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Daring Bakers Do Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies

Mallow Cookies

Happy birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Bill! Happy Birthday to you!!

I know today is the Daring Bakers' challenge reveal but it is also my better half, the pepper to my salt, the flour to my sugar and my favorite Cookie Monster’s birthday today! The man should clearly enter cookie eating contests. I have never seen him shy away at the idea of eating a dozen, straight up with a glass of milk. That’s why I waited until the last couple of days before the challenge reveal date to make these Mallow Cookies. Just for him.

Well, not really. Where there is shortbread cookie, there is Bill. Where there is marshmallow there is me. And where there is chocolate there is us. Hmmm, let’s start over. Where there is a shortbread cookie, there is me. Where there is marshmallow there is Bill and where there is chocolate there is us. Ha! Obviously these Mallows did not stand a chance with either of us.

Ok, so I won’t go as far as putting a red bow around a few or stick a candle in one of them but they will be part of the mini dessert bar/table I am putting together for dinner. Nothing lavish, just a few close friends, good wines and good cheers!

Mallow Cookies

I must say that this month challenge was actually two in one: either make the Mallows or Milanos cookies or make both. I did make both and tossed the Milanos to the birds (hence the lack of pictures for those). We literally looked at each other and said "not worth it". To us, it was a waste of ingredients in a cookie that had neither texture nor taste to show for it. Now, that’s only our opinion (we like having one) and some Daring Bakers have enjoyed their cookies just fine. I’d say make half the recipe once to decide if it’s worth keeping in your repertoire.

So, the Mallows. Good. Even better with a layer of peanut butter sandwiched between the cookie and the marshmallow for some. I kept the dominant flavor simple because I was waiting on Bill to decide what he really wanted (birthday boy also had a weekend pass!). We didn’t stray too far from that, using Mexican vanilla which has slightly spicy undertones and worked well to play ying to the yang that was the chocolate.

While I was making the Mallows I decided to keep half the cookies as described in the recipe and made square shapes with the other half both with the cookie dough and marshmallow which I poured in a small square dish before it had time to set. Once "cured", I cut square shapes the same size as the shortbread bottoms, spread some peanut butter, topped with a square of marshmallow and dipped the whole thing in chocolate. I also saved a couple and made a deconstructed Mallow with each component laid out separately on a plate.

Mallow Cookies- Peanut Butter & Vanilla

Oops, except I did not dip. There were so many cookies that I placed them on cooling rack over parchment paper and poured the chocolate right over them, gave them a rattle and a shake and left them to set before refrigerating. I am all about better time management lately and that saved me a good bit of time instead of standing in front of the island dipping. And it’s summer, it’s hot and birthday boy wanted to go to the beach!

Would I make them again. Maybe. Probably. Why not? With friends, around a hot cup of cocoa in the winter most likely.

The July Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network.

Deconstructed Mallow Cookies

One year ago: Daring Bakers Nut and Chocolate Gateau.

Mallows (Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies), adapted from Gale Gand, from Food Network website

For the Cookies:
3 cups (375grams/13.23oz) all purpose flour
1/2 cup (112.5grams/3.97oz) white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
12 tablespoons (170grams/ 6 oz) unsalted butter
3 eggs, whisked together

For the marshmallows:
1/4 cup (60ml) water
1/4 cup (60ml) light corn syrup
3/4 cup (170 grams) sugar
1 tablespoon powdered gelatin
2 tablespoons cold water
2 egg whites, room temperature
1 whole vanilla bean, split open and seeded

For the chocolate glaze:
12 ounces semisweet chocolate
2 ounces cocoa butter or vegetable oil
(I used 2 pounds of chocolate and 2 tablespoons shortening)

Prepare the cookies:
In a mixer with the paddle attachment, blend the dry ingredients. On low speed, add the butter and mix until sandy. Add the eggs and mix until combine. Form the dough into a disk, wrap with clingfilm or parchment and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 3 days. When ready to bake, grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Roll out the dough to 1/8-inch thickness, on a lightly floured surface. Use a 1 to 1 1/2 inches cookie cutter to cut out small rounds of dough. Transfer to the prepared pan and bake for 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool to room temperature.

