Jen over at Mommay's Mayhem is having a virtual cookie exchange. I am squeaking in under the wire to get in on the action. I adore the Holiday season and mostly because I absolutely adore all the goodies baked and exchanged this time of year. Well, maybe there's more to it than that but honestly sweets rank right up there with Christmas trees and Christmas music for me. My cookie is technically not a cookie. There's no baking involved but there is chocolate...lots of chocolate...and marshmallow...and that's about it. This cookie is one my Mom always made for her cookie plates. Crazy isn't it...my Mom had all these lunatic kids running around and yet she still managed to bake like 17 different kinds of cookies every single Christmas. I really still have no idea when she baked...maybe at night? I don't even know what she called them, but I call them Stained Glass Window cookies. Alright, enough blather, here's the recipe.
Stained Glass Window cookies
1 pck semi sweet chocolate chips
1 and 1/2 sticks of butter or margarine
1 bag colored or white mini marshmallows (I do some with white and some with the colored..they're equally delicious)
2 cups confectionery sugar
shredded coconut (optional)
Melt butter and chocolate chips together. Let cool. Pour chocolate into a bowl and add the marshmallow and confectionery sugar. Mix well. I lay wax paper on the counter and using a measuring cup dump half the mixture onto a piece of wax paper. Shape the mixture into a log. I just use a silicone spatula to push the chocolate mix into a log shape so I don't even get chocolate on my hands. Ooops! I forgot to mention, if you want to use the coconut you should sprinkle it on your wax paper before you put the chocolate mix down and then sprinkle it over the top and sides once the logs been shaped. I don't usually use the coconut myself. Wrap the wax paper around the log and fold the ends. Then wrap it again in aluminum foil and refrigerate it. This will yield two logs. Refrigerate for 24 hours then you can cut each log into rounds. The true beauty of these cookies doesn't reveal itself until you cut them. This is more like a fudge I suppose, than a cookie but for me it will always be a cookie.