Wednesday, February 20, 2013

April's A to Z Challenge!

I'm doing it again!  Do you have a blog and want a challenge too?

A to Z Challenge

And She Created Marshmallow Mess and Declared it Good!

Following dinner this evening, I had a two year face look up at me and say, "Mommy, you make cookies now?"  How could I say no?  usually I make Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip cookies, but alas, no brown sugar and no molasses to make, think mommy, think....aha, the 'inter-webs' shall save the day!  So, I found a chocolate chip cookie recipe that would also incorporate half a bag of marshmallows I came across.  Only, of course, I just used it as a general guide, pretty much doing whatever i felt like, so it became my own creation of sorts.  So, here is what I came up....not too bad, even though i did put in a bit more salt than was called for.  1/4 tsp was called for......i having little hands helping me, put in a full teaspoon.  Oh well, right?

1/2 c butter
1 c Chocolate Chips (or whatever you happen to have left from your last recipe)
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt (or whatever)
1 c nuts (recipe called for walnuts, i had almonds...whatever)
mini marshmallows

Preheat to 400.  Melt the butter and half the chocolate chips over low heat.  Stir frequently.  Remove from heat.  Add sugar, vanilla, and eggs.  Mix.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder.  Add the liquid mix to the flour mix.  Mix well.  Add remaining chocolate chips and nuts.  Fold in the mini marshmallows.  Drop in heaping teaspoons (use an ice-cream scoop) on un-greased cookie sheet.  They will double in size so make sure there is room between them.  Bake 9 minutes.  Allow to cool for 5-6 minutes before trying to get them off the cookie sheet.  I personally thought they were going to be questionable, but they weren't bad and because the marshmallows puff up so much and then basically leave hollow spots, they weren't a very heavy cookie at all.  The kids loved them too!