Mocha Marshmallow Cookies

Written by Tad. Posted in Cookies

I love caramel. I have been trying for years to make good cookies containing or tasting like caramel. I have tried caramelizing the sugar, which was a huge pain and changed the flavor but didn’t give that wonderful chew that caramel candy has. I bought caramel-flavored syrup, which was horrible. I added caramel ice cream sauce in place of maple syrup, which tasted good but I was not pleased with the texture. The best I have ever been able to do is buy a Peter’s caramel log from Cash and Carry, cut off pieces and plop one on top of each cookie a couple of minutes before they come out of the oven. This was especially fabulous with the coconut version of Tad’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies.

This recipe is fun because the marshmallows melt and caramelize while they bake.

Recipe adapted from: Raley’s/Nob Hill Magazine

Yield: 48

 Ingredients:

20 ounce chocolate chips, divided

1 cup butter

2 cups sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla

4 large eggs

3 cups flour, 13.5 ounces

2 tablespoon coffee grounds or espresso powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

3 cups miniature marshmallows

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Melt butter and 10 ounces of chocolate chips in microwave until melted but not hot. Stir to combine. Set aside.

3. Stir together sugar, eggs and vanilla until smooth and fluffy.

4. Stir in chocolate mixture.

5. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and coffee.

6. Combine butter mixture and flour mixture.

7. Stir in remaining chocolate chips and marshmallows.

8. Scoop onto prepared baking sheets.

9. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

Note:

The original recipe called for refrigerating the dough. When I did this, it came out hard as a rock. If you are going to refrigerate them, you need to scoop them first.

 

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Comments (13)

  • Taylor

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    These look incredible. Hilary is going to try making them tomorrow. I can’t wait to try them!

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  • hilary

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    I made them!

    http://instagr.am/p/IIxOHNk88A/

    Taylor says they’re possibly the best ever. I made them with melted chocolate chips and whole white chips. I love the texture of the dough! So fun! LYG

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    • Taylor

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      Absolutely my favorite so far!

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  • Deb

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    I love this!!! Was directed here by Hilary. +1 to google reader feed. Love you both!!

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    • tad

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      welcome and such a nice comment
      tad

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  • Whitney

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    I’m a friend of Hilary’s and whenever she brings in cookies (or caramel bars, or treats of any kind really) it totally makes my day! She brought these in this morning and I’m doing everything in my power not to RUN over to her desk and take 5 of them :) Love the blog and can’t wait to try this recipe!!

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    • tad

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      You are lucky to have Hilary there to provide you with treats. I will try to keep here inspired with good recipes, just for you!

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  • Kristen

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    AMAZING! some of the best cookies I have EVER eaten!

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  • Becca

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    I haven’t made these yet or the others to be honest. I waiting for a reason (baking cookies is a big deal at our place). But I have a question: butter in this recipe and shortening/butter combo in the last. How picky are you about this? Why not buttered flavored shortening ? And do you ever use that fake stuff called margarine in your cookie baking?

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    • tad

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      Good questions.
      1. My impression is that cookies made just with butter with tend to be flatter than if you use shortening or a combo. As I messed around with Tad’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies, I found that I liked they had a better texture and did not go quite so flat as when made just with butter. Each recipe with be different but generally I like butter better. I have never used butter-flavored shortening but can’t imagine it really tastes good. Margarine has more water than butter and oils, obviously, are different. I was always told not to substitute it for butter in cookies and i have no habit of buying it so i have never tried it. I just buy butter in 4 pound packs at Costco and bake away!

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  • Eli

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    I am actually eating these cookies right now. Great work!!!

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    • tad

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      Man, you are quick at trying them. Thanks for your nice comments.

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  • Sherry

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    I’ve made these cookies twice. I love them! I really liked the cookies that you made with tahini too. You have inspired me to use the jar of tahini that I have in my fridge!

    PS
    If you happen to have a spare bag around, I would love one!

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