Friday, October 12, 2012

Momofuku's Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies

I think this might surprise you: I didn't like these. I wouldn't consider them a fail, just a flavor that turned out to be not as delicious as I'd hoped. Yes, they flattened out. Yes, I made altitude adjustments and did all the things I was supposed to (including chilling the dough before baking). And still they flattened out. And I think part of the problem is that MARSHMALLOWS MELT. Yes, I know, some news. The parts of the cookie where the marshmallow just melted a little bit (the white parts in the picture) were gooey and sweet and delicious. But the rest seemed kind of greasy? And too salty? (overuse of ?'s due to utterly not understanding WHAT I didn't like about these cookies) So, IF I were going to try these again these are the things I would change:
  • Decrease the amount of salt in the recipe overall, either by eliminating the salt from the Cornflake Crunch or by using unsalted butter in that piece of the recipe and then eliminating the salt from the main recipe.
  • Arrange the marshmallows in groupings of 3 or 4 pressed into the top of each mound of dough before chilling, rather than stirring them in. 
  • Obvs, put less cookies on each pan.
So, maybe now that I've typed those things it would be worth a second try. How about this, YOU try it with those changes and let me know how it goes!

TGIP Rating--Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow Cookies--MEH. I could really take them or leave them. Undecided as to whether it's worth a second try with more alterations.

Next up: I'm going to try these Cake Pops (except I'm making mine without sticks, so...cake...balls...sorry) that are all the rage nowadays. I'm making them the old-fashioned way (and by "old-fashioned", I mean the completely easy way, the way they were originally conceived, with boxed cake mix and canned frosting). Yes, I am. But, I think, in this one instance, the point isn't that they are the most amazing things you've ever eaten, but that they're cute. That's what I'm going for. Cute baby pumpkins.

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