Caramel Marshmallow Cookies

caramel-marshmallow-cookiesDo you ever wonder what cookie I dream about?

Well, I’ll tell you. Lately, it’s been this Brown Sugar Cookie. It’s such a deceptively simple cookie with amazing brown butter flavor. If you wanted a cookie to taste like caramel, this is what you would make.

It’s perfect.

When my nephew, Happy Man, asked for caramel and marshmallow in his birthday cookies, I immediately thought of the Brown Sugar Cookies.

I actually went hunting for caramels to stuff in them, but Robb suggested I use Rolo’s. He was totally right about that. It was a perfect choice.

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Since I was also stuffing the cookies with marshmallows, I decided on the Rolo minis. They were still plenty big for stuffing inside a cookie, and there were no wrappers to deal with.

Hallelujah.

I also used mini marshmallows because who wants to cut up the big ones?

Why yes, laziness IS the motivating factor in my kitchen.

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In the end, I’m happy if Happy Man is happy. And Happy Man was thrilled to get his very own box of custom birthday cookies, so I guess that is a good sign.

And I have half a bag of Rolo minis leftover. Now, what to do with those?

Caramel Marshmallow Cookies

A brown butter and brown sugar cookie stuffed with marshmallows and Rolo candy.
Cook Time15 mins
Servings: 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 14 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • Rolo minis
  • miniature marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons each sugar and brown sugar for rolling

Instructions

  • Place 10 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until butter turns brown.
  • Cut remaining 4 tablespoons of butter into chunks and place in the mixing bowl. Pour hot brown butter over the top, and let sit a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Once all the butter is melted, add brown sugar and mix well.
  • Add egg and yolk, and vanilla, and mix well. Add salt, baking powder, and flour, and mix until combined.
  • In a small dish, combine sugar and brown sugar for rolling. Take a large piece of dough and flatten the center. Press two mini marshmallows and one mini Rolo in the center, and wrap dough around and seal tightly. (It should make a large 2-inch cookie.) Roll cookie in sugar mixture and place on a lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350F for 14-16 minutes. Let cool for 1-2 minutes on the pan before transferring to a cooling rack.

 

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    1. Jen Post author

      I think they would be fine cut in half. Or you could just leave them, and make the cookies a little larger, and bake them a little longer.

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