Cookies | August 15, 2011

S’mores Cookies

S'mores Cookies
Time for another installment of the SRC. Yahoo! I love this club. This month my recipe comes from Mary at Giving Up on Perfect. Mary blogs about her life in Kansas City as a wife to her high school sweetheart and mom of one adorable little girl. She’s a recovering perfectionist who has “given up on perfect and is trying to accept that perfection is probably not attainable in this life”. Oh good, the pressure is off. If only you could see my house, Mary.
S'mores Cookies
I loved the idea of S’mores cookies. Mary has a little thing with S’mores recipes (here’s a link to her list of recipes). I think she had 4 or 5 on her blog. Oh, useless fact, August 10th is National S’mores day. Every year.
Want to be voted best mom on the block? Try out this recipe when your kids go back to school NEXT WEEK. Yes, a week from Monday. That’s when we start back.
Not sure how I feel about that yet. Maybe we should have lunch on the 22nd and talk 🙂
 
S'mores Cookies

S'mores Cookies

adapted from Giving Up on Perfect blog
Course Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Golden Grahams cereal
  • 1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 4 regular size Hershey Bars
  • 9 large marshmallows sliced in half

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cream butter with sugars. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips to mixing bowl. Mix just until all dry ingredients are incorporated, about 1 minute. Fold in Golden Grahams and mini marshmallows with spatula, do not use mixer. Fold just until evenly distributed into batter.
  4. With large cookie scoop, or spoon, shape dough into 18 balls (about the size of golf balls) place on parchment lined cookies sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Press down on each cookie a bit with the back of a large spoon or spatula.
  5. Bake for about 7 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven.
  7. Place one half of a marshmallow on each cookie, put back in oven and bake for an additional 2 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven again, slightly flatten and place 2 rectangles from a broken up Hershey bar on top of marshmallow.
  9. Cook for an additional minute.
  10. Remove from oven (for the last time), with a knife, spread the melted chocolate so it covers the marshmallow.

Recipe Notes

-I used Golden Grahams instead of regular Graham Crackers, as called for in the original recipe. I'm going to be honest, although I absolutely LOVE Golden Grahams, I didn't like the way the cereal texture changed after baking. So next time, I will probably try regular graham crackers. 1 cup, chopped.

- I experimented with a whole large marshmallow on top, which I thought was too much marshmallow.

Also, no marshmallow on top, without it, the cookie just lacked the "wow" factor. I tried some with two squares of chocolate, swirled the chocolate, then pressed another square on top, so the Hershey name showed. I kind of liked the way it looked.

 

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  1. I'm a pretty big fan of the s'more myself. I even made a s'more pie today – but I wish I had seen these cookies first, because they would have won out =)

    Great choice for the SRC!

  2. " I tried some with two squares of chocolate, swirled the chocolate, then pressed another square on top, so the Hershey name showed. I kind of liked the way it looked."

    Yeah, I agree, that looks really cool!

  3. Those cookies are amazing and the gals that contributed to your event really outdid themselves. I am new to your blog and after reading this post decided to read through some you had written earlier. I'm so glad I did that. I really love the food and recipes you feature here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  4. made these for an outing with a bunch of ladies the other night, and they received rave reviews!! i had to wrap them since they were part of a boxed dinner, and i was afraid the tops might get all stuck to the wrapper (i used foil) and goopy, but they fared beautifully, and were a big hit. thanks for making me look like a good baker:)

    1. Holly, I haven’t frozen these. We have eaten them up too quickly! I’m sure they will be fine frozen. Thanks for reading!