft and chewy peanut butter fudge cookies are wonderful but turn them into peanut butter marshmallow fudge cookies and it's pure heaven for dessert!

 

I’m seriously going to have a pantry attack. Similar to an anxiety attack as it hits you and there’s no escape but this one involves standing at the pantry, door wide open and scanning every shelf for a little special treat or somethin’ somethin’.

 

Soft and chewy peanut butter fudge cookies are wonderful but turn them into peanut butter marshmallow fudge cookies and it's pure heaven for dessert!

 

Are Marshmallows Fat-Free?

Some diets claim that marshmallows are a wonder-food because they are ‘fat-free’.

Because marshmallows are so light they are very low in calories.

So while they do contain sugar they are one of the better sweets to eat.

 

 

Ok, seriously girl, pull yourself together! This is not helping!

 

Back to the cookies, we used our classic peanut butter cookie recipe but you can use your favorite if you prefer. We wanted a cookie that would stand up to the weight of the marshmallow and chocolate frosting so we had to go with one that had some oompph to it.

Can You Freeze Peanut Butter Cookie Dough?

Roll the dough into ball and then freeze. 

When you are ready to bake, remove the balls from the freezer, let sit for 30 minutes, pre-heat the oven and bake.

 

Soft and chewy peanut butter fudge cookies are wonderful but turn them into peanut butter marshmallow fudge cookies and it's pure heaven for dessert!

 

And speaking of the frosting, in about two seconds of watching the cookies bake I knew I wanted to ditch the classic chocolate frosting and go for a cooked chocolate frosting instead. One that would drip all over, harden slightly and taste almost fudge-like. I used the frosting from Mom’s Texas Chocolate Sheet Cake and it worked like a charm. My golly these were delicious.

 

Soft and chewy peanut butter fudge cookies are wonderful but turn them into peanut butter marshmallow fudge cookies and it's pure heaven for dessert!

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge Cookies

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge Cookies

Soft and chewy peanut butter fudge cookies are wonderful but turn them into peanut butter marshmallow fudge cookies and it’s pure heaven for dessert!

Ingredients:

  • ½ Cup Butter, softened
  • ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 Large Egg
  • ¾ Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • 1¾ Cups All Purpose Flour, make sure you measure in this way
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 24 Square Kraft Marshmallows

For the frosting

  • 1/2 Cup Margarine or butter
  • 4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 6 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Lb Powdered Sugar (about 3 ish cups)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment or silpat liners.
  2. In the bowl of a standing mixer, mix the butter and sugars for 1 minute on medium speed, increase to medium high for an additional 30 seconds.
  3. Add the peanut butter and mix another 30 seconds. This allows the sugars and butter to beat against the bowl, incorporating more air for a lighter, fluffier cookie.
  4. Add the egg, vanilla and milk and mix until smooth.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, salt, powder and soda.
  6. Add to the wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
  7. Roll rounded tablespoon sized balls and press down slightly.
  8. Bake for 6 minutes and top with marshmallows for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven to cool for 2 minutes and then place on a cooling rack and frost by pouring spoonfulls of the frosting over each cookie.

For the frosting

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add the margarine (or butter), cocoa, and milk.
  2. Bring to a soft boil and add the vanilla and powdered sugar whisking until smooth.
  3. Quickly frost cookies while warm.

Reheat if needed.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 24, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 249 Calories
  • Total Fat: 13.7g
  • Cholesterol: 18.4mg
  • Carbohydrates: 28.5g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Sugar: 12.1g
  • Protein: 4.9g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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4 comments on “Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fudge Cookies”

  1. These look really yummy. How can I share on my facebook page?

  2. These sound super delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

    Simon

  3. OH

    MY

    GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  4. Yumm, this is so delicious. I want to eat this right now :'(