January 24, 2011
We've had a bit of snow lately, not a lot, but enough to make going anywhere not much fun. Consequently we tend to stay inside, puttering around the house, guiltily enjoying being lazy and unproductive. As most people do, I rashly resolved with the new year to eat more healthily. (healthy = eat only 5 cookies instead of 10).
However, being confined inside a house on a cold snowy day, with my cabinets piled with sugar, chocolate chips, and marshmallows, and my refrigerator well stocked with butter - my resolutions went out the window. Since I'd been wanting to make some form of s'mores cookies for a while, and that bag of mini marshmallows looked awfully lonely on that shelf, I used this as an excuse and whipped up these little bites of heaven.
I have to say, these cookies are up there with my Chunky Twix Cookies, and I foresee a happy future with lots of S'mores Cookies, studded with little pillows of happiness (read: marshmallows) and full of sinful, melty goodness (read: chocolate).
This recipe has made it's away around food blogs, but it is originally from Anna of Cookie Madness. And while my taste buds may praise her genius in creating these bad boys, my waist line a month from now may not:) Eat one warm and fresh from the oven, you won't be sorry.
(adapted from Cookies Madness)
1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups mini chocolate chips
1-1/2 cups mini marshmallows, or large ones cut up
2 Hershey bars, chopped
Preheat oven to 375F. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter mixture, and mix until combined. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, graham crackers, salt, and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Use 2 tablespoons or a medium-sized ice cream scoop to drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets. Bake for 7 minutes and remove from oven. Push a few marshmallows and pieces of chocolate into each cookie and return to the oven to bake an additional 3-4 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack before inhaling the entire batch!