Top Hat Cookies

I made these today and they turned out very nice!


1 ¾ c. flour
½ t. baking soda
½ c. cocoa powder
½ c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
½ c. milk
24 large marshmallows,
cut in half across the middle
6 T. shortening or butter
½ t. salt
1 t. vanilla
5 T. milk
3 T. cocoa powder
2 c. icing sugar

Preheat oven to 350°. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and cocoa powder; set aside. In another mixing bowl, add shortening, sugar, egg, vanilla and milk; add to dry ingredients and mix together until thoroughly combined. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 6 minutes, then remove from oven and press ½ of a marshmallow onto each cookie, cut side down. Return to oven and bake for an additional 2 minutes; remove from oven and move cookies to cooling racks. Let cookies completely cool before frosting. TO MAKE FROSTING: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt shortening; add the vanilla, milk and cocoa powder and mix well with electric mixer until smooth. Slowly beat in icing sugar until smooth. When cookies are cooled, dip each cookie, marshmallow side down, into frosting. Place cookies on a platter and put into refrigerator to set frosting.
Makes 48 cookies.