Preheat oven to 375ºF.
Sift together flour, salt, soda and cocoa.
Cream together shortening, sugar and egg. Then add milk and vanilla.
Add flour mixture to shortening mixture.
Drop spoonfuls onto un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes.
Immediately remove from oven and add half of large marshmallow OR small handful of mini marshmallows (5-8) and quickly return to oven for 3 more minutes.
Remove from oven and cool. Top with chocolate frosting and candies.
Sift dry ingredients together. Add wet ingredients and frost cookies. Immediately add pinch or desired amount of crushed candy canes or peppermint candies (optional).