Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies

Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Peanut butter and jelly. Peaches and cream. Cinnamon and raisins. Peppermint and chocolate!  

The duo from heaven. Or at least the chocolate gods. I could eat these cookies all day. I think my 4 year stole at least 5 of these when I baked them this Sunday. Every time I turned around a cookie was missing from the cooling rack.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

My baby has got some sly sticky fingers! And great taste!

Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

These super chocolaty cookies are filled with fudgy goodness and a near brownie texture, with a lightly crisp exterior and a super moist and sticky interior. And the sweet sticky peppermint marshmallows add all the gooey appeal a 4 year old (and mommy) craves!

Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I dare you not to eat more than one of these cookies!

Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies
Ingredients:
3 cups flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tb instant coffee granules
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
8 oz peppermint marshmallows, frozen

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400F.

In a medium bowl whisk the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda together and set aside.

Cream together the butter and sugars in a stand mixer until light and fluffy.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Add the eggs, vanilla extract and instant coffee granules and beat well.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Add half the flour mixture and scrape down the sides of the bowl.

 Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Slowly best in the remaining flour mixture until combined.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner and lightly spray it with cooking spray.
Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out a 2 Tb portion of cookie dough and stuff 5 frozen marshmallows in the center. Fold the cookie dough around the cold marshmallows and roll to smooth.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Place two inches apart on the prepared baking sheet and top each with 5 chocolate chips.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Bake at 400F for 8-10 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Serve immediately or refrigerate leftovers in a covered container.
For an extra gooey treat, reheat cookies in the microwave for 10 seconds and serve with cold milk.

Makes 44 cookies.

Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

*Derived from Kelly’s recipe at Smart School House!

What is your favorite flavor duo?

Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Number of servings: 44

Per Serving 154 calories

Fat 6 g

Carbs 24 g

Protein 2 g

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Double Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cookies

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 4

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tb instant coffee granules
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 8 oz peppermint marshmallows, frozen

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda together and set aside.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugars in a stand mixer until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the eggs, vanilla extract and instant coffee granules and beat well.
  5. Add half the flour mixture and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Slowly best in the remaining flour mixture until combined.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner and lightly spray it with cooking spray. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop out a 2 Tb portion of cookie dough and stuff 5 frozen marshmallows in the center. Fold the cookie dough around the cold marshmallows and roll to smooth.
  7. Place two inches apart on the prepared baking sheet and top each with 5 chocolate chips.
  8. Bake at 400F for 8-10 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

 

 

S’mores Cookies – #SRC

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I am so missing camping right now!!! We haven’t gone out all season and the Summer is fast approaching as California seemed to have completely bypassed Spring. Planning for a new baby is keeping us plenty busy on the weekends that I haven’t even booked a quick three day trip. 🙁

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So it’s no wonder when I ran across these S’mores Cookies from Heather’s blog at Join Us, Pull Up A Chair that these are what I dove in to. I’m bringing the camping to us! This girl had so many cookies on her blog that I almost didn’t know what to choose. But the gooey marshmallows and sweet chocolate beckoned me to this particular recipe.

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You see, I’m in this secret club…shhh…it’s a secret. It’s called The Secret Recipe Club. In this club we get assigned a top secret blog and our job is to find a yummy recipe from their blog and share it. But they don’t know until “share day”. (Are you having Kindergarten flash backs too?)

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Yup, these S’mores Cookies are heavenly. I only made a couple slight changes. I used Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Chips, because we all know the good “fight for the biggest chunk of candy bar” deal with the kids around the campfire-and it’s gotta be a Hershey bar. And I’ve had stock of Golden Graham cereal due to my cereal cravings, so I just had to throw those in as the grahams, and no messy crushing was needed because my stand mixer did it all. Oh, and I threw in some extra marshmallows for some extra gooeyness.

Eat these babies fresh out of the oven and who needs a campfire!?!

Ingredients: (I doubled my recipe in the photos, but all ingredients below are for a single batch of 32 cookies)
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup coarsely chopped graham crackers (2 full sized sheets) or 1 cup graham cereal
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips
1 3/4 cups mini marshmallows

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Directions:
First cream together your butter and sugars in a large stand mixer until fluffy.
Add in the egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated.

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Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Add half the flour mixture and beat until dough comes off sides. Beat in the remaining flour mixture.

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Add the crushed graham crackers or graham cereal and mix again, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

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Stir or lightly beat in the chocolate chips.

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Using a 2 Tb cookie scoop or large spoon, scoop out the cookie dough and press 4 marshmallows into the center of each with your thumb, letting the dough come up over the sides of the scoop.

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Press the dough around the marshmallows to seal them inside. Set the cookie dough ball on a lined cookie sheet and continue with the remaining cookie dough, making about 3 dozen cookies.

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Refrigerate dough balls for 2 hours or until needed, or freeze for 10 minutes until ready to bake. I did the freezer method, because I had to get these cookies ready for a Mother’s Day lunch. Yes, that’s me, baking on my own Mother’s Day while my family sleeps in. (On a side note, if you are doubling this recipe, you may need to return the dough to the refrigerator for a bit after you’ve made half, as the dough gets a bit sticky to work with at this point.)

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Preheat your oven to 350F. Place cookies evenly spaced apart, placing 12 cookies on each cookie sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes until set.

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Let cool on the cookie sheet at least 10 minutes to allow the center to continue cooking before carefully transferring to a rack to cook completely. Or heck, just dig in to those babies-you know you want to!

And make sure to check out Heather’s blog!

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S’mores Cookies

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Number of servings: 32

Per Serving 182 calories

Fat 8 g

Carbs 26 g

Protein 2 g

32


S’mores Cookies

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 5

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped graham crackers (2 full sized sheets) or 1 cup graham cereal
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. First cream together your butter and sugars in a large stand mixer until fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Add half the flour mixture and beat until dough comes off sides. Beat in the remaining flour mixture.
  3. Add the crushed graham crackers or graham cereal and mix again, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Stir or lightly beat in the chocolate chips.
  4. Using a 2 Tb cookie scoop or large spoon, scoop out the cookie dough and press 4 marshmallows into the center of each with your thumb, letting the dough come up over the sides of the scoop. Press the dough around the marshmallows to seal them inside. Set the cookie dough ball on a lined cookie sheet and continue with the remaining cookie dough, making about 3 dozen cookies.
  5. Refrigerate dough balls for 2 hours or until needed, or freeze for 10 minutes until ready to bake.
  6. Preheat your oven to 350F. Place cookies evenly spaced apart, placing 12 cookies on each cookie sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes until set.
  7. Let cool on the cookie sheet at least 10 minutes to allow the center to continue cooking before carefully transferring to a rack to cook completely.