Flourless Nutella Marshmallow Cloud Cookie Cups for #ChristmasWeek

Welcome to Day #2 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting yesterday, Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.

And what says “Christmas” more than hot chocolate…  in cookie form…  with Nutella?  That’s kind of what I was going for here.  Chocolaty, hazelnutty cookie cups topped with a fluffy marshmallow buttercream are heavenly, which is why I call these Flourless Nutella Marshmallow Cloud Cookie Cups.

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So remember that marshmallow frosting from yesterday?  And remember how I told you about making one recipe and divvying it up and changing it around?  Yup, did it again!  #sorrynotsorry.

I’ve made these flourless Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cooking on the Weekends a few times.  Love ‘em.  But you’ll notice the edges get a little crumbly, so they are fairly tender cookies.  I really wanted to make a marshmallow filled Nutella cookie, but when I tried to wrap this dough around some marshmallows, well, let’s just say that The Hubby said they looked like rhino crap. Insanely delicious rhino crap, mind you, but a cookie that had to be chipped off the cookie sheet and crumbled over ice cream is definitely not blog-worthy.

So I decided to put the dough into a mini muffin tin.  I was a little afraid about stuffing with marshmallows again, though I will give that another shot in the future, but since I had found and made that marshmallow buttercream, I just figured I’d pipe some on top of these babies.  And there you have it, the highly interesting history of the birth of Flourless Nutella Marshmallow Cloud Cookie Cups.

Don’t worry about all that.  Just make them and eat them!

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Flourless Nutella Marshmallow Cloud Cookie Cups
 
Chocolaty, hazelnutty cookie cups topped with a fluffy marshmallow buttercream.
Author:
Serves: 24
Ingredients
For the Flourless Nutella Cookie Cups:
  • 1 c Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Marshmallow Buttercream
  • Sprinkles, colored sugar, nonpareils, etc. for decorating, if desired
For the Marshmallow Buttercream:
  • 1 c milk
  • 2 c mini marshmallows
  • 1 c unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • ½ c powdered sugar
Instructions
For the Flourless Nutella Cookie Cups:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray a mini muffin tin liberally with cooking spray.
  2. Using a fork, blend the Nutella with the egg whites until fully incorporated.
  3. Mix in the cocoa powder, and then the chocolate chips.
  4. Divide the dough between the 24 muffin cups and press down.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges look set. The middles will not look done. That's ok. They will set up as they cool.
  6. Remove pans from the oven and place on a cooling rack until cooled completely.
  7. Once fully cooled, gently remove from the muffin tin, frost with the Marshmallow Buttercream, and decorate with sprinkles, etc., if desired.
  8. These are best stored in the refrigerator until near when you are ready to eat them.
For the Marshmallow Buttercream:
  1. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the milk and marshmallows and gently melt, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool.
  2. Using a hand mixer, cream the butter until light and fluffy.
  3. With the mixer running, slowly pour in the marshmallow mixture and vanilla. At this point, it may start to look like it has separated a bit.
  4. While continuing to whip the frosting, gradually add the powdered sugar and whip until light and creamy.
  5. Use immediately on completely cooled cookie cups.
Notes
Cookies adapted from Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cooking on the Weekends.
Frosting adapted from The Easiest Marshmallow Buttercream Ever from NibbleDish.

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Bethany says

    Love that this recipe is flourless but still sounds so yummy! I love the utensils in blue, thanks for the chance to win a set.

  2. Cindy Clogston says

    I like the soleil ones. They’re very bright and cheerful and would fit in perfectly in my cupcake themed kitchen.

  3. Stephanie says

    Green! I don’t have very many green things, and it’s such a pleasing color. I really need to start getting some.

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