Thursday, March 3, 2011

Week 9: S'mores Cookies

I needed something simple to revive my track record of cookie-ing, so I did some research. This cookie is fun and very simple. It's a drop cookie, so no rolling or strenuous shaping/molding/cutting/etc. In fact, it is, in essence, a chocolate chip cookie.

I found the recipe online (somewhere) and am now having trouble locating the source; so if anyone reading this wants to look for it and let me know, I would be forever grateful.

The idea behind this cookie was simple enough: a chocolate chip cookie with some of the flour substituted out for graham cracker crumbs; and at the last minute press in marshmallows and milk chocolate pieces. I am extremely pleased with how they came out, and will definitely be making them again. In fact, one of my co-workers claimed that they are my best cookie so far. I do have to say, they are much better right out of the oven than after sitting for a while...but they are good cooled as well! These were just yummy. Plain and simple.

And without further ado:

S'Mores Cookies
makes approximately 4 dozen cookies

1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup (or as necessary) mini marshmallows
4 (or as necessary) milk chocolate candy bars (such as Hershey's)

1. Combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. Cream butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until well combined. Stir in flour gradually until dough forms. Mix in chocolate chips. Refrigerate dough for one hour.

3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit.

4. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto ungreased (or prepared) cookie sheets. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately place marshmallows and broken pieces of chocolate candy bar into soft cookies. Return to oven to bake for another 2 minutes.

Bake, taste, enjoy....and as always, Happy Baking!

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