Friday, June 11, 2010

Mudarons - not quite mud puddles and not quite macarons

So I was sitting around having a chat with my friend jojobirdo when she mentioned a recipe she had just made for Chocolate Mud Puddle Biscuits which consisted of only 5 ingredients and turned out with a delicious brownie texture.

Of course I was instantly intrigued, easy, chocolatey and delicious who wouldn't be. So I copied the recipe into my ideas book with the thought I might try it one day.

But that very night after dinner the craving stuck me and luckily for me I had all the ingredients handy.....almost. Jojobirdo and I had mused how similar the ingredients were to a macaron, except the mud puddle recipe called for crushed nuts instead of ground almond.

So I made a little modification and came up with this cookie which as it turns out looks nothing like the Mud Puddle Cookies I googled, which should spread out while cooking into a flat shiny textured cookie with a crackly finish.

But I am happy with my not really Mud Puddles, they looked a bit like a messy macaron. They are actually really yummy and only took 20 minutes to mix, cook (and eat).

I think I might call them Mudarons.

I also made a variation with marshmallows, and it seems they were so good warm I didn't have any left the next morning for pictures.

Thanks Jojobirdo.

Mudarons makes approx 30
(any US conversions in brackets)

2 cups icing (powdered) sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1tsp vanilla
2 egg whites
150g (5 1/4 oz) ground almond

Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F) and line baking trays with parchment paper.

Place all ingredients in bowl and  mix with a hand held or stand mixer. Mixture will be very stiff and sticky.

Pop approx 2 tsp onto baking trays allowing a little room to spread.

Bake for 10 mins or until just cooked.

Remove from tray after 5 mins to wire rack. 

Variation Hot Chocolate Mudarons - after 8 mins remove trays and place a marshmallow onto top of each cookie. Return to oven and bake further 2 mins.


  1. Well done Linda - I'm most impressed. I can't wait to try them out. The marshmallow ones look particularly scrumptious!

  2. They look fantastic and I like your new moniker for them! They look very nice and fudgey inside :D

  3. A great find for making with my little one! They look so rewardingly chocolatey and fudgie and there's almost no waiting which is perfect with a 2&1/2 year old standing at the oven tapping her foot :)

  4. Jojobirdo - yes I think the marshmallow ones are pretty scrummy - thank you.
    Lorraine - haha well the original name didn't quite fit anymore after I changed the ingredients.
    Sarah - oh yeah quick gratification with 3 kids 5 and under I know all about that.