It's time for another Dessert Challenge! I love these challenges because I am inspired to create simple recipe for a dessert with the ingredient combinations. The Dessert challenge was created by Sheryl from Lady Behind the Curtain. This month's ingredients were cocoa (or chcolate pudding) and marshmallows! What a perfect combination for the month of January! There were so many things I would love to make with these. I decided to develop a recipe for Cocoa Cookies with Marshmallow Icing.
Cocoa Cookies with Marshmallow Icing
½ cup butter, softened 1 cup powdered sugar 1/1/2 cups flour ½ cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cocoa powder (= 4 teaspoons) 1 egg Pre-heat oven to 375°. In a bowl, mix together softened butter and granulated sugar and egg. Add flour and powdered sugar and cocoa. I would suggest using a mixer to blend well. Roll into one inch balls and press lightly onto greased or lined cookie sheet Bake on cookie sheet at 375° for 11-13 minutes. Frost with icing, when cool.
¼ cup butter, softened (margarine ok) 2 cups powdered sugar 1 cup marshmallow creme 1-2 tablespoons milk Beat the butter in a mixer on low and slowly add powdered sugar. Add marshmallow creme and milk until desired consistency is reached. I wanted a thicker icing to use a decorator tube, but these could also have been drizzled with a thinner icing by adding a little more milk. The cookies are light and soft and the marshmallow frosting is a nice complement to the chocolate. To find out more about this challenge, click on the button below: What cocoa and marshmallow dessert would you like to see? Check out the other great recipes from the challenge here: