These cookies look a bit odd, like little cow patties, but I promise they taste nothing like little cow patties. They are gooey and have marshmallows!
I also made these for the holiday cookie party I attended before Christmas. I already went for fruity and minty, I thought these hot chocolate cookies from Rachel Ray would be great (the recipe is written by Cookiepedia author Stacy Adimando).
I had a problem that my cookies spread too much, so I would suggest perhaps freezing the dough balls overnight.
1 stick (113g) unsalted butter
12 ounces (340g) plain chocolate, chopped and 7 ounces (200g) milk chocolate squares
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
30 jet puffed marshmallows
- In a bowl over simmering water melt 7 ounces of chopped chocolate and batter. Set aside to cool.
- While the chocolate is cooling cut the marshmallows in half and stick a square of chocolate against it (they only have mini marshmallows in the UK so I used a dab of Trex to glue 4 marshmallows to 2 Green & Black's squares of milk chocolate).
- In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
- In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat the eggs, brown sugar and vanilla on medium high speed for three minutes.
- Mix in the cooled chocolate until blended together. Add the flour mixture with the mixer on low speed.
- Refrigerate for minimum one hour. Line 2 cookies sheets with parchment paper (I used a silpat mat and they stuck). Scoop the dough and roll between your fingers to form one inch balls. Arrange each ball two inches apart. (Since I had problems with spreading it might be worth wrapping the trays in cling film and refrigerating or freezing overnight).
- Pre-heat the oven to 325 F/160 C and bake for 12 minutes. Take out of the oven and very quickly place the chocolate marshmallow square, chocolate side down, in the middle of the cookie.
- Place back in the oven and bake for 4 more minutes. Let cool and remove from the baking tray with a spatula.
adapted from Rachel Ray