Day 15: Something YUM

32 Day Photo Challenge. Day 15: Something yum.

It sure was a coincidence that when I had Sydney earlier this week for a sleepover that the theme was SWEET, and today when I had MJ for the whole day and night the theme is YUM! The two certainly go together! MJ has always liked to bake with me, and so today wasn’t any different. He got the stool to his art table and pulled it to the kitchen ready to go to work. He’s a serious baker, this one. I thought we would share the recipe with you and show you how it’s done. Allow MJ to demonstrate how easy it is to make the following Fudge and Marshmallow-Topped Cocoa Cookies!

1. Blend the following ingredients together in a mixing bowl:

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

2. Stir in:

1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons baking cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

3. Shape by slightly rounded teaspoonfuls into 3/4-inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Flatten to 1/4 inch thickness with greased bottom of glass dipped in 2 tablespoons sugar.

4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cookies are set. Immediately top each cookie with 1 marshmallow.

Return to oven; bake 2 minutes longer or until marshmallow are softened. Lightly press each marshmallow to flatten slightly. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool 15 minutes. Meanwhile, make Fudge Frosting.

Fudge Frosting:

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1/4 cup milk

1 bag (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)

1-2 tablespoons water.

Cook sugar, butter and milk in 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture boils. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Slowly stir in enough water until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Frosting sets up quickly, so thin as necessary with additional water.

5. Swirl about 1 tablespoon Fudge Frosting on top of each cookie. (Be sure not to forget the milk like I did the first batch!) Top with candy sprinkles. Let stand until frosting is set.

Enjoy one for the labor!

Follow up with milk. Merry Christmas!

your Man - December 15, 2012 - 8:16 AM

Yum was right. So is goooooey and messy. Looked like a bomb of a good time went on in the kitchen.

Megan - December 15, 2012 - 8:44 AM

Yum! I wanna try one!!! Love the seriousness he puts into making the perfect cookies! Yay for quality time with Gramma & Grampa!!!

Linda J. - December 15, 2012 - 9:04 PM

Yum is right! Such a cute little grandson you have. I had my own cute grandchildren up today and we decorated gingerbread houses and made cake pops–also yum. However, unlike Gramma Mary, I do not have photographic proof, as usual.

matt - December 16, 2012 - 9:43 PM

What a great post. He is always ready and willing to help mom in the kitchen stirring the pancakes and adding ingredients into whatever she is making. fun pictures.

Tracey - December 17, 2012 - 8:07 AM

What a cute helper you have! Glad there is something you can do together when the weather outside is cold. Enjoy the holidays with those wonderful grandchildren.

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