While my computer is at the doctor’s office, I’ve got a a guest post to keep you entertained! Today we have a guest post from one of my favorite bloggers, Courtney! She was one of the first “healthy living” blogs I started reading. On her blog, she shares tid-bits from her daily life as well as amazing “healthified” recipes and most importantly… dessert!
Hey everyone! My name is Courtney and I blog over at Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life. When Liz approached me a couple of weeks ago asking if I would be interested in doing a guest post for her, I knew that there was no way I could turn her down. Liz and I both share quite the affinity for good food…especially when it’s on the sweet side.
I actually had quite a tough time trying to decide what I wanted to bake up for my guest post. If you’ve popped over and visited STSL anytime recently, then you’ve probably seen the abundance of cupcakes that have been coming out of my kitchen. I’m talkin’ cupcakes of all kinds…Chocolate PB Cup, Neapolitan with Ice Cream Frosting, Jelly-Filled Doughnut cupcakes…and the list goes on!
So finally, I decided on one thing…it was time for a break from the cupcakes. Enter: Chocolate Surprise Cookies.
I came across this recipe in my Martha Stewart Cookie cookbook recently and was instantly intrigued by the whole thing. So what better time to give ‘em a try, right? If you like chocolate, more chocolate, and gooey marshmallow, than this recipe is definitely for you. Even if you don’t…keep reading. You just may change your mind.
First, begin by sifting together your dry ingredients, and set them aside.
Next, beat together your butter and sugar until nice and fluffy.
Add in your egg,
and your vanilla, and mix well.
Next, add in your dry ingredients mixture, about ½ cup at a time.
Once you’ve got your dough combined,
use a medium ice cream/cookie scoop to drop dough onto your parchment-lined baking sheet.
While the cookies are baking, use this time to cut your marshmallows, in half, crosswise.
As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, press a marshmallow half into each one and allow to cook an additional 2 minutes.
Once the cookies are completely cooled, it’s time to make the frosting. In a microwave-safe bowl (or on the stove top) melt together your butter and cocoa powder.
Next, add the melted butter to your confectioners’ sugar, add your milk,
and whisk together until combined.
Spread about 1 tablespoon of frosting on top of each cookie to cover marshmallow. Try your best to allow them to settle, about 10 minutes…
But then you’re free to dig in!
The combination of the moist, chewy cookie, gooey marshmallow center, and sweet creamy frosting is an absolute winner. They were a huge hit for my family, so hopefully they will be the same for yours. ENJOY! J
Chocolate Surprise Cookies
(adapted from Martha Stewart’s COOKIES book)
- 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp coarse salt
- ½ cup (1 stick) butter, room temp
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- About 15 marshmallows, halved crosswise
- 3 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 6 tbsp butter, room temp
- ¼ cup plus 1 ½ tsp cocoa powder
- ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp milk
- ¾ tsp pure vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Make cookies: Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt into a bowl. Set aside.
- Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed; mix egg, milk, and vanilla. Mix in flour mixture, ½ cup at a time, until combined.
- Using an ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, about 2 inches apart. Bake cookies until firm, 8-10 minutes. Immediately press a marshmallow half on top of each cookie. Bake until marshmallows begin to melt, 2 minutes more. Let cool completely on sheets on wire racks.
- Make frosting: Put confectioners’ sugar in medium bowl. Melt butter with cocoa powder in saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Add butter mixture to the confectioners’ sugar. Whisk in milk and vanilla.
- Spread about 1 tbsp of frosting on top of each cookie to cover marshmallow. Let stand until set, about 10 minutes. ENJOY!