Mini Moon Pies

Mini Moon Pie

Shortbread cookies sandwiched with marshmallow filling and covered in a generous rich chocolate coating.

Author: Lauren Lilling
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: 6 mini moon pies

Ingredients
For the dough:
57g (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
40g (1/4 cup) powdered sugar
5 milliliters (1 tablespoon) honey
2 milliliters (1/2 teaspoon) vanilla extract
1g (1/4 teaspoon) fine sea salt
66g (1/2 cup) all-purpose flour, plus additional for rolling
For assembly:
24g (1/4 cup) marshmallow fluff
170g (1 cup) semi-sweet chocolate chips
15 milliliters (1 tablespoon) coconut oil

 

Instructions
In a medium-sized bowl with an electric mixer, combine butter, sugar, honey and vanilla on medium speed until light and fluffy
Add flour and salt, beat on low just until combined
Chill dough in refrigerator for about thirty minutes
While dough is chilling, pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

When dough is ready, heavily flour a clean counter or board
(I taped some parchment paper to the counter to manage the extra mess of baking with a two-year old); Use your fingers or a rolling pin to press the dough into a six-inch square; add flour to prevent sticking if needed

Use a two-inch wide biscuit cutter to cut twelve circles from the dough and place on prepared baking sheet
Bake for ~10 minutes or until edges turn golden brown; allow cookies to cool completely on baking sheet

Once cookies are cooled, line a large plate with parchment or wax paper and set aside
Melt the chocolate chips and oil in a double boiler (or microwave at fifty percent power, stirring every thirty seconds until melted)

Turn half of cookies over and spread a thin layer of fluff on top of them; press remaining cookies down to make sandwiches;
Dunk sandwiches into melted chocolate and place on prepared plate; chill in fridge for a few minutes before serving

 

Notes
Cookies stay fresh in freezer for a few days or well wrapped in freezer for up to a month; the cookies will get slightly softer over time
I also doubled the recipe with no problem

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