Friday, 23 August 2013

Snickers Marshmallow Cookies aka "Little Bites of Heaven"

OMG these cookies are DELICIOUS! Cookie dough with bits of melted marshmallow, chocolate chips and Snickers bars. The caramel from the Snickers also melts a bit and oozes good. When I asked my taste-testers for a name for these cookies, Little Bites of Heaven was decided on. If you get one of these bad boys fresh out of the oven you'll know why.

Do you see the gooey marshmallow? And that little piece of melted caramel? And all the chocolate chips in the dough? Now that's a cookie :)

We were lucky enough to have a long weekend at the beginning of August to celebrate one of my favourite public holidays: Women's Day :) I spent the weekend with my boyfriend and some friends in a small town a couple of hours outside of Joburg called Dullstroom. For those of you unfamiliar with Dullstroom, it's known as a fly fishing spot and its COLD! We spent a large part of the weekend huddled around a fire with a glass of wine. Not a bad way to spend a long weekend :)

I made the dough the night before we left and took it along in a cooler bag. Each morning, I rolled some of the dough into balls and left those in the fridge to set until tea time. Then I popped them into the oven for a few minutes and they were ready to go.

The cookies are pretty sweet and absolutely crammed full of goodies, so if you prefer a not so sweet cookies or a bit more cookie dough, then tone town on the marshmallows/Snickers/chocolate chips. With my sweet tooth, I put them all in :)

Little Bites of Heaven
(adapted from Averie Cooks)
170g butter
150g brown sugar
63g sugar
1 egg
2tsp vanilla extract
219g flour
2tsp cornflour
1tsp baking soda
1 cup Snickers bits (Snickers bars chopped up)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup mini marshmallows
  1. Preheat the oven to 180⁰C
  2. Beat the butter, egg, sugars and vanilla until light and fluffy (about 7 minutes)
  3. Add flour, cornflour, baking soda and beat until just combined (about a minute)
  4. Mix in all the goodies by hand
  5. Roll the dough into balls and put on a baking sheet in the fridge for at least two hours. I found that about 5 hours gave good results.
  6. Bake the cookies at 180⁰C for 8 minutes
  7. Leave the cookies to cool on the tray for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. They are VERY soft when they come out the oven.
*The dough should keep in the fridge in a sealed container for about five days.

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