A few weeks ago, just the day after we got home from our family trip to Whistler, I was anxious to get back into the kitchen. I had a craving for chocolate chip cookies, and I decided to check out The Joy of Cooking to see if they had any good recipes I could veganize. I then remembered I had some marshmallows leftover from our campfire cones and decided to add them to the cookies. Then realizing that my gluten free SIL was still in town I decided to see if I could make them GF too. And I ended up creating the most delicious concoction of a cookie ever. They are so good. And easy. And addicting. And they taste like S’mores! And so good, did I mention that?
So I got to baking. I added in some aquafaba—the new miracle egg. I’d used this in Somer’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies and it was just the right binder—I wondered if it would work with these gluten free cookies too? Yep, it did!
People have also had great success using aquafaba to make marshmallow fluff—its pretty amazing. I tried a batch of these cookies using the homemade fluff but it wasn’t quite right. It was too thin and incorporated into the cookies too much—for these to be the best you need to have big chunks of marshmallows to caramelize!
Speaking of the marshmallows—I use Dandies Vegan Marshmallows*. We’ve been using these for years—they are a camping staple for us, plus we like them in hot chocolate, campfire cones, and even as a snack! Just last week (completely coincidental timing) they wrote to me and asked if I had heard of them, and if I would be interested in trying some. Yes, of course! And they asked if we would also like to make a video of the boys doing the Chubby Bunny game. Um, yes, David was SO excited.
So what are you waiting for? Grab yourself a bag of Dandies and get baking! These cookies are SO delicious! I’d love for you to follow me on Instagram, and tag photos you post of my recipes with #frieddandelions so that I can see! I love to see what you’re cooking!
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* This post is not sponsored. I received the marshmallows free from Dandies, but was not compensated for my post. Dandies is a brand we use and love!