These cookies have been a Christmas treat for me since I was a little girl. My grandmother found the recipe in a periodical of some sort. A few years ago she sent the original clipping to me. It’s old and yellowed and she “laminated” it with tape to preserve it. At some point she wrote the measurements down in her own hand writing in the margin. I suspect she did this as her eyesight started to dim with age.
Last year I shared this recipe with Anna at Cookie Madness. You can check out her entry here. Cookie Madness
These cookies are an anomoly of sorts. They’re actually better the second day. The cookie, marshmallow and frosting sort of meld together to become what they are meant to be. The original recipe says to bake for 12-15 minutes. I like to underbake them. On my insulated cookie sheets I give them about 10 minutes. The original directions also say to frost with your favorite frosting. For me that means trying something different almost every year which is what I did again this year. What I like about the frosting this year is that it is a fluid frosting but it firms up so that the cookies can be stacked.
I’ll type up the recipe as I made it. These look great on a holiday cookie tray.
Chocolate Sundae Cookies
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2/3 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. maraschino cherry juice
2 T. milk
2 oz. melted unsweetened chocolate
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/4 c. chopped maraschino cherries
18 marshmallows cut in half
Whisk together the dry ingredients. Set aside.
Cream together the brown sugar and butter. Blend in the egg until thorougly blended. Stir in half of the dry ingredients. Add the cherry juice and milk. Stir in the remaining dry ingredients until completely combined. Blend in the melted chocolate. Stir in the walnuts and the maraschino cherries.
Drop by rounded teaspons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Place one marshmallow half cut side down on each hot cookie. Cool on wire rack. Frost with chocolate frosting.
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. milk
1 c. sugar
1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
Combine first three ingredients in saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 30 seconds. Stir in chocolate chips until melted.