I just had to post one more cookie recipe before Christmas Day. Why? Because it’s my favorite part about Christmas. Sure, I love getting together with my family, watching Christmas movies, and helping mom with the tamales. The magic in the air, the warmth, the hugs, and the Christmas spirit that comes to life! I love that SOOOOOO much!
But I also really LOVE getting in the kitchen and baking cookies. (and listening to Christmas songs!)
Baking everybody’s favorite cookies, that’s my Christmas present! It saves me from having to go shopping and going crazy bananas about long lines and finding a parking spot at the mall. Me? I just ever so patiently put my apron on and bake cookies!
And I have a long list: chocolate chip cookies, mexican wedding cookies, cowboy cookies, snickerdoodles, gingerbread men, and of course coricos.
I know! I spend all day baking, baking, baking! Cookie dough in my hair, oven timer beeping away, wonderful cookie aromas, and wire racks full of freshly baked cookies all over the kitchen. I just love baking cookies!
This time, for Christmas, I wanted to try something new. Something new with snickerdoodles (I just adore their cute little name). I kept daydreaming about putting marshmallow creme inside two snickerdoodle cookies. Like a sandwich. But not a whoopie pie. A cross between those two perhaps? And my dream became true!
First I made my own marshmallow creme. And even though I didn’t have a candy thermometer because clumsy me broke it the other day, I was still able to make it. I thought it’d be a disaster but it worked, I found a super easy recipe at Annie’s Eats. I liked this marshmallow creme more than the kind in the jar because it’s easier to work with and not too sticky. Be careful though! It’s hard NOT to lick off the creme from the bowl!
Then I added a dollop of marshmallow creme between two snickerdoodle cookies. MMM! These snickerdoodle marshmallow creme pies are so good. Marshmallow creme and snickerdoodles are a match made in heaven!
I just love snickerdoodles and I love them just the way they are. But the marshmallow creme is a nice addition and a great way to decorate them with some festive holiday sprinkles.
Seriously. What would Christmas be without these cute Christmas cookies? I just can’t imagine Christmas without cookies. And now I can’t imagine Christmas day without these Snickerdoodle Marshmallow Creme Pies.
Snickerdoodle Marshmallow Creme Pies
|Yields||1 dozen sandwich cookies|
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 3/4 cups sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/8 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- marshmallow creme (homemade or store bought)
|Sift dry ingredients: flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt together in a bowl|
|In another bowl beat softened, room temperature butter at medium speed until fluffy. Add sugar and beat until well combined. Then add the egg and beat well.|
|Add flour mixture gradually and mix well with a wooden spoon.|
|If dough is too wet, chill in the refrigerator for a few hours. If not, skip to step 5!|
|Preheat oven to 350 F.|
|Measure out round balls of cookie dough with the tablespoon or use a measuring scale and weigh 1/2 oz balls.|
|In a plate, mix together 1/8 cup of sugar with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Roll the balls in the mixture and coat them well.|
|Bake in a parchment-lined baking sheet. These cookies spread out a lot so make sure to give them enough space!|
|Bake for 8-11 minutes or until they are golden brown around the edges.|
|Cool completely on wire racks.|
|Spread a rounded tablespoon or more of marshmallow creme on the bottom of one cookie and place another cookie on top If you want, you could roll the edges around in sprinkles for a festive look!|