Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Cookies recipe

Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies recipe :

For Oscar night, we threw a “Oscar-themed” party.  (We know, this is SOOOO late.)  But some of the things we made for that night were so delicious (and witty, if we do say so ourselves) that we thought it was still worth sharing.  Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Cookies

We chose  a few out of the 10 best picture nominees and made a food item based on the film.  For Black Swan, we made a homemade mallomars, a white fluffy marshmallow on the inside covered with dark chocolate on the outside (get it?!).  They were surprisingly easy to make and one of the first treats to get gobbled up.Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies

Chocolate-Covered Marshmallow Cookies recipe (from Everyday Food)

Makes 18

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for working

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour (spooned and leveled)

1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature

3 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar

1 large egg

9 large marshmallows, halved

9 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar on high, scraping down bowl as needed, until light, 4 minutes. Add egg and beat to combine, scraping down bowl as needed. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture and beat until combined.

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls, 3 inches apart, onto two parchment-lined baking sheets. With the bottom of a measuring cup dipped in flour, flatten cookies to 2 inches in diameter. Bake until dry and set, about 7 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Remove from oven and top each cookie with a marshmallow half. Bake until marshmallows are soft, 2 minutes.

Remove from oven and, with a metal spatula, gently flatten each marshmallow. Let cookies cool completely on sheets on wire racks. Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted, 2 minutes. Remove bowl from pan. Place one cookie at a time on tines of a fork (below), submerge in chocolate, then tap fork on edge of bowl to remove excess. Place on wire rack set over a baking sheet. Let cookies set in refrigerator, about 10 minutes.

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