I don’t think there could possibly be one person
walking this pretty planet of ours that doesn’t like Smores.
Crisp graham crackers filled with gooey toasted marshmallow and dreamy melted chocolate….
Today I have a HEAVENLY cookie recipe that captures these wonderful flavors.
everything tastes great added to cookie dough.
Ok…perhaps asparagus shouldn’t be added to cookie dough.
But a lovely toasted marshmallow?
The two love each other dearly.
Now seeing that today is Wednesday and I have promised to post a fun kid lovin’ kitchen project each Wednesday this summer, I wanted to show you just how easy it is to make smores indoors!
No fire needed.
Of course smores are all the more heavenly with marshmallows toasted over a camp fire. But I don’t always have a campfire rip roaring outside my kitchen window.
And sometimes we want smores…
So we lay some graham crackers out on a cookie sheet and sprinkle them with chocolate chips.
We cover the chocolate chips with marshmallows….
And toss the pan into 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes, or until the marshmallows have puffed up nicely.
Then place another graham cracker over the top, press the toasted marshmallows down and vwalla…there you have it.
Easy InDoor Smores.
Pretty easy, hu?
Now if you have a little more time in your schedule and would like to make some heavenly cookies of wonder and bliss….
I sure hope you will.
Time: about 90 minutes
Yield: 48 cookies
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
1 package graham crackers (9 full sized graham crackers)
6 T butter, melted
1 T sugar
1 C butter, softened
2 C brown sugar
2 T milk
2 t vanilla
1 t baking soda
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3 1/2 C flour
2 1/2 C milk chocolate chips
24 large marshmallows
4 small 1.55 oz Hershey bars
1. Break the graham cracker crumbs up into pieces. Place them in a small food processor and grind them into crumbs. No food processor? Do not dismay. You can crush your crackers into crumbs by placing them in a gallon sized zip loc bag, sealing the bag securely and then smashing the crumbs with a rolling pin.
2. To your crumbs add 6 T melted butter
1 T sugar
and a dash of salt. Let the food processor grind all of the ingredients together nicely. Set the crumbly mixture aside.
3. Place your softened butter and brown sugar into a large mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed until the ingredients are nicely creamed together, about 2 minutes.
4. Add your eggs, milk and vanilla and mix for another 2 minutes.
5. In a separate bowl combine your baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Add it to your creamed mixture and mix until combined.
Toss in your chocolate chips and mix yet again, just until the chips are evenly distributed.
6. Grab your graham cracker crumbs and pour them into the cookie dough. Using a wooden spoon, or your hands smash them into the cookie dough. You don’t want the graham cracker crumb mixture to be totally lost in the dough, just….well….just smashed into it a bit. Boy, you have really come to an eloquently written blog now haven’t you. Fancy lingo just dripping from every corner.
7. Roll the dough into 2 inch balls, place them on a lightly sprayed cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 6 minutes, or just until the cookies begin to crack.
8. While your cookies are in the oven, cut the large marshmallows in half.
9. Press a marshmallow piece into the center of each hot cookie. Return the sheet to the oven and bake for about 1 1/2 more minutes allowing the marshmallows to puff up and get all wonderful and delicious.
10. Remove the sheet from the oven. Let the cookies sit for about 2 minutes, then press one Hershey bar piece into the center of the marshmallow.
11. Remove the cookies from the sheet and allow them to finish cooling on a wire rack.
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