Flourless Nutella Marshmallow Cloud Cookie Cups
Chocolaty, hazelnutty cookie cups topped with a fluffy marshmallow buttercream.
Serves: 24
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
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.
Cookies adapted from Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies from Cooking on the Weekends.[br]Frosting adapted from The Easiest Marshmallow Buttercream Ever from NibbleDish.
Recipe by Cupcakes & Kale Chips at http://cupcakesandkalechips.com/2013/12/10/flourless-nutella-marshmallow-cloud-cookie-cups/