Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chocolate Marshmallow Cloud Cookies

It's school holidays and with the boys home from school I have lots more time for cooking. It's just a matter of deciding what treat to cook. Today we baked chocolate marshmallow cloud cookies, which comes from my Mrs Fields cookie book. With my little marshmallow goblin helpers (goblin cause that's what they do when they help, gobble, gobble, gobble) we sifted flour and cocoa and added the marshmallows to the mix.

Chocolate Marshmallow Cloud Cookies

3 cups plain flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup salted butter softened
2 large eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups dark choc bits
1 100g bag mini marshmallows, frozen

Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F. Put the marshmallows in the freezer prior to baking and keep them there, they need to be kept cold before they go into the cookies.

In a medium bowl combine flour, cocoa and baking powder. Set aside.

Combine sugars in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, blend in butter, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat at medium speeed until lght and fluffy.

Add the flour mixture and chocolate chips, and blend at low speed until combined. Batter will be very stiff.

Gather a ball of mixture in the palm of your hand, make a well in the middle and fill with 4-5 frozen marshmallows, cover over completely encasing them and forming a 2-inch-diameter dough ball. Make sure the marshmallows are covered otherwise they will spill out while cooking and become too chewy rather than soft and marshmallowy.  I have tried making smaller cookies with less marshmallows and have tried making them bigger, it just depends if you can handle the sweetness, they are very rich.  I prefer the smaller cookies.

Place balls on lined baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool on pan 2 minutes then transfer to a cool flat surface or pop into your mouth.


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Lisha said...

Thanks Anonymous!! It's great to have some positive feedback!


Amie said...

Thanks for the recipe! A friend of mine made them when I was a kid and I really liked them. I am really glad to find them again. :)