My little sister randomly sends me recipes that she clips from magazines. She doesn't cook, but she loves for me to cook and try new things so I can tell her about them. Yes, she's a bit odd. She sent me this recipe a while ago and I finally got a chance to try it. They were a huge hit with my kids and with my class that I teach at church.
1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 cup packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla extract 3 cups all purpose flour 2/3 cup baking cocoa 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I used a mixture of dark chocolate and semi-sweet chips) 2 cups miniature marshmallows, frozen
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa and baking soad; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips. Roll into 1-1/2 inch balls. Press 2 to 3 frozen marshmallows into each; reshape balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8 -10 minutes or until set. Cool 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.
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