I love cookies that you can change up to fit a holiday or event. These surprise cookies are supposed to have marshmallows inside but I have yet to even try that option. I've made them twice and the first time I used caramel filled chocolate candies and the second time I used peppermint patties. the possibilities are endless.
Press the candy or marshmallows into the hot cookie while they are still on the cookie sheet.
After they've cooled you can frost them. Sorry for the lack of picture for that step.
Yum! These caramel filled cookies were so good.
The cookie portion is not overly sweet so you won't get sugared out when you eat these. The sweetness is in the candy or marshmallow and the frosting. I cooked these on the lower end of the suggested time. 12 minutes worked perfectly for me but your oven might be different.
Chocolate Surprise Cookies
Recipe by Martha Stewart
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- marshmallows or candy of your choice
- Mix the first four ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer, add the softened butter and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy, about 2 or 3 minutes.
- Add the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.
- Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
- Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet for 12-15 minutes. The cookies should feel slightly firm to the touch.
- Press the candy of your choice or a mashmallow that has been sliced onto the top of the hot cookie. Move the cookie to a cooling rack and frost when completely cool.
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
- 4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- Mix all of the ingredients on low speed until everything is combined. Gradually increase the speed to medium until the mixture is smooth.