Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Chocolate Surprise Cookies

When I saw these cookies on Patsy's blog, I knew these would be perfect to bake up for a cookout we were attending a couple of weeks ago. Our friends were planning to have a bon-fire and we were looking forward to enjoying the evening roasting hot dogs for dinner and then letting the kids toast marshmallows for smores. A couple of my kiddos love the taste of ooey-gooey toasted marshmallow with melted chocolate, but aren't too fond of the graham cracker outside. These cookies looked to be the perfect solution, a chocolate cookie with a marshmallow-y center topped with a fudgy chocolate frosting. Holy yum!! The kids loved the "portability" of these as they ran by the table, grabbed a cookie and continued playing with their friends. The "big" kids (read, our husbands) thought up the brilliant idea of balancing the cookies on the roasting forks and slightly warming the cookies over the fire....oh my..they were so good. Leave it to the men to concoct such a great idea like that! Gotta love em'!

From the heart of my kitchen to yours, may your experience be fun and the food always flavorful. Enjoy!

Chocolate Surprise Cookies

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick)unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
12 large marshmallows, cut in half horizontally

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg, milk, and vanilla, and beat until well combined. Add reserved flour mixture; mix on low speed until combined.

3. Using a tablespoon or 1 3/4-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until cookies begin to spread and become firm, 10 to 12 minutes.

4. Remove baking sheets from oven, and place a marshmallow, cut-side down, in the center of each cookie, pressing down slightly. Return to oven, and continue baking until marshmallows begins to melt, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

5. Spread about 1 tablespoon of frosting over each marshmallow, starting in the center and continuing outward until marshmallow is covered.

Chocolate Frosting for Surprise Cookies

2 cups confectioners' sugar
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1. Place confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl. Whisk in butter and cocoa powder. Add milk and vanilla, and whisk until well combined.

Source: Family Friends and Food originally from Martha Stewart Online


Lynda said...

I love the surprise in these! I saw these on Patsy's site too and haven't made them yet...yours turned out perfectly addictive looking!

Ingrid said...

I'm not fond of chocolate but with that yummy marshmallowy middle I wouldn't turn one, or two down!

Snowbell said...

They look scrumptious!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh. Those cookies look amazing! Maybe I will try them after I run the marathon! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and the kind words! Your blog is making me hungry and I just finished lunch!

teresa said...

oh how fun! i love the idea of the mallow in the center, i could go for one or five right about now!

Pam said...

My marshmallow loving sister would really love these.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Great combo! A little graham cracker stirred into the batter could make a mean s'more cookie!

Patsyk said...

So happy to see you enjoyed these cookies, too! They are hard to resist once you have tried one! I may have to make them again soon since ours didn't last more than a day or two! I love that the grown-up kids heated them up on a stick... I bet that made them even more amazing!

Krista said...

These look like a perfectly delicious cookie to me. Everyone here would LOVE them!

bluecottonmemory said...

Anything s'more like is tops in our house. This is definitely worth trying!Thanks for sharing the details!

JaelCustomDesigns said...

Okay! Now you've done it! Chocolate is definitely a weekness of mine...

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Delectable Dining said...

These were amazing! Thanks for sharing! I love your picture!

Sharon said...

be still my heart!

Amber said...

I couldn't live without chocolate in my life. These look awesome!

Melody said...

My son would die for these! He is a marshmallow fiend. I will definitely be making these. Thanks.

Eternal Lizdom said...

Love your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine... my 4 year old wants cookies from you for her birthday!

Karine said...

They look cute and I also love their surprise! Thanks for sharing :)

Valerie said...

I have a recipe similar to this (or maybe the same one) in my to-try file, but I haven't gotten to it yet. Yours look so yummy!

cindy said...

This is a great cookie. It is my blog banner! They are always a hit whenever I serve them.

Flourchild said...

I have tried a recipe similar to this and they were called mud cookies! I love them!
Your cookies look so good and how sweet of you to share them!

Sweet and Savory said...

These look so good, plump and filled. I want to make these for my class. This is their kind of cookie and I can have one also.

Juggling Thoughts said...

That recipe is to die for!!! YUM!
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