Prepare the marshmallows:
In a medium saucepan, combine the water, corn syrup, and sugar, bring to a boil until “soft-ball” stage, or 235 degrees on a candy thermometer. Sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and let dissolve. Remove the syrup from the heat, add the gelatin, and mix. Whip the whites until soft peaks form and pour the syrup into the whites. Add the vanilla seeds and continue whipping until stiff. Transfer to a pastry bag.

Prepare the chocolate glaze:
Melt the chocolate and shortening together in the top of a double boiler or a bowl set over barely simmering water.

To assemble:
Pipe a “kiss” of marshmallow onto each cookie. Let set at room temperature for 2 hours. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or silicon mat. One at a time, gently drop the marshmallow-topped cookies into the warm chocolate glaze. Lift out with a fork and let excess chocolate drip back into the bowl. Place on the prepared pan and let set at room temperature until the coating is firm, about 1 to 2 hours.

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Mallory Elise July 27, 2009 um 5:49 am

ah that's a great shot with those glasses in the back, and happy birthday to your other half! for me–i'm allergic to wheat, so he's the shortbread to me the marshmallow, and chocolate is always the connector! hehe. you should write a poem 😛

Aparna Balasubramanian July 27, 2009 um 5:52 am

Thank you for satisfying my curiosity, Helen. 🙂 Really liked the square mallow cookies.

Birthday wishes to your husband and hope you both have a great day.

Julie (Willow Bird Baking) July 27, 2009 um 5:57 am

BEAUTIFUL cookies and photographs!!

J July 27, 2009 um 6:03 am

happy birthday to your husband and send me over these cookies please! 🙂

Deeba PAB July 27, 2009 um 6:07 am

Happy Birthday to Bill, happy Birthday to your good cookie monster. I can see my lad bcoming like him. Cookies + milk = happiness! Love the way the mallows united U! LOL! Beard off yet? Thanks for the help with the chcolate coaing. I have so much to say…last bit. ♥ the squares…WOW!! Oh and of course, love the mallows…picture perfect!

Simones Kitchen July 27, 2009 um 6:11 am

Happy birthday to Bill!! Have a great day! I love your mallows! They look absolutely gorgeous!

Nina Timm July 27, 2009 um 6:13 am

We have a similar chocolate here on the market, selling as Sweeti Pies!!! I am so glad I can now attempt making my own….thx!!

Happy birtday, Mr.Tart!!!!

Ria Mathew July 27, 2009 um 6:15 am

Happy Birthday Bill or rather Helen's cookie monster! 🙂 Your mallows are so inviting! Loved the last one..the squares 🙂

Memória July 27, 2009 um 6:17 am

As always, your creations look beautiful and exquisite. They look absolutely perfect.

Sara July 27, 2009 um 6:18 am

So gorgeous! I love the photos, as always. The little peaks on the mallows are just so cute! 🙂 🙂

Lisa July 27, 2009 um 6:18 am

I love the circles, I love the triangles and I love the squares. Basically, I love everything you bake, visually, creatively and conceptually. OH, a happy b-day to your hubby! 🙂

Alpineberry Mary July 27, 2009 um 6:32 am

Happy birthday to your hubby! BTW, I'm glad I wasn't the only one who thought the milans weren't worth it.

Simo July 27, 2009 um 6:41 am

Fantastiche!!! Ti sono venute divinamente!

Snooky doodle July 27, 2009 um 6:49 am

these look delicious! you always make a owrk of art from every recipe. You re amazing. the addition of peanut butter makes them even more delicious!

Helen in CA July 27, 2009 um 7:48 am

Happy Birthday to B!

Some questions: is the cookie recipe posted the Milanos from the challenge? If so, could you share your shortbread (that you prefered) so we, too, can make a choice?

Also, the marshmallow kiss kept it's shape w/ pouring the chocolate? Or was that your adaptation (the squares)?

They look so yummy (course your photographs are always amazing).

(it's so nice to meet another Helen)

Anh July 27, 2009 um 8:03 am

So beautifully done, Helen! 🙂 Love your photos as usual. And I love it even more when choc covered marshmallow cookies are all over the internet today 😀

peasepudding July 27, 2009 um 8:05 am

They look beautiful and I love your idea of pouring the chocolate over them rather than dipping them.

