Marshmallow Clouds

Published on Dec 22, 2009
Updated on Nov 16, 2018

Marshmallow Clouds // These rich and chocolatey cookies have the most special surprise inside: marshmallows! They are the most decadent cookie and delicious treat! | Tried and Tasty I’ve been making these as a part of the Christmas cookie tradition since I started the Christmas cookie tradition years ago. They have become a staple! They aren’t the easiest cookies to make, but they are well worth the work that goes into these when it’s all said and done! The best part is the gooey melted surprise when you bite into them.

Marshmallow Clouds

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Marshmallow Clouds
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 36
Calories: 259 kcal
Author: Yvonne

These rich and chocolatey Marshmallow Cloud cookies have the most special surprise inside: marshmallows! They are the most decadent cookie and a delicious treat!



  • 3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. light brown sugar firmly pressed
  • 1 c. salted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 c. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 pkg. 8 oz mini marshmallows, frozen


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  2. Until you are ready to assemble the cookies just prior to baking, keep the marshmallows in the freezer, otherwise they will thaw to rapidly.

  3. In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda. Set aside.

  4. Combine sugars in a large bowl. Using and electric mixer, blend in butter, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture and chocolate chips, and blend at low speed until combined. Batter will be very stiff.

  5. Gather 4-5 frozen marshmallows in the palm of your hand and cover them with a heaping tablespoonful of dough. Wrap the dough around the marshmallows, completely encasing them and forming a 2-inch dough ball.

  6. Place balls on ungreased baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool on pan 2 minutes, then transfer to a cool flat surface.

Recipe Notes

[My 2 Cents]
If you are going to double the recipe, I recommend you make each individual batter separately. The dough is so thick it gets really hard to mix and combine without over mixing. The marshmallows will thaw VERY quickly, I'm talking ridiculously quick! So if they aren't frozen when you assemble the cookies it's okay, just leave them in the freezer until you are ready to use them.

Adapted from Mrs. Fields Cookie Book

Nutrition Facts
Marshmallow Clouds
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 176mg5%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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