Tuesday, March 1, 2011

S'mores cookies

So the marshmallows that I made last week have been hanging around.. I'm not a huge marshmallow fan and I didn't make them for any other reason other than for the plain fact that I could.. but they weren't gonna go to waste.

I decided I was going to make cookies with them, because Everyone likes cookies and who doesn't like S'mores?  So I hit the 'net and went searching for a recipe for Graham crackers.. now I wasn't gonna go and make graham crackers per say.. but I wanted cookies with that flavor and I hit it right on the mark :)  These are really simple and come together fairly quickly because the only "real" baking involved is the cookie base, which, in all honesty can be baked ahead of time.

I've made this cookies before for the "sticky cookies" and I doubled the cookie recipe because I like my cookie a little thicker, but you can half the cookie recipe very easily.

S'mores cookies
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar (light or dark whichever you prefer)
1 cup butter, softened
1 Tbs Vanilla extract
Cinnamon sugar
16-20 large marshmallows
1/2 - 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks or chips

Preheat oven to 350°

In a large bowl stir together flour and brown sugar. Cut the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.Press flour mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking pan.

Sprinkle with a dusting of Cinnamon sugar and Bake 40-45 minutes or until set.

Remove the cookies from the oven & shut it off

Top the cookies with chocolate and marshmallows and put them back in the oven (that's been turned off, we don't want the cookies to cook much more but we do want the chocolate & marshmallows to melt) leave in the oven for 10-15 minutes and remove.. if you want a bit of a toasty marshmallow stick them under the broiler for a minute or 2.

These were Fantastic.. too good to even share with my co workers.

Next time I'm making these with the chocolate marshmallow mess that is currently sitting in my freezer.