Wednesday, October 21, 2009

happy birthday

Today is Grama Bama's birthday. It is also Aunt Jenny's birthday. In their honor, I made birthday cookies. Stick a candle in it and you are allowed to add the word birthday in front. Pizza with a candle in it...birthday pizza. Twinkie with a candle in it...birthday Twinkie. I knew the only way I was going to get Danny to sing to them would be for it to all end with him blowing out a candle. So there you have it. Birthday cookies. (Plus, the big honkin' marshmallow on top makes the candles stand up quite nicely.)

Happy birthday, y'all! Your cookies were delicious. Wish you were here to taste them. Here's the recipe in case you'd like to.

Birthday Cookies

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

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.

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; beat until well combined. Add reserved flour mixture; mix on low speed until combined.

Using a tablespoon or 1 3/4 inch ice cream scoop, drop onto ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until cookies begin to spread and become firm, 10 to 12 minutes.

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 begin to melt, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

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

Makes about 24 cookies.

(To make them live up to their name, add sprinkles and a candle.)


Anonymous said...

Yum! Everyday is somebody's birthday! So these cookies never have calories or carbs or whatever you are counting! Thanks! I won't even change the recipe! :) My favorite sandwich bakery place calls these Marshmallow Brownie cookies (but they use the marshmallow in a jar I think). I pay a lot of money for one of these little pieces of heaven, and now I can make my own and eat 24 of them, calorie free! You are the best! Maybe we should take some for the Cruise? Suzy

Cathy said...

We could take some for The Cruise, but they don't travel well because of the frosting. Marshmallow in a jar? That makes my teeth hurt just thinking about it.