Mars Cookies

Today, we’re back with another cookie recipe. And I’m telling you, you’re going to love it. On the face value, these might look like just another chocolate chip cookie. But no, that’s not all, these are mars cookies. And you’ll find that out only once you bite into it.

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I think stuffed cookies are awesome! It’s such an unexpected surprise and totally makes you rockstars in the eater’s eyes. It would be crazy weird in my case. I mean, I’d have to be a rockstar in my own eyes! We’re supposed to learn to love ourselves anyways, right?

I think we should all make these mars cookies then. It’ll teach us to love ourselves and be our very own rockstars. Okay, enough with that now. Let’s not be narcissistic. Let’s give all our attention to these babies; these mars cookies.

It’s just a normal chocolate chip cookie dough but massive ones at that. They spread a good bit so the best thing would be to place them well apart from each other. You don’t want a giant rectangular cookie!

Now, even though these mars cookies spread a bit, they’re still thick and chewy in the middle, of course, that’s also partly because of the chopped Mars bars that go into the centre. They’re also crisp on the outside and I went a step ahead and dotted the entire rounded surface of the cookie dough with chocolate chips. That way, when the cookies spread, they looked exactly like the chocolate chip cookie emoji! It makes the cookie extra special. Of course, you can skip it. But it’ll be so fun to actually go ahead and do that, no? Besides, who’s ever had a problem with extra chocolate chips?

When making these Mars cookies, also please ensure that you after you’ve chopped one large Mars bar into tiny pieces and frozen them. That way, they’ll be just molten when they’re baked and cooled. If you use room temperature Mars bars, they’ll basically just boil in the hot oven and won’t taste as good. So, do me a solid and freeze them before use, okay?

This recipe makes all of 4 large Mars cookies. It’s perfect if you stay alone or with a partner / roommate. You don’t have to make 3 dozen cookies in one go that you’ll be stuffing in your face all day and then breaking your bones on the treadmill. Nah! That’s no fun! Instead, eat one of these cookies after your workout. You’re body will get it’s fuel and you won’t even feel guilty! Now that’s a cookie I love! And I promise you, you’ll love it too.

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I’ve also got some amazing news to give. After a lot of contemplation, I’ve finally decided to also start making videos of my recipes. It’s just an attempt to be able to show you how to make a recipe in a better manner so you understand it completely. I’m hoping to start posting them soon, in about a few weeks’ time. I really hope you enjoy it. There’s also another very big news I’ve to give but that’s another story for another time.

I really really hope that you make these Mars cookies and enjoy eating them as much as I did!

Mars Cookies

Yield: Makes 4 large cookies

Mars Cookies

Ingredients

  1. 50 grams unsalted butter, room temperature
  2. 35 grams brown sugar
  3. 1/2 beaten egg, room temperature
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 80 grams all purpose flour
  6. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1 small pinch salt
  8. 2 heaped tablespoons of dark chocolate chips + extra for topping
  9. 1 large Mars bar chopped into tiny pieces and frozen

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix butter and sugar together until well combined. Do not make it pale and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well until it all comes together.
  4. In a clean bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt).
  5. Add it to the wet ingredients and combine till it comes together in a smooth dough.
  6. About halfway through the process, add your dark chocolate chips and mix again to form a uniform dough.
  7. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper.
  8. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop out the cookie dough and line it on the parchment paper.
  9. Make sure you place them at least 2 - 3 inches apart from each other as they do spread considerably.
  10. Flatten the dough out and stuff as many chopped frozen mars as you can in the centre.
  11. Bring the dough together in such a way that the stuffing stays in the middle and roll the dough into balls. Do not flatten them.
  12. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  13. Add chocolate chips to the surface of the cookies and bake them in the oven that’s been preheating at 180 degrees C for about 12 - 15 minutes.
  14. Halfway through, turn the cookie tray so that the cookies get an even bake throughout.
  15. Take them out of the oven. Let the cookies cool for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
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