Friday, April 3, 2020

C ~ Chocolate Gobs

    I haven't made many gobs over the years because I never liked the fillings, even though I tried a variety of different recipes. The pudding-like fillings were messy. Other fillings were too sweet, and I didn't want to simply use a regular buttercream frosting.
     When I discovered this recipe I had high hopes for it, and it didn't disappoint. I made a few small tweaks and it has become a new family favorite.

Chocolate Gobs

½ cup butter
½ cup butter flavored crisco
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups milk
1 tbsp vanilla
4 cups flour
1 cup cocoa powder
2½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Mix butter, crisco, and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.  Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add a third of it to your sugar and egg mixture and mix well. Add half of the milk and mix until incorporated. Add half of your remaining flour mixture and mix. Pour in the last cup of milk, mixing well, and finally your remaining flour mixture. Beat well.

Spoon dough into about two inch balls. (The dough is soft so actual ball shape was not achieved.) Drop on parchment paper lined cookie sheets about three inches apart. You will want to leave approximately 3 inches between each one. Bake at 350º for 10 - 11 minutes.

Gently slide entire parchment paper sheet, cookies and all onto a wire rack to cool. Allow to cool completely before removing from parchment paper.

Marshmallow Filling

2 cups butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
½ tsp salt
16 oz. marshmallow fluff

Hand mix butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt until incorporated and then go ahead and beat. Add marshmallow fluff, mixing until everything is evenly nice and fluffy.

Spread a thick layer between two cookies.

I wrapped each gob individually to keep them from sticking together while stored.


  1. I just saw marshmallow cream for special sale yesterday. I should have bought it. This looks really good.

  2. Those look great! I'll have to print off the recipe for when I can get marshmallow cream again. It's not something I keep in the cupboard and my grocery trips are few and far between right now.

    1. I hope you'll get to enjoy these someday. Stay safe!

  3. Yum! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  4. They look and sound so good. I will have to try these out when my family can come visit again

    1. That will be such a happy day when family can visit again! I hope you'll enjoy these as much as we have.

  5. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I used to make these often as a teenager because m siblings would beg me too. This new recipe for the filling looks like it would taste even better than my recipe from 50 years ago. Will have to make them when I am able to see my son and his family after we are able to see each other again. You stay safe!


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