Love peanut butter ? Love Nutella chocolate spread ? Love marshmallows ?
If the answer to the above three questions is "yes" - then you will adore this simple recipe for these divine sandwich cookies. Honestly - these are SO easy to make, you may wish to make them with your kids.
250g of chunky peanut butter
250g of soft brown sugar
65g of desiccated coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the filling
nutella chocolate spread
You will either need two x revolutionary macaron mats (use large side) - or trays prepped with baking paper. I like to use the macaron mats as my cookies all end up perfect shape and size.
I've actually forgotten how many cookies this made as it's a couple of weeks since I originally made them and didn't get round to writing up the recipe....oops ! I'm pretty sure it made 20 sandwich cookies / 40 cookies if unfilled.
Literally, mix all ingredients together by hand with a wooden spoon - adding desiccated coconut last. First time I tried this, I did it with a hand mixer and almost burned out the motor.... it was smoking a bit !
Damper your hands and roll into small balls - about the size of a 20p in diameter - then flatten a little in both directions with a fork. These cookies don't spread.
Bake at 175deg C for 10 mins, until golden. Allow to firm up on the mats before transferring to a wire rack to totally cool.
Filling your cookies :
First of all, pair your cookies. I like to lay them out in rows with tops and bottoms opposite to each other. I do the exact same when I make macarons....
For the filling in these, I like to use the large pink and white type marshmallows - those made by Princes are really nice, as are Sainsburys.
One marshmallow is enough to fill two sandwich cookies.
Put two or 3 marshmallows on a saucer and blast in the microwave for a few seconds until all melted and puffed up. Take a spoonful of mallow at a time and put on to one cookie bottom. Don't go too mad - as it will spread. Do the marshmallow bit on half of all the cookie and LEAVE for at least 10 mins.
Put nutella chocolate spread on the base of the other half of the cookies.
Once the mallow has stiffened up and turned firm but sticky, you can eventually sandwich your pretty little cookies together and enjoy.
Little word of warning - if you sandwich them too early, they will slide apart and end up a sticky mess - so it is worth waiting :-)
Sarah-Jane Nash - www.siliconemoulds.com - March 2015