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Strawberry Marshmallow Fluff Cookies – Best Cookies Ever

Marshmallow Fluff Thanksgiving Cookies

Biscuits | 18th November 2015 | By

This is a complete antidote to my last post for overnight oats. I might like to start my day in a healthy way, but as regular readers will know, I have a sweet tooth and like to indulge it from time to time. I’m not sure I can even claim there are any healthy components to these strawberry Marshmallow Fluff cookies, but my goodness they’re delicious.

This was the first time I’d ever tried the iconic American spread, Marshmallow Fluff. It was a favourite of John F Kennedy apparently and was invented as long ago as 1917. Ooey, gooey and very sticky , it was so much nicer than I was expecting it to be. Granted it’s very sweet, but it transported me straight back to childhood, where as a very occasional special treat, I was allowed strawberry instant whip. Like instant whip, it makes no bones about being natural. It boldly proclaims “artificial strawberry flavour” on the label. As for the white marshmallow fluff, I’m saving that to top some hot chocolate when I’m feeling particularly decadent. Put it on your cakes, in your cakes, spread it on toast, it can be used for any number of things, not least eating straight from the jar with a teaspoon. In fact I’m having a very hard time, not polishing the whole thing off. Unlike marshmallows, Marshmallow Fluff does not contain gelatine so it’s vegetarian friendly. Sadly for vegans the ingredients do include egg whites though. 

Marshmallow Fluff Collage

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, 26th November, I wanted to make something to celebrate the day and what could be more American than Marshmallow Fluff and cookies. My first thoughts were to make cookies then sandwich them together with the Marshmallow Fluff. However,  in honour of the special occasion, I decided to push the boat out a little and bake cookies with the Marshmallow Fluff already inside. As it happened, I had a bar of strawberry flavoured chocolate to hand, so that was chipped and tipped into the mix as well. The result was sweet and flavoursome – cookies that were crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle, just like the genuine American article. I was hoping for a gooey marshmallowy centre, but the chewy one I got was so good, I reckon it would be hard to improve on it.

Strawberry Marshmallow Fluff Cookies
Yields 16
A very moreish crisp on the outside, chewy in the middle type of cookie. Strawberry flavoured chocolate bits and gooey strawberry flavoured Marshmallow Fluff in the middle make them a real crowd pleaser.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 110 g unsalted butter
  2. 160g light muscovado sugar
  3. 1 medium to large egg
  4. 160g flour (half wholemeal, half plain)
  5. 60g rolled oats
  6. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  7. 75g strawberry flavoured milk chocolate (I used a Godiva bar) - chopped
  8. 16 - 18 tsp strawberry marshmallow fluff
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the egg.
  3. Sieve in the flour and baking powder, then add the oats and stir until just mixed.
  4. Stir in the chocolate bits.
  5. Roll teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place half, well apart, on a lined baking tray.
  6. Press a dent into the middle as if you were making thumbprint biscuits and fill with the marshmallow fluff.
  7. Make a thumbprint in the remaining balls and flatten them slightly as you go. Place over the cookies on the tray, covering the marshmallow fluff and seal the sides with your fingers.
  8. Bake at 180C for 12-15 minutes depending on how crunchy or chewy you like your cookies. They should be just turning golden.
  9. Place on a wire rack to cool.
Notes
  1. Makes 16-18 large cookies.
  2. Can easily be adapted to use plain, milk or white chocolate and original marshmallow fluff.
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Alphabakes LogoM is for Marshmallow Fluff, the chosen letter for Alpha Bakes this month. Hosted alternately by The More Than Occasional Baker and Caroline Makes.

 

 

Treat Petite LogoThis autumn has been pretty miserable so far, so dark and dismal. Sweet treats are definitely needed to perk things up, so I’m sending these strawberry Marshmallow Fluff cookies to Treat Petite where the theme is Autumn. You’ll find it this month at The Baking Explorer, otherwise at CakeyBoi.

Some other recipes you might like using Marshmallow Fluff

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  1. Leave a Reply

    Sophie
    18th November 2015

    Mmm these look delicious! I love marshmallow fluff but never thought of putting it in cookies – will have to try!

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      Choclette
      18th November 2015

      Marshmallow Fluff was a first for me Sophie, I loved it on its own and in the cookies šŸ˜‰

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    Diana
    18th November 2015

    You always bake the best cookies Choclette! I really want to try and make my own marshmallow fluff

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      Choclette
      18th November 2015

      Thanks Diana, what a lovely thing to say. I’d like to have a go at making my own too.

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    Roz Goodgame
    18th November 2015

    sounds lovely. I’ve only used marshmallow fluff in buttercream type fillings before but will give this a go!

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      Choclette
      18th November 2015

      It was new to me in any way shape or form Roz – so naughty, but so nice!

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      Choclette
      18th November 2015

      It is super sweet stuff Helen, so definitely not something for every day, but as an occasional treat? Mmmm!

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      Choclette
      18th November 2015

      Thanks Angie. Really, they should come with a mega “sweet” warning, but they are very nice šŸ™‚

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    Jo
    18th November 2015

    These look fantastic. I’d never considered adding marshmallow fluff to a biscuit batter. Now I want to try the strawberry version as I’ve only tasted the plain.

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      Choclette
      18th November 2015

      All I can say about the strawberry version Jo, is that the jar is now empty šŸ˜‰

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    Lucy @ BakingQueen74
    18th November 2015

    I haven’t tried the strawberry flavour yet, must remedy that ASAP. Will be adding some to my hot chocolate and these cookies would go very well!

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      Choclette
      19th November 2015

      Ah yes Lucy, I haven’t tried it, but I reckon you are right and one of these cookies would be a perfect accompaniment to hot chocolate šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      19th November 2015

      It was a first for me Jemma – very sweet, but well worth trying.