Unknown July 27, 2009 um 8:07 am

I would have these chocolate covered mellow cookies anytime as a substitute to birthday cakes! 😀

Lucy July 27, 2009 um 8:38 am

Happy Birthday to your husband! He's very lucky: the marshmallow cookies look gorgeous, and I love the photo and idea of the deconstructed one 🙂

Zita July 27, 2009 um 8:52 am

Lucky Mr.B! love the perfect "kisses" you made 🙂

morgana July 27, 2009 um 8:56 am

Mmmmmm. Delicious. This "mallows" are great, I love them. And I first met them thanks to Daring Bakers again, of course.

Oh, and

jessicajlee July 27, 2009 um 9:17 am

I definitely agree with the Milano thing – I ended up tossing half the batter after I realised how disappointing they were just so I could save the electricity on my oven. Oh well… the mallow cookies look lovely!

Mélanie July 27, 2009 um 9:25 am

Happy Birthday to Bill! He must be happy with all these sweets. It looks delicious. I know that marshmallows are quite sticky to make, and "je vais surement m'arracher les cheveux" if I try, but I regret it…

Rachel July 27, 2009 um 9:48 am

I have no words to say how gorgeously the challenge has turned out to be for you. Very very pretty!

Julia @ Mélanger July 27, 2009 um 10:11 am

You did such a lovely job of these cookies, of course. I've not finished mine yet – too busy with my birthday celebrations! 🙂

vibi July 27, 2009 um 11:11 am

Mmmm… Je me suis levée tôt, expressément pour ne pas être en reste, et profiter de tes belles créations! Woahhh… sublime!

Isabelle Lambert July 27, 2009 um 11:39 am

j'adore tes carrés ( et les autres aussi ) ! splendide 🙂

LizNoVeggieGirl July 27, 2009 um 12:07 pm

Those look like Mallomars!! Oh my, a childhood favorite. Holy yum.

Happy birthday to dear Bill!!

Judy@nofearentertaining July 27, 2009 um 12:08 pm

Once again your creativity has astounded me! Here I am just trying to find time for the challenge and you go and pull out the Peanut Butter!!! Love this!

Happy Birthday Bill!!!

Dharm July 27, 2009 um 12:24 pm

Oh I love how your cookies turned out! The peaks on the mallows are just super and the chocolate glaze… Yummmm.

Sheltie Girl July 27, 2009 um 12:50 pm

Absolutely superb! They look so delicious.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

ente July 27, 2009 um 12:52 pm


Shining Windows July 27, 2009 um 1:01 pm

everything is pleasing in this post. wonderful work!!!

Andrea Meyers July 27, 2009 um 1:09 pm

Happy birthday to Bill! Your mallows look so pretty with a perfect puff atop the cookie. Beautiful!

maybelle's mom July 27, 2009 um 1:20 pm

interesting about the milanos. I have actually never had one. but these look heavenly.

Mary July 27, 2009 um 1:37 pm

Happy Birthday Bill! As always Helen your cookies are beautiful!

Olga July 27, 2009 um 1:47 pm

I really like the picture with the smeared chocolate!

Hilary July 27, 2009 um 1:54 pm

Absolutely beautiful. I like mine with a layer of raspberry jam but peanut butter sounds fab, too.

Valérie July 27, 2009 um 2:03 pm

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Your mallows are so perfectly shaped!

Unknown July 27, 2009 um 2:10 pm

Happy birthday to Bill! I love how whimsical you sound in this post. Or maybe that is just happiness. 🙂

Helene July 27, 2009 um 2:13 pm

Helen in CA: the recipe given is for the Chocolate covered marshmallows and not for the Milanos. I actually like this shortbread cookie a lot. My only changes would be to take away the baking powder and the cinnamon though. Other than that ir's a keeper!
Whether the marshmallow batter is piped or cut, it won't melt when you pour the glaze on top for different reasons:
1- the glaze is not piping hot but warm
2- the marshmallows are left to sit out for a couple of hours to "cure" and form a crust to resist the change in temperature.

Thank you everyone!

sweetakery July 27, 2009 um 2:16 pm

Awesome!! your mallows are just gorgeous!!

