As I write this post I am enroute to the solar eclipe’s path of totality. When this event came up, suggested by Sue at Palatable Pastime, I was going to take the easy route and make a cocktail. Then at dinner one evening I was mentioning the post to my husband and sons. My oldest suggested moon pies and we all thought it was a brilliant idea. Especially since this is a once in a 99 year event. Yes, you read that correctly. You may be thinking, hey, I’ve seen solar eclipses before and yes, you have. However, this solar eclipse is different. It will span the United States from coast to coast for the first time since June 8, 1918, hence the once in 99 year thing. The last eclipse to be seen in any part of the US was in 1979 and only visible in the pacific northwest.
So I went on the search for a recipe. I found the inspiration for this recipe on the Imperial Sugar website. I really think it’s the perfect cookie for the solar eclipse. It even looks a bit like an eclipse. This is the easiest cookie dough I have ever made. It’s easy to roll, easy to cut out, doesn’t stick to the counter and they hold their shape while baking. In the original recipe you made the marshmallow filling. I just didn’t feel the hot, humid climate was conducive to making it so I substituted marshmallow creme or fluff. It was also a time saving tactic. It worked beautifully, if I say so myself. I spooned and swirled the ganache on top and let it drip down the sides.
So if you’re watching the eclipse today, or any eclipse in the future. Enjoy and be safe. Also be sure to check out the recipes from my blogger friends that tip a nod to the event.
Recipes celebrating the Total Solar Eclipse
- Blackberry Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Chinese Mooncakes (Snow Skin Mooncakes) by Caroline’s Cooking
- Dark Sweet Cherry Crepes by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Deep Dark Chocolate Brownies by Palatable Pastime
- Eclipse Pizza by Amy’s Cooking Adventures
- Homemade Moon Pies by Family Around the Table
- Ramen and a Martini from the Abyss by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Triple Chocolate Cookies by The Freshman Cook