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    Kathrina
    19th November 2015

    What an interesting recipe…in a good way! I wouldn’t have thought of this combination when planning a cookie, but I can really see how it would be delicious. I’ve never tried strawberry marshmallow fluff, so I’m going to be on the lookout for it in stores. Thanks for sharing!

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      Choclette
      19th November 2015

      Thanks Kathrina. Because fluff was new to me, I didn’t have any concept of what’s normally done with it, which I guess is quite liberating in some ways.

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    Jessica {Swanky Recipes}
    19th November 2015

    Literally about to lick the screen as these cookies look and sound amazing! What an awesome idea and they’d go great with hot chocolate right about now!

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      Choclette
      19th November 2015

      Haha, thanks Jessica. You’re the second one to pair these cookies with hot chocolate – it’s now got to be done šŸ˜‰

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    Whitney
    19th November 2015

    How fun! I’ve really only every used fluff for fudge. But I bet it’s fabulous for cookies!

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    Michelle
    19th November 2015

    Wow, never considered fluff as a baking ingredient, I’ve only had it on sandwiches when I was a little kid. Theses look absolutely scrumptious!

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      Choclette
      19th November 2015

      Thanks Michelle. Fluff is new to me, I’ve never had it on bread. It did work very well in these cookies though.

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      Choclette
      19th November 2015

      It seems we are both behind the times in this respect Bintu šŸ˜‰

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    LydiaF
    19th November 2015

    I think it’s interesting that marshmallows and marshmallow fluff are always in the American section of the grocery. It wasn’t something we ate a lot of when I was growing up in Maryland, except the occasional s’more. Maybe it’s popularity is a regional thing(?) It is good, in a weird way. I love the little bits of fluff peeking out of your cookies.

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      Choclette
      19th November 2015

      Thanks Lydia. That’s interesting, we think of it as being soooo American.

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    Camilla
    19th November 2015

    These look awesome Choclette, must get some of this fluff:-)

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      Choclette
      19th November 2015

      Thanks Camilla, it’s definitely worth getting to have a bit of a play – it’s fun šŸ™‚

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    Alida
    19th November 2015

    I have a secret addiction to marshmallows. I didn’t grow up with them and only discovered them later in life but.. it was love at first sight! There is something about them that’s irresistible! Love your recipe, bookmarking, thanks!

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      Choclette
      19th November 2015

      Thanks Alida. I think I fell in love with marshmallows when we were travelling in NZ, many years ago no. We attended a party, where the main fun was toasting marshmallows outside over a fire – I was in heaven.

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    Kate - gluten free alchemist
    19th November 2015

    Like Alida, I have a secret addiction to marshmallows (ssshhhh…. don’t tell my husband…. I wait until he goes to bed or is away and then sit with a large bag and munch….). My daughter loves the fluff…. I find it a bit sweet and over-sticky on its own (despite my love of the soft squelchy sweet variety), but I could definitely find a place for it in cookies!!!! These sound very naughty and very yummy…. love the fact that they are soft and chewy. Reckon they might work with a straight substitution of GF flour…. what do you think?

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      Choclette
      20th November 2015

      Haha Kate, I’m picturing you hiding the bag now šŸ˜‰ I have to say this marshmallow fluff is very sweet, as are the cookies, but sometimes sweet is OK. I don’t see why they wouldn’t work with GF flour, but I think you’d know better than me.

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    Leisel
    20th November 2015

    These look ludicrously good! They remind me of the pillow cookies sold at my local Fresh Market.

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      Choclette
      20th November 2015

      I’ve not heard of pillow cookies Leisel, but they sound good šŸ™‚

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    Kat (The Baking Explorer)
    20th November 2015

    I’ve had the vanilla fluff before and never thought of putting it in cookies, great idea! Thanks for entering into Treat Petite.

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      Choclette
      21st November 2015

      I bet you’ve done something interesting with it Kat – or did you just eat the whole thing with a spoon? šŸ˜‰

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      Choclette
      22nd November 2015

      Thanks Neli, I have to say I was rather pleased with myself šŸ˜‰

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      Choclette
      22nd November 2015

      Thanks Rachel, these cookies really are fun but also quite delicious šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      22nd November 2015

      Thanks CC. I was hoping for the fluff to remain fluffy inside, but the chewiness I actually got was pretty good anyway.

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    Dom
    23rd November 2015

    just coming back to these cookies…. they are stupendous. Am making them today… will report back!

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    Donna
    23rd November 2015

    I have never tried fluff, I always wanted to when I was a kid though šŸ™‚ My husband would love these – he is a huge fan of strawberry flavoured everything, this would be right up his alley!

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      Choclette
      24th November 2015

      Thanks Donna. I’d never tried it until now either – not sure what my excuse is!

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    Molly Kumar
    25th November 2015

    These sounds so delicious and with Marshmallow fluff it must be tasting heavenly – Quite an addicting cookie šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      26th November 2015

      Thanks Molly. Yes, I think addictive describes them quite well šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      28th November 2015

      Ooh goodness, I never thought about fudge Marisa. Just trying to imagine how good that must be.

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      Choclette
      29th November 2015

      I know what you mean Alex, especially as it could become rather addictive.

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    bakingaddict
    30th November 2015

    These sound delicious! Strawberry fluff and strawberry chocolate in a cookie? Yes please!! Thanks for entering AlphaBakes. Ps you’ve transported JFk to the future of 2017 to invent these šŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      30th November 2015

      Hi Ros, they were totally delicious. Thanks for picking up on my time travelling, no-one else seems to have noticed!

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