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Abby Dodge’s double chocoate mousse cookies with marshmallow clouds for Baketogether

Abby Dodge's double chocolate mousse cookies recipeFor this month’s Baketogether, the lovely Abby Dodge offered us “Irene cookies” in honour of the guest who overstayed her welcome at Abby’s house last month.  Abby promised that “one bite of this cookie and filling is all you’ll need to help you assuage the burden of #Irene.. or whatever else ails you!” Basically they are double chocolate cookies, which means there is a double dose of chocolate (cocoa and chocolate) in the actual cookies themselves. I’m not sure how the chemistry works in these but they are the chewiest chocolate cookies I have had in a long time – I am a “chewey” rather than “crunchy” person when it comes to cookies so these were perfect for me!

For the filling, I chose to go with a marshmallow fluff recipe I found on Smitten Kitchen and have used successfully to sandwich macarons. I thought the fluffy marshmallow looked kind of like clouds, but thankfully not the nasty rains clouds Irene brought with her.

Double chocoate mousse cookies
 
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A soft, chewey fudgey chocolate cookie.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cups (6 ounces) all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 ounces (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1⅓ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (1½ ounces) natural, unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted if lumpy
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted
Instructions
  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Line 2 or more cookie sheets with parchment or non-stick baking liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk until well blended.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar and cocoa powder. Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat on medium speed until well blended, about 4 minutes. Scrape down the bowl and the beater.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time mixing until blended after each addition. Add the vanilla along with the last egg.
  6. Continue mixing on medium until well blended, about 1 minute. Add the cooled, melted chocolate and mix until just blended, about 30 seconds.
  7. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until the mixture is well blended, about 1 minute.
  8. Using a 2 tablespoon mini ice-cream scoop, shape the dough into balls and arrange about 1½ inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets. Bake, one sheet at a time, until the cookies are puffed and tops are cracked and look dry, about 11 to 13 minutes.
  9. When the cookies are just out from the oven, make a small, deep well in the center of the cookies using the rounded side of a ½ teaspoon measure or the end of a thick handled wooden spoon.
  10. Let the cookies sit for 5 minutes then transfer them to a rack to cool completely.
  11. Fill the cookies and serve immediately or cover and keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze up to 1 month before filling and serving.

 

Verdict? Completely awesome. Even a few days later they tasted great! I will be making these again.

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39 Responses to Abby Dodge’s double chocoate mousse cookies with marshmallow clouds for Baketogether

  1. Mr. Neil September 26, 2011 at 07:42 #

    Yes, these are repeats, to be sure: love the chewy-ness. Also, they weren’t too sweet.

    I think a nice glass of Port would suit better than the milk, but…

  2. Kelly September 26, 2011 at 10:55 #

    How cute, these look so delicious! :)

  3. Liz September 26, 2011 at 11:01 #

    Who could resist a mousse cookie???? Certainly not anyone in this household!

  4. RavieNomNoms September 26, 2011 at 11:17 #

    These are so great! Mousse cookie!? Where do I sign up?? :-P

  5. Jessica September 26, 2011 at 11:21 #

    I am a chewy person too! I would love those. I love the sound of marshmallow clouds too.

  6. Belinda @zomppa September 26, 2011 at 11:35 #

    These are so stinkin’ cute! LOVE the filling!

  7. Dave at eRecipeCards September 26, 2011 at 12:25 #

    I always look forward to your submissions so much! Just delicious looking

    great series of photographs! Thank you so much for being such an active part of eRecipecards. We have your page set up with all of your submissions and they look terrific!

    http://erecipecards.com/account/userrecipes.php?id=102

    Thanks again, Dave

  8. Tori (@eat-tori) September 26, 2011 at 13:36 #

    How gorgeous- I’m still a little traumatised by last time I tried to make marshmallow fluff. Never encountered a stickier substance in my life. But you’ve given me faith…

  9. Paula September 26, 2011 at 13:41 #

    Gorgeous little cookies. Would love them by the dozen! I’m with you in that I prefer a chewy cookie to a crisp one.

  10. Jill@MadAboutMacarons September 26, 2011 at 15:13 #

    These are too cute. LOVE the marshmallow cloud filling for macarons. Absolute heaven!

  11. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. September 26, 2011 at 15:54 #

    Mousse cookies with marshmallow topping?! I’m sold! These sound fabulous!

  12. Sandi September 26, 2011 at 15:59 #

    Ohh…yes. I prefer the chewy over crunchy too :)

    And when they are still delicious days after making, that’s a sure sign of an extra special cookie. They look lovely!

  13. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction September 26, 2011 at 16:21 #

    Yum! These cookies look amazing. I need to give them a shot… Love the marshmallow clouds, too!

  14. Stephanie September 26, 2011 at 17:57 #

    I’m totally a chewy cookie person too.. and chocolate cookies are the best when they have coco powder in them. I’ll have to check these out

  15. K A B L O O E Y September 27, 2011 at 15:56 #

    These look so, so fantastic. I am captivated by the name, picture, description AND ingredients.

  16. Mindy September 28, 2011 at 05:55 #

    Wow. These sound amazing.

  17. kitchenarian September 28, 2011 at 08:29 #

    I love chewy cookies. I love chocolate cookies. These look amazing!!

  18. Cucina49 September 29, 2011 at 16:10 #

    Yum! But shouldn’t someone who overstayed their welcome forfeit the right to have something delicious named after them?

  19. penny aka jeroxie October 1, 2011 at 08:08 #

    haha… they look like popping eyeballs. :) So cute

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