Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Surprise Cookies

Surprise Cookies 9-4-11

One day last week, our internet was down ALL day.  Thought I was going to go insane (not really).  During that time though, I actually got quite a lot done around the house that needed to be done.  I was also forced to look through some of my cookbooks, rather than play around on the world wide web.  ;)  While thumbing through Martha Stewart’s Cookies book, I stumbled upon some cookies called Surprise Cookies and kept going back to that page.  So I decided to make the cookies. 

I liked the cookies a lot more than I thought I was going to like them.  I ate more of them that I care to admit, here and there over the course of a few days.  The cookies are a perfectly textured soft chocolate cookie.  After a short stint in the oven, a marshmallow is placed on top of the cookie and it is baked for a few more minutes.  Once the cookies are cooled, the tops are frosted with a chocolate frosting to hide the marshmallow—hence the name Surprise.  The marshmallow became more like a filling.  I would even go so far as to say that the cookies were even better the next day.

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One of the reasons I decided on the Surprise Cookies was because I had a bag of star shaped marshmallows that were blue, pink and white and wanted to use them.

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  I thought it was fun to not know if you’d bite into a pink, blue or white filled surprise.

DSCF6832 You can find the recipe for these cookies at Martha Stewart's website.  The only thing I did different from her recipe is use 2% milk instead of whole milk in the cookies and the frosting, I also didn’t use the full amount of milk called for in the frosting recipe.  I just added the milk a tablespoon at a time until the frosting was the consistency I liked.  I really liked this frosting recipe.  It is simply made with melting butter and cocoa together and adding it to powdered sugar and some milk and a little vanilla.  In fact, I liked it so much that I made more and baked a yellow cake to frost it on.  We invited some family over for dessert Sunday night. 

Again, I really liked these cookies and will make them again for sure.

DSCF6817Surprise someone you love with these cookies sometime!

18 comments:

Lisa said...

Do you know there are chocolate flavored marshmallows too as well as chocolate mint ones? Knowing how much you love chocolate, I figure they would be just the right surprise to add to your cookies.

Zoe said...

What a nice surprise for these cookies! The marshmallows are very cute being star-shaped and it's so sad that they are easily available at our local supermarket.

Fallon said...

MM These cookies remind me of those mallow cookies. Love those!

I was actually looking for a recipe where I could use marshmallows.. this one will work perfectly!

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme said...

What a yummy cookie! Love the surprise filling.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

these make me SO hungry - they look amazing - perfectly chocolately!
Mary

basicallybaked said...

I made these back in March. They reminded me of my Grandma's chocolate sundae cookies. I remember liking the icing. Here's a link to my post about them. I love Lisa's idea of using chocolate marshamallows!!
http://basicallybaked.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/chocolate-surprise-cookies/
And here's a link to my Grandma's chocolate sundae cookies. http://basicallybaked.wordpress.com/2008/12/22/chocolate-sundae-cookies/

Delishhh said...

WOW these look amazing and so good.

Jennifer Lee said...

These looked so good that we made them this afternoon. Your cookies look soft and moist and yummy. Mine were, sadly, disappointingly dry. But I loved the marshmallow surprise and the frosting was perfect with them. I will try them again and see if I can help out the cookie with some sour cream.

Cindy said...

This was one of the first recipes I featured on my blog. It is a delicious goodie. Like the colored marshmallows.

Katrina said...

Jennifer,
Sorry your cookies turned out dry. I think after the first batch, which I should have mentioned, I only baked them 6-7 minutes, then with the mallow on them only another 1-2 minutes. Though the first batch wasn't dry either. I hate when that happens. But yes, try a little sour cream or buttermilk possibly.
Thanks for stopping by.

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

These are really cute! Any kid would love them.

Barbara Bakes said...

I've made these cookies before too, but not with the colored marshmallows. So much more fun. Now I'm thinking about making them for Christmas with the Christmas colored marshmallows. http://barbarabakes.com/2008/07/martha-stewart-surprise-cookies/ Thanks for the great idea!

Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} said...

Those look delicious and I would definitely have a problem snacking on those throughout the day!

jillbert said...

They look great, especially with the colored marshmallows! I need to crack open my copy of MS's Cookies more often.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

The marshmallow surprise would make me very happy!!!

Elissa said...

Hey Katrina, I saw this post a few days ago, and we had our annual ward BBQ last night and Jonathan showed me chocolate cookie, and he was like "look it has a suprise inside". It made me laugh because I am sure someone else made your cookies for the event, your influence is still felt here in Kansas. They were very tasty.

Valerie said...

When am I going to learn not to come here when I'm craving sugar??? They look so good.

Tracey said...

When we lost power during a hurricane recently I did not handle the no internet situation well :) Love these cookies - the marshmallows are such a nice addition!