Jen Yu July 27, 2009 um 2:17 pm

I like your square take on the mallow – and with PB?! I'm surprised you had ANY to shoot before B consumed them 🙂 Wishing him a very good bday. I hope the coming year makes amends for all of the junk that has been thrown his way this past year. Hugs to you both. Way to take a simple recipe and give it some cleavage 😉 xxoo

raj July 27, 2009 um 2:37 pm

I keep waiting for your posts, and this one was as amazing as ever!! your photos are perfect! wishing i had some of those cookies right now! but i bet they're long gone!

Helene July 27, 2009 um 2:39 pm

Jen: the PB ones are now deceased as of bfast this morning!!

Raj: the boobie mallows are still around! I am trying to save some for my Pilates students!

Lori July 27, 2009 um 2:41 pm

Could they be anymore perfectly shaped? Holy Cow. Perfect little kisses.

Happy Birthday to your husband! Enjoy the beach!

Dodie July 27, 2009 um 2:47 pm

My guy is obsessed with marshmallows. Casually munching on an open bag of Jet-Puffed is his happy place. I prefer them gooey with chocolate and graham over a campfire. These look like a nice middle place for us.

Julie July 27, 2009 um 2:49 pm

Wow – those look fantastic! Love the boob cookies. And square wagon wheels!

Anita (Married… with dinner) July 27, 2009 um 2:54 pm

Happy birthday to Bill!

The standard ones are beautiful, but I am captivated by the idea of the layered ones with the peanut butter in them — yum…

Lauren July 27, 2009 um 3:27 pm

Happy Birthday to Bill! All of your cookies look amazing =D. I love the idea of a deconstructed one – almost like a smore!

Anonymous July 27, 2009 um 3:43 pm

I doubt I would ever dare to attempt making these cookies, but they are beautiful and delicate. Wonderful work!

glamah16 July 27, 2009 um 3:43 pm

Thanks for the help. Love the idea of the peanut butter in between. This rcipe is so versatile and perfect for the dessert table.

Honey Pickles July 27, 2009 um 3:53 pm

Your mallow cookies are so pretty. I love the idea or peanut butter between the layers. Yum!

alana July 27, 2009 um 4:02 pm

Oh, so beautiful. You're making me think I should suck it up and try the mallows too. Stunning, as usual.

Sil BsAs July 27, 2009 um 4:05 pm

So perfectly dipped…
You better post photos of the dessert bar/table!! =)

Erborina July 27, 2009 um 4:06 pm

Beautiful!! do you think it is possible trying for a clumsy baker?? 😉

Jen July 27, 2009 um 4:29 pm

I made the milanos this month and have to agree with your assessment- they just weren't that good. It seems like many people had better luck with the mallows so I'm going to need to try them soon. Yours look fantastic as always– and happy birthday to Bill.

Rachael Hutchings July 27, 2009 um 4:29 pm

Happy Birthday Bill! I only made the Milans because so much has been going on this month and I really wished after the fact that I had made the Mallows. I agree with you–a waste of time and ingredients. Squirrel liked them though! Your Mallows look heavenly.

Angie July 27, 2009 um 4:34 pm

WOW…gorgeous cookies!

Basht July 27, 2009 um 5:03 pm

beautiful, i love the perfect peak they have.

Sweet Treats by Dani July 27, 2009 um 5:18 pm

your pics always make me smile 🙂
happy bday bill!

PAM July 27, 2009 um 5:21 pm

Nice job on your mallow's, love the peanut butter variation. I felt the same way about the millano's, not worth the effort and calories.

Chez US July 27, 2009 um 5:30 pm


Beautiful cookies! What a great bday treat for your special guy!

Jade July 27, 2009 um 5:42 pm

What is the "soft ball" stage?

Rosa's Yummy Yums July 27, 2009 um 6:07 pm

Happy Birthday Bill! your cookies look ever so pretty and your shots as well as presentation are stunning!



veron July 27, 2009 um 6:26 pm

Happy birthday, Bill! Great time management technique sure beats dipping them one by one. Photos are gorgeous!

oneordinaryday July 27, 2009 um 6:27 pm

I am just awed by your eye for photography and food. The cookies are gorgeous and your photos are good enough to eat. Nicely done!

