Here’s another easy recipe for Halloween. I know there are other things far more revolting, but it’s pretty disgusting if a bird shat on a cookie you were about to pop into your mouth. Would you eat a bird poop cookie?
Come on, I dare ya!
If you couldn’t tell by now, these cookies started out as a failed experiment. These were intended to be Rocky Road Cookies, a play on my Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Cookie recipe.
I just wanted to see what would happen if you’d stuck a mini marshmallow in the middle of each cookie before baking. As you can see, you’ll be rewarded with chocolate cookies that have melted marshmallows, slightly toasted in their centres.
If you park your car under a tree at work like I do, you’ll recognise these white-ringed brown splotches. So, with a little imagination, a failed baked emerges as a new Halloween treat! Says quite a bit about my imagination, right?
- 125g butter, softened
- 125g dark chocolate (70% cocoa)
- 80g brown sugar
- 60g caster sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 150g all-purpose flour
- 30g cocoa
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 200g walnuts, crushed in a resealable plastic bag or chopped
- Mini marshmallows
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F). Line your sheet pans with baking paper.
Step 2: Melt the chocolate in a microwave in 30-second intervals so you don’t burn it. Stir between each interval. Let the melted chocolate cool.
Step 3: Cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and salt until the mixture is light and fluffy. Add the melted chocolate and mix in.
Step 4: Sift in the flour, cocoa, and baking soda, and mix those in.
Step 5: Stir the walnut bits into the dough.
Step 6: Roll tablespoon-portions of the dough into balls and place them on the sheet pan about 2 inches apart. Use a a disher if you have one. Then, just stub a mini marshmallow into the centre of each dough ball.
Bake each tray for 15 minutes, or until the marshmallows are completely melted and the centres are slightly toasted.
Just a presentation suggestion: if you’re planning to serve these cookies at a party, hang a bunch of paper cranes above them.