Monday, June 4, 2012

Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies

Usually I buy a bag of marshmallows and use some of them and forget that I have them, eventually they go stale. Unless it’s winter when I put them in cocoa, but it’s been a little too warm for that! So this time after making the Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies, I planned to make these cookies to use up all of the marshmallows. How frugal of me, huh?

These cookies contain corn syrup, which I think helps them be chewy and pliable, but some folks don’t like corn syrup. If you’re in that camp, feel free to use honey or golden syrup instead. It should work just fine. The chocolate cookies for these sandwiches are just the most perfect looking cookies ever. You could make them for any occasion and will them with almost anything: raspberry jam, Nutella, anything! Just make sure you make an even number of cookies and that they are similarly sized.

Microwaving the marshmallows so that they are just right is a bit of an art, but I found 15 seconds to be about right. The marshmallows bet big and puffy as they get warm, which is kind of fun to watch. I found that a whole marshmallow was a bit too much, so I cut the marshmallows in half and that was better. Once you top the marshmallow with another cookie, let these set until the marshmallows are no longer soft and sticky. You need to eat these the day you make them or the next day, but they’re pretty tasty so I doubt that will be a problem for you!

2/3 cup butter, room temperature
1-1/4 cups sugar
¼ light corn syrup
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
½ cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
Large marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats.

In a large mixer bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in the corn syrup, egg, and vanilla. In a small bowl stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture. Refrigerate the dough for about 15 minutes.

Shape the dough into small balls. Roll the balls into sugar and place on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Allow to cool before assembling sandwiches.

To make the sandwiches, place cookies flat side up on a microwaveable place. Top with half of a marshmallow and microwave for about 15 seconds. Immediately top with another cookie. Allow to set.

Recipe from Favorite Brand Name Cookie Collection

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