Mississippi Mud Cookies are a dual chocolate sensation! A semi-sweet chocolate cookie base crowned with toasty marshmallow bits and drizzled with luscious milk chocolate create a rich, fudgy hand-held treat!

If you love chocolate-inspired treats like brownies or truffles, then you will definitely go wild for these decadent mud cookies!

Mississippi Mud Cookies drizzled with chocolate

Mississippi Mud Cookies


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What Are Mud Cookies?

Mississippi and its famous muddy river are the inspiration behind these Mississippi Mud Cookies.

Mud Cookies are a double chocolate sensation that begins with a semi-sweet chocolate chip cookie base, that is crowned with toasty marshmallow bits. Finally, it is drizzled with luscious milk chocolate to create a rich, fudgy hand-held treat that can be enjoyed without the hassle of a plate and fork.

How To Make Mud Cookies?

These Mississippi Mud Cookies are super easy to make! And this recipe makes plenty to share with friends and neighbors too, so feel free to spread the chocolate love!

  1. Cookie Base – Mix together the cookie base ingredients, scoop onto a cookie sheet, and bake.
  2. Marshmallows – Press these fluffy little candy clouds into the dough and bake. When they emerge from the oven they’ll have a lightly crispy exterior with a soft, chewy inside that replicates every chocoholics wildest dream.
  3. Chocolate Drizzle – Once cookies are cooled, drizzle melted chocolate over the top of the toasted marshmallows!

Mississippi Mud Cookies on a wooden board with marshmallows on the side

Tips for Success!

  • Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper for simple clean up!
  • Be sure to cool down the melted chocolate before adding it to the cookie dough. If the dough is warm before placing it into the oven, the cookies will spread too much.
  • Keep the marshmallows on top! If you stir the marshmallows into the dough with the milk chocolate chips and pecans (toasted, of course!), the batter will cover up all that toast-able surface area and you’ll miss out on the s’mores-like action!

Mississippi Mud Cookies on a wooden board

You are going to love these layered chocolate-on-chocolate mud cookie masterpieces! They are perfect to serve at parties and potlucks this summer!

Other Yummy Treats To Try!

Cosmic Brownies – so easy to make!

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Fudge – a sweet treat.

Almond Joy Cookies – deliciously different.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – a twist on a family favorite.

Butterscotch Blondies – for brownie lovers.

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Mississippi Mud Cookies

Mississippi Mud Cookies are a delicious hand held treat that are perfect to serve at parties or potlucks!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Author Kathleen


  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 ½ cup milk chocolate chips divided
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F. Place parchment paper onto a cookie sheet and set aside.
  • Melt semi sweet chocolate chips in the microwave. Cool.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Mix in eggs, 1 at a time until combined. Add cooled, melted chocolate chips and vanilla. Mix until smooth. 
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to the chocolate mixture. The dough will seem sticky but thats how you want it. Add 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips and chopped pecans.
  • Scoop dough onto the cookie sheet with an ice cream scoop. Flatten each slightly so there is a flat surface to place marshmallows on. Bake 8 minutes.
  • Pull cookie tray out and place about 4-5 mini marshmallows on top of each cookie and press down. Place back into the oven for another 2-3 minutes or until marshmallows are slightly brown and fluffy.
  • Cool cookies on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat steps with remaining dough.
  • Using a microwave safe bowl, melt the remaining 3/4 cup of chocolate chips. Pour into a disposable piping bag and cut the tip off. Drizzle chocolate over the cookies.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Kathleen is a recipe developer, passionate home cook and the author of the blog Gonna Want Seconds. She has been married to her best friend for 32 years and has two great kids, two Bernese Mountain Dogs, a Quarter Horse and a little green parrot. She is obsessed with cookbooks, cowboy boots, red wine and vintage costume jewelry. Kathleen’s recipes are all tried and true, tested and tweaked and, most importantly, family and friend approved!
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