I never liked chocolate cookies before I started baking them myself. When you make them from scratch, the chocolate seems more intense and flavorful, plus it's really delicious to eat them when they're still warm. These cookies were lovely. The marshmallow surprise and chocolate topping sets them apart from the countless of other chocolate cookie recipes I've tried. Rating: 4 out of 5.
Surprise Cookies: Martha Stewart - Cookies
Ingredients: Makes 2 dozen
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 12 large marshmallows, cut in half horizontally
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons (¼ stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- ⅛ cup cocoa powder
- ⅛ cup milk
- ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
- 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.
- Using a tablespoon or 1 ¾-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.
- 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 ½ minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
- To make frosting: place confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl. Whisk in butter and cocoa powder. Add milk and vanilla, and whisk until well combined.
- Spread about 1 tablespoon of frosting over each marshmallow, starting in the center and continuing outward until marshmallow is covered.
chocolate frosting made them that much chewier!