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Monday, July 27, 2009

Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies - July Daring Bakers

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.

Dear Fellow Daring Bakers,
i was good this month. i made the marshmallow cookies early, for a 4th of july bbq. i was going to make the milan cookies for another bbq but that didn't pan out. i never got around to making a batch, i might one day. or i might not. meanwhile, the marshmallow cookies were a hit. July 4th turned out to be a blazing hot day, sticky humid. driving to the bbq i had to keep the AC on full blast for fear that the chocolate would just melt into a puddle and my baking sheet would be blobs. yummy blobs, but blobs nonetheless.

Nuria rolled out the dough, it's my least favorite part of baking. we still have plenty of dough left hanging out in the freezer. the cookies came out like golden disks, with a touch of crunch. i chose to buy the marshmallows. i had to throw them back into the oven for a minute or so to have them melt a smidge on the cookies. coating the cookies turned out to be a bear but well worth it. i knew my braces were going to be coated in a gooey mess. the finished product was drizzled with some white chocolate. nuria did the honors.

i actually would make these again. my teeth sank into the marshmallow center, then hit the crunch of the cookie, all coated in smooth, sticky sweet chocolate. it reminded me of smores, only more labor intensive and no mosquito bites.

till next month, keep those ovens warm and have a piece of chocolate for me,
Angry Asian and Nuria

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Mallows(Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies)
Recipe courtesy Gale Gand, from Food Network website

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.

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.

chocolate marshmellow cookies






13 comments:

  1. Good job! These look very good. All the steps involved are kind of intimidating to me, but from your description, I'm sure the end results are worth the effort.

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  2. I agree with the above commenter- you're brave to try a recipe with so many steps! I'm sure the end result was super delish. It definitely looks super chewy and yummy. I'll be reaching in to my chocolate stash after typing this! (

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  3. OMG-those cookies were sooooooo worth it! I think I personally ate 20 of them. Then I took the few left to work and they were gone before I could even sit down! Crunchy, chewy, gooey, sooooo GLORIOUS! Thank you again :)

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  4. These look really amazing. I don't think I have the skills to pull off something so pretty! Hats off to you!

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  5. They look delicious!
    They are so cute with the chocolate drizzle.I'm glad you enjoyed this!

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  6. Love the drizzle! Love the cookies! Great job!!

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  7. Leela, it was surprising how easy the individual steps ended up being. the end product was difficult to handle due to the heat but they were totally worth it!

    Aliza, the surprising crunch of the cookie made this cookie for me. keep in mind, i did these steps during the course of 2 days so breaking it up like that makes it less intimidating.

    Erika, you're very welcome, thanks so much for hosting a great bbq! so glad you enjoyed them.

    Elizabeth, thank you, you are too kind.

    Isa, i think i was most excited about the challenge because i wasn't going to be the only one consuming. something about these gooey cookies called for some sharing amongst friends.

    Culinography, thank you so much.

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  8. oh wow this looks so YUM. are u sure it only takes 15 mins prep??? It'll probably take me at least 30 mins, and then i'd have to do it again cos i screwed it up the first time!

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  9. catty, well. i broke the steps down over the course of 2 days. i made the dough the night before and rolling it out and cutting them out was quick... baking them was also pretty fast... the coating in chocolate part took some time, only because it was hot as hades. i added more steps when i decided to drizzle with the white chocolate. my first few were not pretty either. :)

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  10. They look delicious!
    They are so cute with the chocolate drizzle.I'm glad you enjoyed this!

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  11. Leela, it was surprising how easy the individual steps ended up being. the end product was difficult to handle due to the heat but they were totally worth it!

    Aliza, the surprising crunch of the cookie made this cookie for me. keep in mind, i did these steps during the course of 2 days so breaking it up like that makes it less intimidating.

    Erika, you're very welcome, thanks so much for hosting a great bbq! so glad you enjoyed them.

    Elizabeth, thank you, you are too kind.

    Isa, i think i was most excited about the challenge because i wasn't going to be the only one consuming. something about these gooey cookies called for some sharing amongst friends.

    Culinography, thank you so much.

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