Friday, March 19, 2010

"These are S'mores Stuff!": S'mores Cookies









Does anyone else think of "The Sandlot" when anyone references S'mores?! I do, and it reminds me also of summertime and camp fires which I LOVE. Theres nothing like the smell of a campfire. Brings me back to the days when I was little camping with my dad and brother roasting marshmallows and fishing and all that good summer fun! So this cookie is sort of an homage to the upcoming warm grill-out worthy weather (and to the fact that I'm hours away from departing for a Spring Break trip in Panama City Beach with 7 other super cool people in a super nice condo on the beach! YAY!)

I found this recipe on bakedperfection.com and didn't think anything needed changed (except I used dark chocolate as I almost always do, and used reduced-fat graham crackers because if theres anyway to tweak a recipe to make it a tad bit healthier without significantly sacrificing the taste and/or texture, I'm going for it). Also, you may notice that mine are a little undercooked and gooey in the middle, its just thats how I like them, therefore I put them in about a minute less than this recipe... anyways here they are!

S'mores Cookies

A cookie made with graham crackers, hershey chocolate bar and marshmallows.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 dash of cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups miniature chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
2 Hershey bars, chopped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl combine the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, salt, and dash of cinnamon. In a second larger bowl beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8 minutes, and remove from the oven. Push 3 to 4 marshmallows and a few pieces of hershey bar into each cookies. Return to the oven and bake an additional 3-4 minutes until fully cooked. Cool cookies on a wire rack.

Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.

Alright folks, I'm off to enjoy 5 days on the beach and I'm taking these cookies with me!

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4 comments:

LaRea Rasmussen said...

These look delicious! We are going to try them soon!

kenziekylanmom said...

These look so yummy! I can't wait to make them.

Amanda said...

Hey, I came across your blog because a friend of yours recomended it on Jezebel.com. I'm usually a horrible cook, but I've made these for my dad twice recently. They turned out great and everyone loved them.

Natasha said...

Yes, I think of the sandlot every time too! These look delicious and baby wants some too! :)

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