Sunday, July 18, 2010
So one night this week I wanted a treat, but didn't want to go out to the store to buy one. I had enough sugar, flour, and butter to make something, but didn't know what I could make. I google searched "what can I make with sugar, flour, and butter?" and found a shortbread cookie recipe (my new recipe for this is near the bottom of this post). It didn't call for vanilla, and the shortbread that I've made before has called for it, so I looked around my pantry in search for a flavor I could mix in. I found a bag of mini marshmallows and thought, hmm clever, why not try it?
Next I added in the flour-I added in a little extra to compensate for the extra moister from the mallows, and my shortbread came out a little thick-so I recommend just putting in the cup of flour and making sure that you have 8 full tablespoons of butter to avoid this.
Then I baked this in a hot oven at 275 degrees for about 24 minutes-mine came out a little too crunchy for me so I would try 18-20 minutes. You want it just turning light brown.
Here's my recipe for Marshmallow Shortbread:
-8 full Tablespoons of butter (or a 1/2 of a cup)
-1/2 cup of white sugar (the finer the better)
-1 cup of white flour
-1 cup of mini marshmallows (1/3 cup for in the shortbread, and the rest for the crust)
-Have some cooking spray or something like it available
Cream together the butter and the sugar. Spray a small plate with a light coating of cooking spray. Melt 1/3 cup of mini marshmallows on the plate in a single layer in the microwave for 20 seconds. Spoon the marshmallows into the sugar/butter and thoroughly mix together. Add in about a 1/4 of a cup of a flour, mix well, and then keep adding until you've put a cup in.
Pack the dough in a 8 inch round pan and bake at 275 for 18-20 minutes (until just light brown). To make a marshmallow crust take rest of the mini mallows and place on top of the hot surface then cover with a plate for a minute or two.
That's it! I hope you like it :)