marshmallow chocolate cake mix cookies

Yesterday afternoon the kids really wanted to bake, but I wasn’t really in the mood for time consuming all out baking, which as any mom knows includes assisting, teaching, supervising and lots of clean up!  So here is what we came up with:  These cookies were quick, easy and fun to make (kids 8 years old and over can pretty much make them with very little assistance).  Were they good? – oh yeah!  The first batch didn’t even make it to the cooling rack!

HOW TO:
1 pkg/box of chocolate cake mix
1 egg
1/4 cup of milk (+ maybe a couple of tblsp depending on mix)
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
24 to 28 small/medium cinnamon marshmallows
Sprinkle of cinnamon sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a bowl mix together the cake mix, egg, butter, milk and chocolate chips.  The consistency needs to be much thicker than when you make cake.  With clean hands scoop approximately 1 tablespoon of batter, pry apart and sandwich the *marshmallow in between, then make it disappear by forming the dough into a ball.  Pat it down gently on the cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.  Bake for 9 minutes. Makes 24 to 28 cookies.

*We used the small/medium sized marshmallow : if using mini marshmallows, use 2 per cookie not 1.  If using large marshmallows simply tear them in half.  Although we used cinnamon marshmallows, which are not exactly sold everywhere,  I’m sure other flavors like vanilla or cocoa would be just as tasty.

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