These chocolate puffs are not even close to perfect in appearance as those bought ones were..but they sure taste good!
When I cut one to show you what the inside of the cookie looked like, the chocolate shell cracked just like the bought ones did when cut in half. This is a small recipe so no worries about having to store them although I think they would freeze well.
Here's the recipe..
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 level tablespoons butter, softened
- 3 level tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 6 large marshmallows, cut in half
- Strawberry jam
- 10 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped..I used good quality chocolate bars, 5 oz of dark chocolate and 5 ounces of milk chocolate. You can use what you prefer.
- In a medium size bowl whisk together both flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Using your mixer, cream butter and sugar until light, beat in egg.
- Add flour mixture and mix till combined.
- Drop by spoonfuls on a parchment lined baking sheet. Dip the bottom of a cup in flour and press down the cookies to flatten them.
- Bake at 350º for 9 minutes.
- Remove from oven and top each cookie with a dab of strawberry jam and place a marshmallow half on top.
- Bake another 2 minutes till marshmallows have softened.
- Remove cookies from oven and using a metal spatula gently press down each marshmallow.
- Allow cookies to cool.
- For chocolate coating, place chopped up chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of hot simmering water. Stir until melted.
- Place one cookie at a time in the chocolate, using a spoon cover the cookies with chocolate, lift up cookie with a fork and tap on the edge of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place cookies on a wire rack set over a baking sheet. Cool cookies in fridge to allow chocolate to harden. This takes approx 15 minutes.
- Yields: 1 dozen delicious puffs