Laura July 27, 2009 um 6:28 pm

Beautiful work, as always . . . And I had issues with the milanos, too. I am determined to find a milano recipe that does work, though!

strawberriesinparis July 27, 2009 um 6:35 pm

Fantastic fantastic helen!! I like the deconstructed one too.

Rachel July 27, 2009 um 7:11 pm

I love marshmallows, shortbread and chocolate. It's like you made these just for me!

Lisa July 27, 2009 um 8:22 pm

You are a legend to make these look so sophisticated!!!

Anonymous July 27, 2009 um 8:38 pm

Happy birthday to your husband! Congrats for the new look!
The mallows are just adorable.

Dolcienonsolo July 27, 2009 um 8:41 pm

da fare assolutamente…

Lesley July 27, 2009 um 8:50 pm

Peanut butter~ what an excellent idea….beautiful photos Helene.

Alexandra July 27, 2009 um 8:58 pm

Happy birthday Mr. Tartelette!

I love the idea of piping kisses on cookies!

Tammy July 27, 2009 um 9:04 pm

I love the idea of using a layer of peanutbutter. Your mallows look perfect. I didnt try the milans and am glad i didnt after reading your post

Cannelle Et Vanille July 27, 2009 um 9:40 pm

they look wonderful helen!

Jenni July 27, 2009 um 9:42 pm

Your cookies look great! I love the square ones, and the round ones have a perfect swirl! Reminds me of Dairy Queen!!

Jenni July 27, 2009 um 9:42 pm

Your cookies look great! I love the square ones, and the round ones have a perfect swirl! Reminds me of Dairy Queen!!

Jenni July 27, 2009 um 9:42 pm

Oh, and your photography rocks my world!! 🙂

Kerrin @ MyKugelhopf July 27, 2009 um 9:48 pm

Fabulous post (as usual!). So many great ideas – all beautifully presented and sounding ever so divine. I actually just did a marshmallow series on my blog (chocolate mint, espresso, dipped in chocolate and then baked in cookie dough), but looks like I'm not quite done yet…! Mmm, thanks for the recipe ! 🙂

Anonymous July 27, 2009 um 10:44 pm

So perfect! They look as though you bought them, just stunning.

I absolutely love your photos 🙂

Clumbsy Cookie July 27, 2009 um 11:19 pm

Happy birthday to your cookie monster!!! Hope you have a great time tonight! Your mallows are so cute with the little tip on the top, but the squares with pb are my favourites!

isa July 27, 2009 um 11:41 pm

Ils sont tous jolis, mais j’aime particulièrement ceux qui sont carrés!

♥peachkins♥ July 28, 2009 um 12:33 am

beautiful pictures as always.. my daughter will surly love those chocolate covered marshmallow cookies!!

ChichaJo July 28, 2009 um 1:04 am

I loved these dearly when I was younger…this round is definitely bringing back memories! Your mallows look lovely and the ones with peanut butter sound awesome (yum!!!)!

Happy birthday Bill!

Anonymous July 28, 2009 um 1:51 am

Beautiful, as always! And happy birthday to your husband!

Namratha July 28, 2009 um 2:20 am

Very beautiful cookies and pictures, makes me want to grab a mallow!! 🙂

Natalie July 28, 2009 um 2:34 am

gorgeous little mallows.. 🙂 maybe I should have gone with the mallows recipe after all ..

kamran siddiqi July 28, 2009 um 3:01 am

Wow! They look great! Happy Birthday to your husband!

Thanks for reminding me to post my shortbread recipe. I've been procrastinating to put it up, but I guess that I should put it up tomorrow. That's the least I can do for my readers.

Anyway, to the photos! WOW! They are just so amazing. I especially love the photo of the cookies with the marshmallows on the cookie sheet. Looks like the picture was taken on film. Very cool!

Great posts and great photos as usual!


Nutmeg Nanny July 28, 2009 um 3:28 am

Great job on the challenge!

kellypea July 28, 2009 um 5:07 am

Happy Birthday Mr. T ; )

Yes, we love having opinions here as well, and so that led me to not making the second cookie. So many recipes, so little…wait. You're the queen of no time! Gorgeous photos and love the squares. I thought about that for a few moments…yours turned out beautifully ; )

Faery July 28, 2009 um 5:21 am

Beautiful cookies and photographs, I love the shape of your mallows :9

Meeta K. Wolff July 28, 2009 um 7:19 am

wishing the cookie monster all the very best!

as always a scrumptious post. i really have to make the mallows as i too was not very impressed with the milanos!

