Chocolate – Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies

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Twenty-two years ago I bought a delightful cookie book written by Debbi Fields.  Yes, the cookie maven, Mrs. Fields.  It was the third cookbook I owned in which turned out to be a vast collection. One recipe alluded me back then – Jessica’s Marshmallow Clouds.  When I had made the cookies, the marshmallows melted into the cookies and disappeared.  I wasn’t the adventurous baker then as I am now (ahem) so I turned the page and went on to other fabulous recipes but this one haunted me.  With the combination of chocolate and marshmallows I knew it had the potential to be great.

At an event I was invited to attend recently, I had the opportunity to meet Debbi (and gush my admiration) where I asked her about the recipe and how to make it correctly.  Debbi informed me the recipe in the book was misprinted with an omission but she would email me the correct recipe.  And she did!  Thank you, Debbi! The trick was in having the marshmallows frozen before baking.  But what I really want to know is how to look as timeless and beautiful twenty-two years later as Debbi does now.  I hope she emails me with that little recipe too.  🙂

I made a few revisions of my own to the original recipe.  I added salt, used regular chocolate chips instead of minis, used more marshmallows per cookie and prepared them a bit differently.

Here’s my recipe inspired by Debbi’s:

Chocolate Chocolate CHip Marshmallow Cookies Recipe

Dry ingredients.Chocolate Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies 39

Granulated and light brown sugar.Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies 455

Chocolate chips.Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookie 86

Flatten the dough ball and nest in the frozen marshmallows.  Work quickly to keep the dough and marshmallows cold.  Bring the dough up over the marshmallows and cover them completely and pop them into the oven for 10 minutes.Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies 89


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  1. It looks like you use cocoa powder in your photo of the dry ingredients (and because of how brown the cookie dough looks), but you don’t have it listed in the ingredients.

    These look great and I’d like to try them.

  2. I have one of Debbie’s first cookie books – in fact, recently I got it out, drooling for cookies. I don’t have the recipe for these cookies and I definitely want to add them – they look and sound delicious!

  3. These cookies look fantastic, and the story behind them is definitely worth sharing. How great to receive an email from Mrs. Fields herself! I’m a big fan of chocolate-marshmallow combinations, so I will definitely be trying this out for myself. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Thank you Sherrie! Ironic how I omitted something in the recipe this time. I was reorganizing the list of ingredients and didn’t catch it at 2AM. I’ve corrected the recipe. Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention!

    The Partiologist – Debbi’s was the third cookbook I ever had. I still use her recipes. They are classics.

    Jamie – I don’t know what was a bigger thrill for me, finally knowing the cookie trick or seeing Debbi’s email in my box with a personal note from her. I think it’s a tie! 🙂

  5. My husband and I are traveling this weekend and have spotty internet access.. hopefully this comment will go through!

    Nice of Debbi to follow up with you and how fun to meet her in person! These cookies look SO good. We have a family vacation in the near future and I think I will try these and take them along in place of my traditional toll house cookies.

    Enjoy your Sunday!

  6. This is cruel but boy do these look good..they wouldn’t last an hour over here!

  7. Hi Leslie, message received. 🙂 They are really good, like a brownie with marshmallow. Yum.

    Hi Tina, I forgot to mention this recipe makes a lot so you might have a batch for at least a couple hours. 🙂

  8. Oh the calories I’ve attributed to Debbi Fields over the years 😉

    Double chocolate anything sounds good to me but these cookies look delicious! Thanks for the recipe and “freezing” tip.

    xo jj

  9. Holy cow….I want one right NOW!