Recently Josh has been tempting your tummy with tasty vegetarian dishes; so healthy that I can feel my arteries clearing as we speak. But sometimes, within reason, it is okay to be a little naughty. I am not talking about Lindsay Lohan dirty but more of Taylor Swift dirty. I am just tipping the scales back to a little mischief.
One of Josh’s and my favorite restaurants is Flip Burger in Birmingham. Josh mentioned this mecca of yum in his Burger Worthy of a Top Chef post. This little gem of a burger joint has more than unique meats, they also dabble in amazing shakes. One of their specialities is a Nutella chocolate shake with burnt marshmallow topping…yea, I said burnt marshmallow topping. Don’t know what Nutella is? It is a jar of chocolate-hazelnut love.
Being that it is “winter” (winter meaning the time of year not that the temperature reflects that), I decided to turn this idea of Nutella and burnt marshmallow from a cold shake to a warm cookie to be enjoyed with a glass of organic milk from my favorite dairy – Working Cows Dairy. Let’s get started on this yummy little adventure.
Nutella Cookies with Burnt Marshmallow Filling
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
Preheat oven 375° degrees. Sift together flour, salt and baking powder; set aside.
Cream butter, Nutella and sugars; beat in vanilla and egg.
Stir in flour mixture, blending well.
Shape mixture into ¾-inch balls. Place on greased baking sheets and bake cookies about 10 to 12 minutes.
Let those cookies cool on a cooling rack.
This is the point where the real mischief begins…I get to use a blow torch. Hold your hair or hair product back! Add a tablespoon or so marshmallow to one side of a cookie. Place it on a plate and light that bad-boy up. I would advise holding the flame a few inches away from total cremation.
So I warned you about keeping the flame moving — well, that doesn’t go for just the marshmallow, it goes for the napkins under the cookies.
You can eat these as open-face or as a sandwich.
I did find that these can be a little sweet. If you like a less-sweet cookie, roll the cookie dough ball in unsweetened cocoa powder and then bake. I tried that in the picture bove and liked it better
It’s okay to be a little naughty. Doesn’t mean you eat all the cookies, portion control is key; but if you are lucky, you won’t catch them all on fire.