27 July 2009

The Daring Bakers: Mallows

So, I should have written this post a while ago and just post dated it, but I didn't so I'm going to have to do my best to remember my experience making these cookies. I did this challenge the day it was announced (which is pretty unusual for me since I'm such a procrastinator) because it was a Dessert Wednesday anyway and these cookies just looked so good!

The cookies consists of three parts: the cookie base, the marshmall ow filling, and the chocolate coating. The recipe says the cookie base is supposed to be cut with a 1- 1 1/2 inch cookie cutter, which I don't have, so I used the wide end of one of my piping tips, which I measured at 1 inch. This cut probably 200 cookies. Maybe I rolled the dough out too thin, I don't know, but it just made way too many, so we've still got a freezer bag full of naked cookie bases waiting to be used for something else.

This was my second attempt at some sort of homemade marshmallows and I think it went well. Make no mistake, it was a sticky mess, but it sure tasted good.

In the end I had almost 100 completely finished cookies, but they were small so it wasn't too bad. This was a great challenge, but I probably won't make these again. They were good, but I'm not sure they were good enough to be worth the hassle.
The July Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network.


Lindsey Hicks said...

oooh I had one of those and it was wonderful. Thanks Hillary!

Bree said...

Yum Yum! Maybe I'll try this one when I get home to my parents...since they actually have freezer space and piping tips. ;)

Thister said...


I need to call you, and so I will! :)

Bree said...
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Bree said...

Yeah, that one above was me. I published and then realized I didn't put the link in. Here's what I wrote:

I just saw this on the Fail Blog and it really made me laugh, I thought of your stint at Disneyworld and how much we both love Beauty and the Beast and thought you'd enjoy it!

New and a bit...alarming??

Oh, that poor guy!