Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wicked Wednesday Wrecipes

I got this recipe of Martha Stewart’s site- it came up as a Cookie-of-the-day newsletter. They came out very good when all was said & done; I would say that the frosting recipe needs a little work- mine came out a bit grainy from what I think are minute flecks of butter due to the technique of the recipe, not so much the ingredients. That said, I followed the directions exactly for both parts and made no substitutions. (But OMG! I just did the most stupidest thing with a frozen pizza!!!!) Here’s the link to Martha’s Recipe.

Surprise Cookies

  • 1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 large marshmallows, cut in half horizontally
  • Chocolate Frosting (recipe follows)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In another bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light & fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg, milk and vanilla and beat until well combined. Add reserved flour mixture; mix on low speed until combinedsurprise cookies1
  3. Using a tablespoon or 1-3/4” ice cream scoop, drop dough onto ungreased or parchment lined baking sheets about 2” apart. bake until cookies begin to spread and become firm, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Remove baking sheets from oven and immediately place a marshmallow half, cut side down, on top of each cookie, pressing down slightly. Return to oven and continue baking until marshmallows begin to melt, 2 to 2-1/2 minutes. Transfer cookies to baking rack to cool completely before frosting.surprise cookies2
  5. Spread about 1 TBSP of frosting over each marshmallow, starting in center and spreading outward until marshmallow is covered.

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Chocolate Frosting For Surprise Cookies

  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 4 TBSP (1/2 stick) butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp 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.

My cookies came out taller. I did pat down the tops of each marshmallow as I took them out to cool. My frosting is not nearly as shiny as hers. Maybe her stylists took the photo of freshly frosted cookies? They tasted great, though. If I make them again, I might make a ganache with milk chocolate and a bit of corn syrup for shine, instead of her frosting.

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