Friday, July 8, 2011

Monster Marshmallow Cookies

These cookies may try your patience unless you don't expect as much from your cookies as I do.
I like my cookies to behave nicely in the oven & come off the pan easily. These cookies will not unless you hide the marshmallows inside the dough. It takes a little extra time but well worth the lack of aggravation when you try to pry the sticky, gooey mess off your cookie sheet. Another hint: if you happen to be the lucky owner of a Pampered Chef large serving spatula you should definitely dig it out of the drawer.
I should mention, in the cookie's defense, that these are some of the best cookies I have ever made!
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Yield: 4 dozen
Source: Food Network
Ingredients:
Cookies
2 c flour
1 t baking pwd
1/2 t baking soda
1 c unsalted butter - softened
1 c sugar
1 c br sugar
2 lg eggs
1 T vanilla extract
2 c quick-cooking oats
1 1/4 c crispy rice cereal
1 c milk chocolate chips
1 c pecans - coarsely chopped
1 c miniature marshmallows
Topping
1/2 c milk chocolate chips
1/2 c miniature marshmallows
2 T half-n-half
1/3 c pecans - finely chopped (optional)
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350º. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Combine the first 3 ingredients, set aside.
Beat the butter & sugars in large mixing bowl until fluffy.
Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients until combined.
Stir in the remaining ingredients.
Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto the baking sheets, about 3 inches apart.
Make sure no marshmallows are visible in dough balls.
Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes.
Cool on baking sheet for one minute.
Transfer to racks to cool.
Topping:
Combine all the topping ingredients except the nuts in a saucepan over medium heat; cook, stirring, until the mixture is smooth, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat. Stir in the pecans.
*Topping will be smoother & easier to drizzle without the addition of pecans. (duh!)
Drizzle the chocolate mixture over the cookies and let set, about 4 hours.

Nutritional facts (daily value): Calories 5367kcal; Protein 81g (162%); Total Fat 311g (479%)(Sat. 131g (655%)); Chol. 911mg (304%); Carb. 585g (195%); Fiber 37g (147%); Sugars 256g; Calcium 337mg (34%); Iron 24mg (134%)