It's the Stay Puft Marshmellow Man.

First of all, am I the only one that thought it was Stay Puff?  Anyway, I made fudge for Christmas and it turned out gritty.  The reason?  I used generic marshmellow cream.  Only use brand name when making fudge.  But that gritty fudge was a good excuse to make Marcel Desaulnier's Million Dollar Cookies.  These spread and are flat cookies on the crunchy side.  For thicker cookies that don't spread add more flour.  I would say about a cup but I haven't tested it.  

Marcel's Million Dollar Cookies
Makes 4 dozen cookies

4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsps. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 pound unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 pound light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
5 large eggs
2 tsps. pure vanilla extract
6 ounces white chocolate, melted
3 cups chopped pecans, toasted (toast on baking sheet 10 minutes at 350 degrees; cool before using)
1 pound semisweet baking chocolate, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces (I used cut up fudge)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt onto wax paper. Set aside until needed. Place the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle. Beat on medium speed for 6 minutes until smooth. Use a rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl, then continue to beat on medium 4 minutes longer, until very smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating on medium for 1 minute and scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat on medium for 1 minute. Stop the mixer and add the melted white chocolate; beat on medium for 1 minute, until incorporated.

Gradually, using low speed, add the sifted ingredients, followed by the pecans and chocolate; mix for 1 minute until incorporated. Use a rubber spatula to finish mixing the dough. Using 2 heaping Tbs. of dough for each cookie (about 2 ounces), portion 6 cookies onto each of 2 non-stick baking sheets. Or use parchment paper or a Silpat liner. Bake on the top and center racks for 15-17 minutes, rotating the sheets from top to center about halfway through the baking time (also turn each sheet 180 degrees).
Let cookies cool on baking sheets. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Per cookie: 276 calories, 3g protein, 30g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 17g fat (8g saturated), 117mg sodium.

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