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surprise cookie recipeSurprise! There are 12 weeks until Christmas!

How is that possible? Didn’t I just put the beach chairs away?

This is my 3rd year participating in the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats, and I look forward to it every year. I love looking through my cookbooks and finding inspiration around the Internet and planning out what I am going to make. This year, I am starting with Martha Stewart’s Surprise Cookies. I have had this recipe pulled for a very long time, and finally got around to making them this afternoon. They were amazing, and going to be very hard to top. My family thinks that these might be the the best cookie I have ever made for them. That is saying a lot!

The cake is crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, and it is covered with a smooth chocolate frosting. Which is pretty great all on its own, but when you take a bite, you find a marshmallow center. This is going to be your new favorite cookie recipe.

surprise cookie recipe1 3/4 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
12 marshmallows, cut in half

Frosting:

2 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 Tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

surprise cookie recipeMix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.

surprise cookie recipeCream together butter and sugar until light and creamy.

surprise cookie recipeAdd egg, milk, and vanilla.

surprise cookie recipeAdd the dry ingredients. Mix until combined.

surprise cookie recipeLine baking sheets with parchment paper. Using an ice cream scoop, drop batter about 2 inches apart.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

surprise cookie recipeTake the cookies out and press the marshmallow half into the cookie.

Put the cookies back into the oven for another 2 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.

surprise cookie recipeMake the frosting by whisking together sugar, butter, cocoa, milk, and vanilla.

surprise cookie recipeTop with frosting and cover the marshmallow.

surprise cookie recipe

Surprise Cookies

Surprise Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 marshmallows, cut in half
  • Frosting:
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Cream together butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients. Mix until combined. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Using an ice cream scoop, drop batter about 2 inches apart.
  2. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. Take the cookies out and press the marshmallow half into the cookie. Put the cookies back into the oven for another 2 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.
  3. Make the frosting by whisking together sugar, butter, cocoa, milk, and vanilla. Top with frosting and cover the marshmallow.
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63 Responses to Surprise Cookies [Week 1 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats]

  1. These look really easy to make!

  2. Julie says:

    These look delicious. I’m sure the kids would love the marshmallow-y goodness in the middle. I’m pretty excited about the 12 weeks of Christmas cookies!

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  4. I cannot wait to make these for the next family function! Delicious!

  5. Lilly says:

    I love these cookies! Thank you for posting this, I will have to make them again soon! Your cookies look so nice, especially the frosting. Did you thin the frosting or warm it up first? I don’t remember mine looking so smooth.

  6. These are so pretty! I bet they’re soo good right out of the oven. And 12 weeks till Christmas already?! It’s still 95 degrees here! Agh

  7. melissa says:

    these look so yummy! i have been looking for more cookie recipes so i am excited about your series!

  8. Oh yeah! They look soooo flippin good!

  9. Oh my god I can’t believe there are only 12 weeks until Christmas! This is so exciting. I love celebrating all the holidays, especially christmas :) The weeks are going to just fly by, I know it!

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  11. marina prins says:

    Your cookies look great, pinned it!

    Marina # 6

  12. I bet these would be pretty popular around my house too! I love that they are simple but look so fancy–perfect for a holiday spread. Thanks for shariing and glad you’re part of the hop again this year! Cant’ wait to see what goodies you come up with along the way.

  13. Mandy says:

    These look amazing!!

    It’s so hard to believe it’s only 12 weeks away.

  14. Stephanie says:

    Oh wow these look amazing! I love cookies that are both cute and tasty.

    only 12 weeks till Christmas!

  15. This cookies have all the ingredients to become a favorite. Great recipe!

  16. Valentina says:

    Bree, what fun cookies! I love that you’re planning Christmas cookies already. It’s never too soon! :-)

  17. DEZMOND says:

    such true delight, Bree, very creative and utterly divine! Bravo! I’m already imagining these with white chocolate :)

  18. Tracy says:

    These cookies look so yummy!! Does the frosting harden nice or is it best to eat them warm?

  19. Kayla says:

    These look amazing. Your photos are gorgeous. I found your blog through the hop and am so excited to explore all your posts :)

  20. My mom makes these, and we put cherries in the marshmellows!

  21. Renee says:

    I made these little pieces of heaven yesterday to bring to work. OMG they are so yummy! They are a hit! So easy too! I am looking forward to week 2!

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  23. How can it only be 12 weeks until Christmas? I gets me every year!! These look amazing. I can see why your kids love them. My kids love anything with marshmallows!

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  26. Kat says:

    How many cookies does this make?? They look great just subscribed to your feed.

  27. valen says:

    Hi,

    I’m wondering if you use sweetened or unsweetened cocoa in the chocolate surpise cookies! Thank you

  28. kari says:

    I made these with my 8 yr old son to give to his teacher for Christmas. He enjoyed pushing in the marshmallows and he was very excited about his teacher finding the surprise. They turned out great and were so delicious. I will definitely make them again.

  29. ShazinNV says:

    Bree, my mom made these when we were kids and they were definitely the family favorite. When I bring them to family gatherings, some 50 years later, they still get a big SQUEE.

  30. Sabrina says:

    These cookies are delicious! Found your page coinsidencly, I´m a big fan of your recipe´s! Greetings from Sweden!

  31. leeann says:

    Can these be frozen and/or kept in the fridge until Christmas time? They look very yummy! Thank you.

  32. laurasmess says:

    Just found the link via Eat Your Heart Out (thanks Stephie!) and had to follow it. These look incredible Bree! Yum! Love the little chocolate ‘fried egg’ look that they have. Even more adorable x

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