Jessica’s Marshmallow Clouds and White(chocolate) Trash(all the cereal left!) Mix

For my scrapbooking reteat, I signed up to bring dessert and snacks.  After much internet and cookbook searching, I settled on a chocolate cookie recipe and white trash snack mix.

Jessica’s Marshmallow Clouds (from Mrs. Fields Cookie Book)
3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup salted butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
2 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips
8 oz mini marshmallows, frozen
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Keep the marshmallows in the freezer until you are assembeling the cookies!
Mix together flour, cocoa and baking soda, then set aside.  Next,  blend sugar, butter, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Be sure your eggs are room temp or the butter will congeal. Mix in the dry ingredients and chocolate chips at a low speed because the batter will be unusually stiff…or at least I have never used cookie batter that is stiff like this!
Now, this is the fun part! Take a heaping tablespoon of batter and wrap it around four to five frozen marshmallows.
Then, place the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes (mine took 9).  Don’t overbake these!! You should still be able to see some marshmallow in the center.  Let the cookies cool for a minute or two on the pan, and then remove and let cool completely.  They are delish!!
][White Trash Mix- This was a huge hit!

2 lb. white chocolate
4 c. rice chex
4 c. corn chex
1/2 bag sm. pretzels
1 can mixed nuts
Pour melted white chocolate over all other ingredients. Stir gently, spread on waxed paper. Break into pieces and mix with remaining pretzels.  Store in covered containers.

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