Ramya Kiran July 28, 2009 um 9:20 am

I loved your clicks. They are just awesome. They make me want more of your cookies.. Yum Yum!

Christy July 28, 2009 um 10:04 am

First, happy birthday to Bill!! Second, I think the gloss on your chocolate coating is the shiniest I've seen so far. I was too scared to put vegetable oil in my couverture chocolate in case it doesn't set properly, and opted for good, old fashioned tempering. Did you use couverture for the enrobing?

Love the square version with peanut butter in the middle, and I can't help but think how much those triangle ones look like chocolate sandwiches!! And what a great idea it is to pour the chocolate over the cookies instead of painstakingly dipping them one by one!!!

gine July 28, 2009 um 10:29 am

lovely pictures ^^!! XOXO

mycookinghut July 28, 2009 um 11:58 am

Irresistable!!! I love your pics!

Angelique from Bitchin' Kitchen July 28, 2009 um 3:12 pm

These look so fantastic. I am a HUGE marshmallow fan… this is right up my alley! Pictures are awesome! It's kind of like pretty smores 🙂

onesilentwinter July 28, 2009 um 3:17 pm

looks wonderful!! bonne fete!

Helene July 28, 2009 um 3:20 pm

Christy: good old Hershey's chocolate chips 🙂

Blondie July 28, 2009 um 3:48 pm

Your cookies look beautiful and your photography is stunning (as usual). Happy Bday to your man.

alli/hooray July 28, 2009 um 4:42 pm

Wow, that looks amazing!

Sunshinemom July 28, 2009 um 4:59 pm

It is such joy just looking at the pictures. The first one is breathtaking!

jillian July 28, 2009 um 5:22 pm

I love the deconstructed mallow. I thought of doing something like that, but I had no idea how to make it work.

SK July 28, 2009 um 5:54 pm

There are popular snacks in Korea called Choco-pie that look exactly like your square marshmallow cookies! I imagine yours are much healthier though… 🙂

Unknown July 28, 2009 um 6:13 pm

Your cookies look sooo good!! I love how perfectly you piped on the marshmallows!! Sorry to hear you didn't like the Milans! I really want to try both out! Since the Milans are so easy, and some people HAVE liked it, why not give it a try, right?

Vera July 28, 2009 um 7:47 pm

Helen, Very Happy Birthday to your husband! And the best wishes to him!

Great creations as always!

Christine Medifast July 28, 2009 um 8:04 pm

You made a great choice. Chocolate covered marshmallows with some cookie. Impossible to go wrong! Thanks for sharing the recipes as well. Can't wait to see some more delicious recipes.

Tres Jolie Studios July 28, 2009 um 9:43 pm

Oh my goodness! Your mallows look absolutely stunning, and peanut butter…yum!!

Abby July 28, 2009 um 11:10 pm

I never get here before you have a zillion comments, but as simple as these are their still beautiful. Cute as buttons! Chocolate buttons.

Cakelaw July 29, 2009 um 12:58 am

Beautiful cookies – I love the square ones because they are different.

lisa (dandysugar) July 29, 2009 um 1:07 am

Your cookies are perfectly stunning! I like the addition of peanut butter as well. Very cute marshmallow shapes!

Happy B day to Bill!!! Cheers!

diva July 29, 2009 um 2:27 am

wow these look like hershey's kisses but better! they're so beautiful 🙂

Fit Chick July 29, 2009 um 3:03 am

Beautiful cookies, love your chocolate glaze; did you use your own recipe for the glaze? I had problems with the glaze not setting. Love the square shaped cookies, great photos as always.

Elizabeth July 29, 2009 um 3:29 am

Perfect drops of chocolate-marshmallow yumminess! I really don't know how you do it. I've loved seeing the daring bakers posts this month.

Solange July 29, 2009 um 9:42 am

I could not face the mallows, looked too complicated, so very well done, yours look wicked.

Inne July 29, 2009 um 1:07 pm

Happy birthday to Bill! And what a blast from the past seeing these marshmallow concoctions – I remember them in our sweets cupboard when I was growing up. We also had another name for them, which is not at all suitable for print… Love the square version and the deconstructed one; very modern and très chique!

