Thursday 15 November 2007

Marshmallow Cookie & Biscuit Recipe (Low fat recipe)

Chef uses just one tablespoon of low fat margarine to make these low fat cookies.

These biscuits are so more-ish that you will will be seriously tempted to eat the whole batch.

One main ingredient marshmallow is used in this recipe for the cookie mixture to produce 4 different kinds of delicious cookies biscuits from it.

Easy to make these cookies do not even need to be rolled out to make the thin biscuits.

The marshmallows not only give a great sweet flavour to the cookies, it gives the cookies a great chewy texture too.

1. Soft Biscuit Balls

2. Chewy Marshmallow Cookies/Balls

3. Thin Biscuits

4. Marshmallow cookie 'tarts'.

Ingredients for marshmallow cookies

4 Tbsp Soft Light Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp Golden Syrup
1 Tbsp Low Fat Margarine
5 heaped Tbsp Self Raising Flour
1/2 tsp Sweet Spice Mix
2 Handfuls Sultanas
1 Tbsp Skimmed Milk (small level spoonful)
2 Long Marshmallows or 1 Cup Small Marshmallow pieces

How to make marshmallow cookies recipe

Place sugar, syrup and margarine into a bowl, mix well.

Add flour, sultanas and sweet spice, mix well.

The cookie mixture will look like pastry crumbs coming together.

Now add skimmed milk and keep mixing very well until it forms a ball of biscuit dough.

Making the different marshmallow cookies

Now the cookie mixture is ready, take a quarter of the dough and place the remaining dough in a separate dish.

Add the 1/2 cup or 1 handful of chopped/small marshmallow pieces to your 1/4 dough and knead them in.

Your hands will get a little sticky here so just dab them in a little flour.

Shape pieces of the marshmallow dough into flat cookie shapes and balls and place on a greased and floured baking tray.

For your marshmallow cookie tarts, grease and flour a tart baking tray.

Take another quarter of your mixture and shape into flat rounds with your hands and place into each mould of the tray.

Place a few chunks o marshmallow into each tart case just as you would making a jam tart.

You should have half of the mixture left.

Half it again and roll into little balls and place onto a greased and floured baking tray.

Take chunks of the mixture and flatten on a little lightly floured plate with your hands, it should spread easily, cut with shape of your choice.

Cook in a hot oven at 200C for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Careful that the marshmallow cookies do not over cook and burn.

Enjoy Chefs marshmallow cookie recipe.


Aparna Balasubramanian said...

These look good and easy to do. My daughter loves home made food! Will give these a try. Just a couple of questions.
Would butter do instead? Surprising as it sounds, margarine is hard to find where I live now!!
What exactly makes up sweet spice? Perhaps I could put it together.

Kribha said...

4 in 1. That's awesome. I love the versatility of this dough.I liked the Chewy Marshmallow Cookies the most. Thanks for sharing this.

USHA said...

Hi Jeena,

Wow!!!thats a gr8 low fat Biscuit...It is just amazing...Thanks for sharing.

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Aparna thanks for stopping by. :)

I have never tried butter in this recipe but I am sure it would do just fine and give these biscuits a lovely buttery taste to them.

I buy my sweet spice mix already made from the shop. It is made up of coriander, cinnamon, caraway, dill, fennel, ginger, clove, turmeric and nutmeg. I think maybe less of the savoury spices like turmeric and more of the sweet ones like fennel. I am not sure on measurements but all I can say is the aroma is so beautiful that you will want to use it in everything you make. :D This exact blend is the best I have ever used. I hope this helps Aparna, let me know how they go . :)

Hi Kribha you are welcome thanks for stopping by I'm glad you like it. :)

Hey Usha thanks for the lovely comment you are very welcome. Glad you like my recipe. j:)

FH said...

Looks delicious Jeena. Looks like you already started on Xmas cookies!:)
I love the first plump cookies. I don't like marshmallows,so I will skip it!:))

Kajal@aapplemint said...

love your measurements in come no one else does that :P
and of course a gr8 step by step guide always is helpful. Thankdsfor sharing.

Irene said...

Hello. We have become very rich and beautiful.

Greetings from Spain!

Lissie said...

jeena, 4 different biscuits from one dough! thats awesome!!! loved the marshmallow tarts :D

Swaruchy said...

Jeena ....Great looking biscuits dear........Once again...u stunned me with all those photographs :-))
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Have a great time dear :-)

Rosie said...

WOW Jeena all your cookies look amazing!! Great recipe and so very adaptable!! Clever you :))

Rosie x

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those biscuits look marvelous! A great and versatile dough...



Cynthia said...

May I have a cuppa please to go with these biscuits? :)

Sagari said...

lovely biscuits jeena

Maggie said...

Wonderful looking biscuits and low fat too!

DK said...

Hav never tried anything with Marshmallows..! lemme try this..and will update u soon :)

Shivapriya said...

Nice looking biscuits, that too eggless. Love it.

Mansi said...

these looks nice Jeena, especially the X'mas tree shaped cookies:) I mad eMarchmallow Mud Cookies too for thanksgiving:)

Cakelaw said...

These look great Jeena - definitely want to try them in at least one of their incarnations.

Anonymous said...

I made these cookies but used honey instead of golden syrup, the cookie batter was very sticky i couldn't roll it in any shape, tried adding more flour but didn't work! any suggestions

Chef Jeena said...

Hi there,

You need to use golden syrup for this recipe as honey and syrup have different consistancies.

Thank you for visiting my food recipe blog.

Jeena :-)

Unknown said...

I was looking for low fat biscuits to make, i found these and decided to make them, they are very nice!
i will be making them again.