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Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies (Daring Bakers)

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The July Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network.

I was excited when I saw this month’s challenge (I know, I say that a lot!).  I’ve been wanting to try homemade marshmallows again after my fail last year when we made them for TWD.  While these weren’t quite the same, I was happy that I conquered them!  This was a fairly simple recipe.  The cookie base was easy to make, and I made them one night and finished the cookies the next day.  Instead of piping the marshmallows on the cookies, I decided to be lazy and spoon them on top.  It worked, but I did manage to pile a ton of marshmallow on each cookie!  That’s okay, though, because I like the marshmallow, and as a result, you get to use more chocolate to cover it up!  I really liked the taste of these cookies.  The cinnamon flavor came out just enough and added great flavor to the cookies. I liked these because you have the crunchiness of the cookie and the chewiness of the marshmallow, all in one bite.  And anything covered in chocolate can’t be bad!  These were fun to make and I really enjoyed them!

Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies
Source: Gale Gland from the Food Network

Prep Time: 10 min
Inactive Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Serves: about 2 dozen cookies

• 3 cups (375grams/13.23oz) all purpose flour
• 1/2 cup (112.5grams/3.97oz) white sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
• 3/8 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 12 tablespoons (170grams/ 6 oz) unsalted butter
• 3 eggs, whisked together
• Homemade marshmallows, recipe follows
• Chocolate glaze, recipe follows

1. In a mixer with the paddle attachment, blend the dry ingredients.
2. On low speed, add the butter and mix until sandy.
3. Add the eggs and mix until combine.
4. Form the dough into a disk, wrap with clingfilm or parchment and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 3 days.
5. When ready to bake, grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
7. Roll out the dough to 1/8-inch thickness, on a lightly floured surface. Use a 1 to 1 1/2 inches cookie cutter to cut out small rounds of dough.
8. Transfer to the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool to room temperature.
9. Pipe a “kiss” of marshmallow onto each cookie. Let set at room temperature for 2 hours.
10. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or silicon mat.
11. One at a time, gently drop the marshmallow-topped cookies into the hot chocolate glaze.
12. Lift out with a fork and let excess chocolate drip back into the bowl.
13. Place on the prepared pan and let set at room temperature until the coating is firm, about 1 to 2 hours.

Note: if you don’t want to make your own marshmallows, you can cut a large marshmallow in half and place on the cookie base. Heat in a preheated 350-degree oven to slump the marshmallow slightly, it will expand and brown a little. Let cool, then proceed with the chocolate dipping.

Homemade marshmallows:
• 1/4 cup water
• 1/4 cup light corn syrup
• 3/4 cup (168.76 grams/5.95oz) sugar
• 1 tablespoon powdered gelatin
• 2 tablespoons cold water
• 2 egg whites , room temperature
• 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1. In a saucepan, combine the water, corn syrup, and sugar, bring to a boil until “soft-ball” stage, or 235 degrees on a candy thermometer.
2. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and let dissolve.
3. Remove the syrup from the heat, add the gelatin, and mix.
4. Whip the whites until soft peaks form and pour the syrup into the whites.
5. Add the vanilla and continue whipping until stiff.
6. Transfer to a pastry bag.

Chocolate glaze:
• 12 ounces semisweet chocolate
• 2 ounces cocoa butter or vegetable oil

1. Melt the 2 ingredients together in the top of a double boiler or a bowl set over barely simmering water.

10 Responses

  1. Sensational!

  2. mmmm great job. my cookies came out somewhat cakey. I might need to measure more carefully next time.

  3. I’m totally going to have to try this!

  4. Good job on these cookies! They look great!

  5. OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That is heaven on a plate!

  6. These look DELICIOUS.

  7. They were good, even though most of mine were pretty funny-looking. Yours look lovely.

  8. Nice job! More marshmallow is never a problem🙂

  9. […] ice cream was actually made out of necessity.  After making the chocolate covered marshmallow cookies for the Daring Baker July challenge, I wanted to find a use for them.  I didn’t want to eat […]

  10. Oh yes, I was looking for them! I feel like baking something with marshmallows for some time now and these cookies seem to be a great idea. They look so delicious I just have to give them a try.

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