Top Hat Dandies

Pat Duran


A soft chocolaty cookie that melts in your mouth!

My kids loved these when they were growing up- and they still do!


★★★★★ 1 vote

18 cookies
15 Min
10 Min


  • 1/2 c
  • 2/3 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1 large
    egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 c
    maraschino cherry juice
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2
    chocolate, unsweetened squares
  • 1/2 c
    chopped nuts
  • 1/4 c
    chopped maraschino cherries
  • 18 large
    fresh marshmallows, cut in 1/2

How to Make Top Hat Dandies


  1. Cream the first 2 ingredients;blend in egg. Beat well. Combine flour,soda and salt. Stir in half the dry ingredients. Add cherry juice and milk, stir in remaining dry ingredients. Mix well. Blend in melted chocolate,nuts and cherries.
    Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 350^ oven for 12-14 minutes, until cookies spring back when gently touched. Place marshmallow 1/2 cut side down on hot, baked cookies. Cool on wire rack or paper bag. Cool;frost with chocolate fudge frosting and top with nut half.
    Fudge frosting:
    1/2 c. margarine
    3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
    4 Tablespoons baking cocoa
    6 Tablespoons milk
    Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and boil for 1 minute. Cool slightly. Spread on cookies . Top with nut. Let set.

Printable Recipe Card

About Top Hat Dandies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

Show 11 Comments & Reviews

C Is For Cookie Recipes Everyone Will Want To Eat

C is for Cookie Recipes Everyone Will Want to Eat

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Let's chat cookies. From chocolate chip to sugar and cream filled, they're a dunkable treat that can't be beat. Here are 14 cookie recipes that'll quickly become a family favorite....

Simple Christmas Cookies For A Cookie Exchange Recipe

Simple Christmas Cookies for a Cookie Exchange

Kitchen Crew

One of the highlights of the holiday season, for me, is making Christmas cookies. It reminds me of being a kid in the kitchen with my mother. Every year I...

18 Best Christmas Cookies For A Cookie Exchange Recipe

18 Best Christmas Cookies for a Cookie Exchange

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Don’t be that person who shows up to the Christmas cookie exchange with store-bought cookies. Even if you put them on a plate, people know! There’s just that special something...