Cookies | May 2, 2012

Cutler’s Brownie Marshmallow Cookies

Cutler's Brownie Marshmallow Cookies

Cutler's Brownie Marshmallow Cookies
It’s no secret that brownies are my favorite (and cookies, cake and pie). When I need a chocolate fix, and want to avoid baking, my car steers itself to Cutler’s.

Cutler’s Brownie Marshmallow Cookies  are a little bit of choco-marshmallow heaven on earth. Curt Cutler, the B-town Cookie King, taught a class at a South Fork recently. He’s always willing to share tips and tricks to making perfect cookies. Curt’s #1 tip? Using cake flour in all of his cookie recipes. When you are baking at a high altitude (we are at about 4,400 ft in Btown), adding additional flour or using cake flour is essential to produce cookies that look like cookies, and not pancakes. Another tip- Curt used to buy marshmallow creme until a little while back, when the supplier wasn’t able to deliver- he checked out a few recipes and started making his own. Oh my. So good. Simple too. Forget about that stuff in the tall glass jar at the grocery. Once you whip up Curt’s marshmallow creme, you’ll never look back. Trust me, you’ll love these cookies.

Cutler's Brownie Marshmallow Cookies

Cutler's Brownie Marshmallow Cookies

Cutler's Cookies, Bountiful, Utah


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/3 cups cake flour*

Marshmallow Creme

  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 cups light corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 cup butter
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • milk
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs
  2. and vanilla and mix until blended well. Add dry ingredients and mix. Cookies can be rolled, formed into drop
  3. cookies, or pressed into a 9 x 13 pan (double recipe and bake time). Roll and form cookies and bake at 350
  4. for 10-12 minutes. Cookies are
  5. done when top is slightly cracked and no longer looks wet.

For the Marshmallow Creme:

  1. Combine egg whites, corn syrup,
  2. and salt. Beat on high speed for
  3. 10 minutes or until thick. Add
  4. powdered sugar and beat on low speed until blended. Add vanilla and blend.
  5. May be frozen for later use.

For the Chocolate Frosting:

  1. Beat soft butter, cocoa, and
  2. powdered sugar together until smooth. Add a splash of milk and vanilla, blend
  3. well.


  1. Spread cooled cookies with about 1 tablespoon of marshmallow creme. Top the creme with frosting.
  2. Try not to eat the whole batch before your kids get home from school.

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  1. I am loving all of your recipes from the classes at South Fork. You have piqued my interest and I am looking forward to the May cooking schedule. 🙂

    Barbi Jensen

  2. When using a cookie scoop do you know how many cookies this recipe makes? I have to make 4 dozen for a party this weekend and I"m making my shopping list for ingredients. Thanks

    1. Hi Kristin, I usually up the flour in a cookie recipe by 1/4 cup , so I would try this recipe reduced by 1/4 cup where you live. Bake a few and see how they turn out. If they are too flat, add a little more flour to the batter. The nice thing about using cake flour is, it is hard to over mix the dough. I would recommend using cake flour to achieve a puffy texture int he cookies. Let us know how they turn out! Happy baking 🙂

    1. Growing up, my mom would always take us kids to Cutlers to get a brownie marshmallow cookie. Since I've moved out of state, Cutlers (and those irresistible cookies!) is one of the little things I really miss about Utah. Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I can't get enough of these cookies, and everybody I've shared it with in Washington and now Florida love it too (this cookie recipe is going to spread across the country like wildfire!). Thanks!

  3. Are you supposed to let the marshmallow creme set a little before adding the chocolate frosting? I had quite a mess on my hands when I tried this recipe!

  4. Also, are you supposed to flatten cookies before baking? I formed mine into drop cookies and they were too small and too thick. Sorry, baking novice over there :/

  5. Do you have a recipe for Cutler’s Brownie Mint cookies? I would think the cookie part would be the same, but the mint instead of marshmallow. They. Are. SO. GOOD!

      1. Thanks so much Si and Curt, Cutlers has the best cookies hands down!
        Were you ever able to get the mint recipe!?!?!

        1. Hi Tracy, that might be one of my next projects. All of their cookies are just so delicious. Thanks for reading ABK!

  6. I LOVE these cookies. Thank you for sharing! How long do these stay good for? I have a family cookie exchange on Friday and I’d love to make these! What’s the best way to keep them good? Also, can they be frozen?

    1. Hi Kim, I usually make these the same day I want to serve I haven’t tried freezing the marshmallow topping? the cookies should be fine made ahead and frozen then topped with the marshmallow layer and frosted. What a fun cookie for an exchange! Merry Christmas 🙂

  7. These cookies are AWESOME! The homemade marshmallow is fabulous! Do you recommend keeping the cookies in the refrigerator since the marshmallow cream has raw eggs in them, or do you think they would be fine to store at room temperature?
    By the way, you are my all time favorite blogger to follow. I always know that any recipe I get from you will be an absolute winner! Thanks! Love every recipe you have!

    1. Alison,
      Thanks so much! I leave these out and not refrigerated. They will disappear quickly 🙂
      And thank you for reading ABK!

  8. I can’t wait to try these! I just tried cutlers cookies last month when I was in Utah after seeing you post about them. They are soo good! So I can’t wait to make these to hold me over until I go back to Utah. Do you ever do a post with the recipe for the mint chocolate brownie cookies? I wasn’t sure if I just missed it. If not I would definitely not complain if you did that recipe sometime 😀 thanks for all your yummy recipes!

  9. I’ve never been to Cutler’s, but these were rich and delicious. I should have let things cool and set up a little better, because they didn’t look near as pretty as yours and were quite messy.

  10. i grew up with Cutlers in Utah and now live out of state – all of your cutler cookie recipes are SPOT ON! (it’s actually how i first found you YEARS ago!) When I make these it feels like home. These are SOOO GOOD!

    1. Thanks Jami, The Cutler’s recipes on ABK are actually recipes from Cutler’s Cookies! They are not copycat recipes! Years ago Curt was gracious enough to share family recipes with me. Glad you found a way to bring home outside of Utah!