Green Velvet Moon Pies

The full moon of the past few days (beautiful) was so inspirational…

Moon Pies

Green Velvet Moon Pies

Chewy cookies  with marshmallow filling and topped with dark chocolate and sprinkles. A slight twist from Sweetapolita’s original.
Makes 6.
For the cookies
  • 160 g flour
  • 1 tsp dark cocoa powder
  • 0.5 tsp baking soda
  • 0.5 tsp cornstarch
  • A pinch of salt
  • 100 g softened butter
  • 100 g sugar
  • 55 g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Green food colouring (Wilton)
  • 1 egg
  • 0.5 tsp vinegar
Preheat the oven to 160 °C fan and line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
Beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, then add the egg and vanilla until well combined. Beat in the vinegar and food colouring.
Beat in at low speed the precombined and sifted flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, cornstarch and salt. Be careful not to overmix at this stage.
Drop the dough on the lined baking sheet using an ice cream scoop for consistency. Leave 5 cm between scoops.
Bake for 9 minutes (don’t overbake!) and allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes before transferring them.
For the golden syrup meringue
  • 1 egg white
  • A pinch of cream of tartar
  • 100 g golden syrup
  • 0.5 tsp vanilla extract

Place the golden syrup in a saucepan and bring to boil. Remove from heat. 

Whisk the egg white with the cream of tartar until soft peaks form.

Slowly add the golden syrup mixture to the whisked egg white and beat until thick and glossy (5 minutes), finally beat in the vanilla extract.

For the cookie assembly, chocolate coating and decoration
  • 70 g dark chocolate
  • 10 ml sunflower oil
  • Sprinkles

Melt the chocolate and oil until smooth. 

Fill a piping bag fitted with a large round tip with the meringue and pipe a generous amount on the bottom half of the cookies. Top each one with another cookie and gently press down to bring them together.

Place the Moon Pies on a wire rack over and pour melted chocolate on them.

Top with rainbow nonpareils (or other sprinkles) and let cool down.

 

Moon Pies

 

Moon Pies.

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