Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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These cute cup-shaped cookies will warm you up inside.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in bowl; set aside.
Beat sugar and 1 cup butter in bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beating until well mixed. Gradually add flour mixture, beating at low speed after each addition.
Divide dough in half; wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm.
Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
Place onto prepared cookie sheets. For handle, use dough scraps to cut half circles. Attach to sides of cups, pressing slightly.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until cookies are set. Remove sheet of parchment to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Beat powdered sugar and 1/2 cup butter in bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add almond extract and enough half & half for desired consistency. Place 1 cup frosting into resealable plastic food bag; snip off small corner of bag.
Decorate cups by squeezing frosting bag to outline cup handle and curve at top of cup. Spread frosting onto cookie below curved line. Add 3 miniature marshmallows above the curve, using a dot of frosting to attach each marshmallow. Add additional decorations, as desired.
Cut strips as indicated.
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Made these for the kids to decorate-they loved them and were very inventive in decorating. The cookies were sturdy enough for small hands to work with them. I added ginger and cinnamon about 1 tsp each and 1/2 tsp of nutmeg and they were good. Not died and gone to heaven good; but good enough to decorate and eat! Would play with the recipe before making again.
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