Chocolate Clouds

May 29, 2010

In the month of May, Meeshie’s school celebrates summer birthdays. So, this past Monday we brought in her birthday treat.

Do you know what you want me to make?

I’m not sure but I’m kinda cake popped out.

Great. I was actually prepared to make some tie-died cake pops, too.

So between the two of us, she decided on some chocolate cookies with marshmallow in the center. These cookies taste like brownie bites and are totally worth the little extra work. The marshmallow must be kept in the freezer so it won’t get tacky while you assemble the cookie. As a matter of fact, while I was waiting for the oven, I stuck the assembled cookie in the freezer for good measure. Most of the marshmallow melts inside of the cookie and gives it that brownie consistency.

Chocolate Clouds
  • 3 C Flour
  • 2/3 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 t Baking Soda
  • 1 C Sugar
  • 1 C Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 C Butter, softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 t Vanilla
  • 2 C (12 oz) Miniature Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • 8 oz Miniature Marshmallows, frozen

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Keep the marshmallows in the freezer until you are ready to assemble.  In a medium bowl combine the flour, cocoa and baking soda.  Set aside.  Combine the sugars in a large bowl.  Add the butter to the sugars and blend.  Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.

Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture.  Add the chocolate chips  blending until combined.  The dough will be very stiff.  Gather 4-5 frozen marshmallows  in the palm of your hand and cover them with heaping spoonful of dough.  Wrap the dough around the marshmallows, completely encasing them and form in a 2 inch diameter dough ball.  I actually take the dough and flatten it in my palm, place the marshmallow inside and then close the dough. 

Place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Cool on the pan for at least 2 minutes before transferring to a cooking rack.

And yes I know that it is unusual that Meeshie’s school still allows homemade treats.  Not many do.  I’m actually not sure about the policy at her school myself.  I just always bring in treats for the office too and they’ve never said no.  She has only one more year at this school and I’m really going to miss the office staff.  Those ladies are so sweet.

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