Monday, February 14, 2005

wasn't satisfied with the previously posted gingerbread with milk chocolate so i made my baby valentines something else. they've been clamoring for these since they saw the picture from the glammy mommy Mrs. Fields' "cookie book." these are "jessica's marshmallow clouds"--a marshmallow filling enrobed with chocolate chip studded chocolate cookie dough. sweets for my sweets.

preheat oven to 400F. have butter and eggs at room temperature. freeze 8 ozs. of mini marshmallows.

mix cookie dough: whisk well 3 cups of all purpose flour, 2/3 cup Dutch-processed cocoa, and 1/2 tsp. baking soda.
cream 1 cup of salted butter with 1 cup of white sugar and 1 cup of lightly packed light brown sugar. scrape down sides of bowl and add 2 eggs one at a time and 2 tsps. of vanilla extract, scraping down sides of bowl and beater often.
mix in flour mixture and 2 cups of Ghirardelli double chocolate chips.
working with a cup of frozen marshmallows at a time, keeping the rest frozen, form a ball of cookie dough. make an indentation and put in 4-5 marshmallows. encase in cookie dough, forming balls about 2-3 inches in diameter and set on ungreased cookie sheets, well apart. bake around 10 minutes, depending on your oven. watch closely! so that the chocolate chips don't get scorched. cool in sheets on racks, 10 minutes, then gently lift into racks and cool completely.
my kids love to dunk them in... a frosty glass of MILK.