Inne x

art and lemons July 29, 2009 um 1:42 pm

Beautiful photos! Especially the smeared chocolate one. The whisper-thin layer of peanut butter adds rich color and flavor as well. Great job!

Y July 29, 2009 um 2:26 pm

Such wonderfully shiny mallow cookies! And happy birthday to Bill once again! 🙂

creampuff July 29, 2009 um 2:51 pm

So beautiful, Tartelettey! So beautiful!

Cookie baker Lynn July 29, 2009 um 3:40 pm

Happy birthday to Bill! I love the shape of the marshmallows. Putting peanut butter in there is a brilliant idea.

Celeste July 30, 2009 um 1:37 am

Helen, happy birthday to your hubby! Your mallow cookies look so scrumptious and perfect! I always look forward to seeing your DB results…your creativity and food styling are so inspiring!

Engineer Baker July 30, 2009 um 9:37 am

Just too pretty for words – I always love the different ways you present things. Maybe someday I'll figure it all out, huh? 🙂 In the meantime, I'll enjoy looking at your photos every time.

Marc @ NoRecipes July 30, 2009 um 2:30 pm

I think I may have just found my new favourite cookie. Have you ever had those old-school American candies callled Valomilks? Super sweet, but I love the marshmallow cream centers.

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Jamie July 31, 2009 um 2:46 pm

Stunning, as always! I loved these cookies, just so darn cute!

pastry studio July 31, 2009 um 5:15 pm

Oh, wow, these look fabulous! I've tried to make these but never quite got the ratio of chocolate and fat right for the glaze. I can't wait to try your formulation! Love the idea of peanut butter and maybe I'll try some fresh raspberry jam.

Thank you. Absolutely gorgeous photos.

Claire July 31, 2009 um 9:47 pm

They look absolutely amazing! And happy birthday to Mr. Bill! 🙂

Joanna Goddard August 1, 2009 um 2:30 pm

these look amazing! your blog is SO beautiful!

nora@ffr August 2, 2009 um 3:13 pm

square mellow cookies looking soo pretty.. my kids gonna adore this.. thanx for sharing.. nice photography as usual 🙂

Owyn from Medifast Coupons August 4, 2009 um 1:41 pm

Delicious! I've never actually tried these kinds of cookies before but they look so delicious.

Hannah August 6, 2009 um 3:22 pm

I don't think there are words to describe how much I love your approach on this challenge. Something about the shapes of your mallows, the specks of vanilla bean, the perfectly smooth chocolate- All the details are what make this one so stunning.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my wedding cake, by the way! It really means a lot coming from you. 🙂

Philo aux fourneaux – Blog culinaire August 7, 2009 um 2:26 pm

Tes photos sont à tomber ! Tu me fais très envie

Angelic Arena August 22, 2009 um 3:27 pm

I know these but with the name "Besos de Moza" which translates from the Spanish into "Kisses of the Waitress" or "Waitress' Kisses" [and in the form of the kiss not the square, although the square one looks pretty! ^^].

Pastrychefgrl September 10, 2009 um 10:39 pm

You amaze me these look awesome and since I already make my own homemade marshmallows I am trying this tonight!! ;o) They not only look cute but look damn tasty!!

rabbit's cookbook September 24, 2009 um 6:48 am

Love the marshmallows very much! Thanks for the recipe!

everyth1ngshiny December 23, 2009 um 8:24 pm

I made these for a Christmas party and cut out the cookies in tree shapes. Then, I sprinkled nonpareils on top of the chocolate. They were delicious–a huge hit! Thanks for the recipe!

satomi October 2, 2010 um 12:43 am

these are my favorite! you inspire me to go back to baking. thanks

Heather January 9, 2011 um 8:30 pm

I'm so happy to have found this post. I was looking for a recipe for Tunnock's Tea Cakes, but of course the official one is a secret. If you ever make it to Scotland, you must try one. My boyfriend is Scottish and got me hooked on the things, only for me to learn that they're not available in America. I will look forward to trying your recipe!

MissCandiquik January 26, 2012 um 9:04 pm

Beautiful – love the presentation, photography, everything…I will be making these in the future 🙂

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