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