Let's Bake with Puteri & I
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 surprise cookies

tomorrow is thursday, also a public holiday for the country. for those who dunno, its inconjunction with the installation of the sultan of terengganu, sultan mizan zainal abidin as malaysia's 13th yang di-pertuan agong (king).

thus we decided to bake surprise cookies, a kids' cookie recipe by martha stewart. more over we haven't bake cookies for quite some time already. i have tasted one juz now and hmm... its yummy... and of course, sweettt ;)

as you could see, the cookies were topped with chocolate frosting. while the surprise was the marshmallow, that was actually covered with chocolate frosting. great!

and here's the recipe...

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 degrees;. 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*.

*chocolate frosting for surprise cookies:

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.

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

happy baking! and yes... do not hesitate to share with us of how's yours turn-up :P

p/s by the time i post this, puteri already fast asleep :D

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