Chocolate Frosted Marshmallow Cookies and Week 21 Menu

I've decided that I should probably post more recipes along with my weekly menus. I really like being able to open up my blog and have my recipes right there with changes that I've made written down.

These are one of my favorite cookies from my growing-up years. My mom doesn't have the recipe for them anymore, but I found one on allrecipes that is similar. Here's the link to the original recipe.

Here is my version of the recipe:

6 T. butter
2 T. applesauce
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 c. milk
1 3/4 cups flour (I used 1 c. white flour, 3/4 c. wheat flour)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
18 large marshmallows, halved or use 3 mini marshmallows on each cookie

Cream butter, applesauce and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Mix, then add milk. Mix dry ingredients together and gradually add. Mix well, adding more flour if needed so the dough isn't too sticky.

Spoon by tablespoon onto cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes at 350. Lightly press marshmallows onto cookies, then bake for 2 more minutes. Don't overbake. Let cool, then frost.

Frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
5 T. unsweetened cocoa
1/8 tsp. salt
3 T. butter, softened
4 T. milk

Beat all frosting ingredients together. Spread frosting on each cookie.


Now onto my menu for this week.

Monday: taco soup

Tuesday: french dip (or something creative to use up my roast from Sunday)

Wednesday: chicken fajitas

Thursday: manicotti (or some kind of pasta I can make twice as much of and freeze one)

Friday: porcupine meatballs and rice

Saturday: easy night

Sunday: cafe rio pork tacos

What are you making this week?