One of my absolute favorite cookies...

by Divine Domesticity on August 17th, 2008

Martha Stewart's Surprise Cookies. The cookie itself is chocolaty and moist. On top is gooey marshmallow with a smooth topper of chocolate frosting. Make them. Love them.

Surprise Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
12 large marshmallows, cut in half horizontally

1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

2. 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.

3. Using a tablespoon or 1 3/4-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.

4. 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 1/2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

5. Spread about 1 tablespoon of frosting over each marshmallow, starting in the center and continuing outward until marshmallow is covered.

Chocolate Frosting
3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1. Place confectioners’ sugar in a medium bowl. Whisk in butter and cocoa powder. Add milk and vanilla, and whisk until well combined.

Recipe from Martha Stewart Kids magazine


Culinarily Obsessed said...

yeah..they are pretty fantastic. Can't believe I've only made them once. Shame on me!

Anonymous said...

I think I just gained a pound looking at these.

Kimmy said...

Parker . . . I've been lurking here ever since the Doggy Daze of Summer blogging contests and I must say, yours is the best recipe blogs I've ever come across. Plus, you add personal glimpses now and then too, which makes it all that much more interesting.
But . . . I just HAD to tell you how fabulous these cookies are! Oh my word. I just made my second batch this morning and they definitely are a family favorite now.
Hope all goes well for you as you anticipate the arrival of your daughter. I read somewhere on the blog that you were having some naming issues. Since we are done having children, as of August 17, 2007 (see my blog for more info), I can let you know three of our top girls' names: Cassandra Renae Elise; Renessa Paige Elise; Ksenia (pronounced Cassenya) Renae Elise. I just thought those might give you some options. I loved naming my babies and am sorry that I don't get to do it again.

Sonja said...

This was my Valentine's Day gift to my husband and son. Late Saturday night I took a chance and tried these out. At first, I wasn't wild about them - I wasn't sure about the marshmellow. And they didn't look exactly like yours. My frosting wasn't as dark and silky looking and I became convinced that my confectioners sugar was old. But something happened to them over night - and by Sunday night - they were gone!! I will definitely be making these again!

Valerie said...

I've had this recipe from Martha's book for quite a while, but haven't made it yet. Your photo looks sooo good and makes me want to make them now.