Monday, December 31, 2012

Cream Filled Cookies

It's been a while since I posted on here, I guess I've been slacking.  And surprise, it's a dessert!  These are seriously awesome cookies though.  These cookies are pretty easy, and super tasty too.  I bet kids would love them.  They are a basic chocolate cookie, with a marshmallow-cream filling.

Makes about 12 cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour (maybe a little more, add more if cookies are flat)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
Cream Filling:
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 jar marshmallow cream
optional - cream or milk

Heat oven to 400, and grease a cookie sheet.
Cream 1/2 cup of butter and white sugar together in a mixing bowl.  Add egg, evaporated milk, and vanilla.  Mix well.
Dry bowl:  mix flour, salt, cocoa powder, baking soda, and baking powder.  Add this dry mix slowly to the sugar mix while stirring.  Don't overmix it though--only mix it until your ingredients just combine.
Drop dough onto cookie sheet in rounded balls, but leave a good 2 or 3 inches between cookies, they will spread out significantly while they cook.  Use smaller balls if you want smaller cookies.
Bake cookies for 6-8 minutes, they shouldn't be mushy when you feel them.  Let cookies cool before filling, or the cream filling will melt.
Marshmallow filling:  In a medium bowl, blend cream filling ingredients.  If this mix is too dry, you can add a cream to moisten it up a bit--whipping cream, half and half, and even milk will work.  Mix or whip until smooth.
Fill cookies with cream, and see how long they last!