Hi Southern Fairytale Gang!
I’m Aimee from the blog Aimee Broussard & Co. I blog about food and aprons. Aprons to wear while creating your food, and food to make while wearing your aprons. See how they go hand and hand? My motto is simple: cook well…..look stylish doing it.
I’m thrilled to be here for my 1st Handmade Holidays- Bake, Craft, Sew!
Every year around this time, social media starts blowing up with Fall flavored beverages and baked goods.
Starbucks brings out the infamous red cups and the world goes bonkers.
Meanwhile, down here in the South we’re still sweating as we watch everyone sip their Pumpkin Spice Lattes from afar.
Or we’re making the hot concoctions into cookies.
Because let’s face it- it’s never too hot for cookies.
These Toasted Marshmallow Hot Cocoa Cookies are incredibly easy to make, and paired with a hand embroidered tea towel (see my blog for the one I made to go along with these cookies) make a delightful holiday gift.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar, divided
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup powdered milk
- 1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 12 large marshmallows, cut in thirds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat butter and 2/3 cup sugar at medium speed until fluffy. Add egg, beating until incorporated.
- In a separate medium bowl, whisk together flour, powdered milk, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to the butter mixture, and again beat well until combined. Add in vanilla.
- In a small bowl, stir together remaining 1/3 cup of sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough into 1-inch balls, and then roll into sugar mixture. Place on prepared pans, spacing 2 inches apart. bake until cookies are set, approximately 8 minutes. Use this time to cut your marshmallows into thirds. Once your cookies come out, work quickly and press 1 marshmallow third into each cookie, cut side down. Eat the middle of the marshmallow since it will have two cut sides.
- Set oven to broil. Watching carefully, broil until marshmallows are lightly toasted. Remove from oven and let cool.
** From Aimee: I sprinkled a few of mine with peppermint bark pieces and it was fantastic.
Thanks for hanging out for me today!
Like every good Southern girl, I collect aprons like I collect cast iron and church recipe books. Aimee’s aprons are adorable, and as delicious to look at as are her recipes! If y’all haven’t *met* Aimee through her blog yet… well, y’all need to get on over there right now! If you’re looking for a reason other than aprons, adorableness, and her sweet southern soul… her Bananas Foster Upside Down Cake is reason to go!
Make sure y’all go over to Aimee’s blog and tell her Hi and enter our AMAZING GIVEAWAY!!!!!
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All month long, I will be sharing delicious and delectable kitchen gifts from 30 amazing bloggers here on A Southern Fairytale! Don’t forget to head on over to According to Kelly for 30 fabulous crafty gifts and Skip to my Lou to get your sewing inspiration on!
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- We have the unbelievably awesome Ninja Ultima Blender
- Epiphanie Bags are my favorite camera bags, and one of y’all is getting a Stella in your choice of color!!!!! (this is the one I’m drooling over!) -they are also giving each of my contributors a special little bonus because they are that awesome!
- Laura from Momables is donating a ONE YEAR subscription to her amazing meal planning service and a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
- I’m giving away to of my very favorite food-centric books: The brand new mouthwateringly beautiful Bountiful: Recipes Inspired by Our Gardenby the supremely talented and lovely couple of White on Rice, Todd and Diane. This book is absolutely gorgeous, I’ve spent hours looking through my copy and drooling over recipes. I really want to move in next door to them.
- I’m also giving away one of my favorite food photography books: Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots
- Deanna Garretson of Design Chicky (my blog designer) is donating a $100 Design Credit! She can help you create custom recipe cards, Facebook page, or whichever one of her services you’d like!
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