This weeks theme for #SundaySupper is recipes inspired by holiday music, movies or TV. I made hot chocolate cookies with a soft marshmallow buttercream. I’ll explain why below.
I have two favourite Christmas movies, The Santa Clause and A Muppet’s Christmas Carol. They both came out around the time I was born and I grew up watching them every year.
I decided on Tim Allen’s the Santa Clause because of the Hot Chocolate Scene: “Not too hot, extra chocolate, shaken, not stirred”.
It’s revealed in the film that Santa’s favourite food is cookies and hot chocolate, and so not being able to decide which one to cook, I combined them into a super indulgent holiday treat.
Chocolatey chewy cookies, sandwiched together with a soft marshmallow buttercream icing.
Last Christmas, I was in Cuba for two weeks and didn’t get to watch any of my favourite Christmas movies. I had a lot of American TV channels, but they were all playing re runs of Seinfeld (I mean I’m not complaining, but it’s not Chirstmassy).
This year I’m going to try and make up for it, I bought my 22 month old nephew a set of Disney Christmas DVDs. They’re mainly for myself! He doesn’t have the attention span to watch TV yet, but it gives me an excuse.
I arrive at my sister’s for Christmas last night and was given babysitting duties. This meant no noise.
This is the first time in well over a year I’ve made baked goods without the aid of my trusty Kitchenaid or at least my handheld mixer, and by the time I’d baked the cookies, I left it til this morning to make the buttercream when I could use a hand mixer. I’ve gotten lazy!
I made the buttercream this morning, whilst trying to keep the cookies out of the sticky fingers of a toddler.
It’s made me realise, that at 21, I’m much more at the ‘watching Christmas movies because I want’ to end of the scale, than watching them because your kids want to. How do you mummy bloggers get anything done? I thought my avalanche of university work was hard work!
So what do you think to my Christmas movie themed cookies? They are definitely indulgent enough for the Holidays, but they don’t feel that Christmassy, maybe I should have dyed the buttercream red and green?
Nevermind, I love these cookies, I can’t decide if I like the cookies or the buttercream more! The buttercream is made with real marshmallows rather than marshmallow fluff (it’s hard to get, and expensive in the UK) and taste like a cloud of vanilla goodness. The cookies are super chewy and chocolatey, not for the faint hearted!
- 150g plain flour
- 1/2tsp baking powder
- 70g cocoa powder
- 110g butter
- 220g caster sugar
- 1 medium egg
- 1tsp vanilla extract
- 100g Softened Butter
- 200g Icing Sugar
- 2 tbsp Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 100g Marshmallows
- Pre heat the oven the 180C.
- Beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.
- Mix in the eggs and vanilla extract.
- Next sieve in the flour and baking powder and mix until combined.
- Chill the dough in the fridge for half an hour.
- Scoop out balls of mixture with a small cookie scoop or with a tablespoon onto lined baking sheets, leaving room for them to spread.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until going crispy around the edges, but gooey in the middle.
- Leave to cool on the tray for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
- Mix together the softened butter, icing sugar, vanilla and milk until the buttercream frosting is a smooth consistency.
- Gently melt the marshmallows in the microwave until they have just melted slightly and started to puff up. They should not be too hot.
- Add the marshmallows to the buttercream frosting, and whip until completely combined
- Take a tablespoon of buttercream and spread on the back of one cookie, sandwich together with another.
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