Sunday, July 8, 2012

Marshmallow Cookie Sandwiches



Ingredients:

Vegetable oil cooking spray, for pan
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (about 2 tablespoons)
2/3 cup cold water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
Coarse salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Confectioners' sugar, for cutting
9 store-bought graham crackers, split in half, or 18 Cinnamon and Sugar Graham Crackers (see recipe below)
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
1 cup salted, roasted peanuts, chopped

Directions:

Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray; line with parchment. Sprinkle gelatin over 1/3 cup water in the bowl of a mixer; let stand for 5 minutes.

Heat granulated sugar, corn syrup, remaining 1/3 cup water, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until syrup reaches 238 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 5 minutes.

Whisk gelatin in mixer on low speed, adding syrup in a slow, steady stream down side of bowl. Whisk, gradually increasing speed to high, until almost tripled in volume, about 8 minutes. Whisk in vanilla. Transfer to baking pan. Smooth top. Let stand until set, at least 3 hours.
Cut out nine 2 1/2-inch square marshmallows using a cookie cutter or a knife dipped in confectioners' sugar. Dip surface of crackers into chocolate to coat, and transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until set, about 10 minutes. Sandwich marshmallows between crackers, chocolate sides in.

Dip half of each sandwich into chocolate, on the diagonal; sprinkle with peanuts, and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until set, about 10 minutes.


Cinnamon & Sugar Graham Crackers

Ingredients:

3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
3/4 cup graham or whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Coarse salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1 large egg

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flours, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Beat butter and sugar with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in egg. Add flour mixture, and mix to combine.

Divide dough in half. Roll out each dough half to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.

Cut out eighteen 2 1/2-inch-square crackers, using a fluted cookie cutter or a knife. Transfer to baking sheets, spacing 1/2 inch apart.

Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer sheets to wire racks, and let cool.

Recipe shared from: 
http://www.marthastewart.com/330245/marshmallow-cookie-sandwiches?czone=food/best-grilling-recipes/side-dishes-and-desserts&czone=food/best-grilling-recipes/side-dishes-and-desserts&center=276943&gallery=275742&slide=254755