It all started with a picture I’ve seen on Pinterest. Unfortunately it wasn’t a very successful search since the image took me to a series of tumblr blogs but the recipe was nowhere to be found.
And I do remember I’ve read the recipe last year, but I can not remember where. There were these gooey cookies topped with chocolate and marshmallows and the photos were gorgeous! You could see the oozing chocolate underneath the puffed marshmallow. Way better than my photos but it is as close as I could get recreating the photo I remember. (If you know what photos I’m talking about please tell me so I can link to the original source) updated – the original photos can be found here
With the photo in mind I starting developing the cookies : I imagined a soft brownie cookie, topped with gooey, oozing chocolate and marshmallows. I’ve made brownie cookies in the past so it wasn’t that hard to make some, but this time I want something a little different, something more Hot Chocolate-ish. So I added some hot chocolate powder to the cookie dough. Oh, it gave the cookies an even deeper chocolate flavor. The cookie turned out soft and fudgy, rich in chocolate just like I imagined them.
Now the fun part was adding the chocolate and the marshmallow on top. And it was fun, with lots of ruined cookies to taste-test. I started with two squares (which is more of a rectangle) of chocolate and one big marshmallow which turned out to be a total mess. The chocolate would melt completely before the marshmallow puffed.
The second time I added just two squares and half of a marshmallow but it sort of slide from the top on the cookie onto the baking sheet.
The third time I halved the big marshmallows and soft of pushed one square on chocolate inside the halved marshmallow, which turned out to be the way to go.
A quick advice : work with just 4-6 cookies at a time. It’s so easy to ruin them when you’re trying to place the chocolate-marshmallow on top in a record time. It may take longer to finish all the cookies, but you’ll be more successful.
And if all fails, have some mini marshmallows on hand, for plan B.
After my first two attempts I soft of given up so I baked few cookies, topped them with mini marshmallows and drizzled some melted chocolate on top.
Now it’s up to you to decide which cookies you’d like to WOW your guests with. Keep in mind you have to work fast to serve the cookies while the chocolate is still oozing or you can just serve them cold like I did (sorry mommy friends)
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Did you know today is National Chocolate Day? You didn’t? Now you do!
And since I LOVE chocolate I’m giving away some of my favorite chocolate: 6 Green and Black’s Organic Chocolate bars and 1 container of Hot Chocolate Powder
Green & Black’s offers a wide variety of different chocolates. From the most popular milk chocolate to white and dark bars : 70% and 85% plus lots of other bars like mint, espresso, ginger and even baking chocolate.
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* I received 4 chocolate bars and 1 container of hot chocolate powder to use in my recipe. I was not compensated for this post, opinions being all mine.
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