These are by far my favorite Christmas cookies. My mom’s been making them ever since I can remember (this is her recipe) and still does. The recipe is quite simple, and the cookies themselves are quite delicious.
12 oz package semisweet chocolate chips
1 stick margarine (not butter!)
10.5 oz package of colored mini marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
sweetened shredded coconut
In a double-boiler, melt the chips with the margarine, stirring almost constantly. Once they’re melted, remove them from the heat and allow them to cool quite a bit (at least an hour) so the marshmallows won’t melt. Fold in the mini marshmallows and nuts. On a sheet of wax paper, roll into a log about 3″ in diameter, then roll in shredded coconut. Wrap the roll in the wax paper and refrigerate for at least 12 hours. Slice into 1/2″ cookies before serving.