These cookies have BLOWN ME AWAY. You must partake.. I would not lead you astray. For the holidays or just for fun on the weekend.
They hold all the elements of a hot chocolate.. a beautifully chewy chocolate cookie base. A marshmallow surprise center and a perfect chocolate frosting to top. Just the right cookie for the season. Trust me. I cannot rave enough.. I am obsessed. I wish I could share them with your rn.
Base recipe from Martha Stewart’s Cookies Cookbook.
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 3/4 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 12 marshmallows, halved crosswise
- 3 tbs unsalted butter, room temp.
- 2 tbs cacao powder
- 1.5 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tbs milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cacao powder, baking soda and salt.
In a separate bowl, using an electric hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar for a 2 minutes. Next, mix in the egg, milk and vanilla until combined. Mix in the flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, until combined.
Using a small ice cream scooper, drop dough onto the cookies sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake cookies, rotating half way through, 10 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press marshmallow halves on top of each cookie. Bake for additional 2 minutes and remove from oven. Transfer to cooling racks and allow to cool completely.
Frosting: In a small saucepan, on low heat, melt butter and cacao powder, stirring constantly until smooth. Place powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Add to it the butter/cacao mixture, milk and vanilla. Mix all together until smooth, frosting consistency occurs. Cover each marshmallow with frosting.
Yields 24 cookies.