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S’mores Cookies

It is hot as crud here, in Florida.

S'mores Cookies | spachethespatula.com #recipeWhich I am thoroughly enjoying, because I have been missing warm weather (though we did get a random 80 degree heat spike in Seattle, last week…). But it totally feels like Summer here, rather than Spring. Of course this has me thinking about Summery foods, like grilled corn on the cob, watermelon wedges, and s’mores. Cue the s’mores cookies thought!

Remember when I made Chocolate S’mores Cookies? Those are kinda like a brownie and a s’more had a baby. These are like a chocolate chip cookie and a s’more had a baby. Both are awesome in different ways.

S'mores Cookies | spachethespatula.com #recipeThese I made for my dad. He is a die-hard crispy cookie lover. Personally, I prefer chewy cookies, but my family rarely gets to partake in my cooking, so while here, I aim to please 🙂 Of course, I couldn’t help myself, and did make a few of them chewy, but I left 3/4 of the batch nice and crisp for my father.

It’s actually super easy to adjust the crispness of your cookies. If you refrigerate the dough before baking, it won’t spread out as much, and the cookies will turn out more chewy. If you bake the dough from room temp, they will pool out more and get nice and thin and crispy—just how my dad likes ’em.

S'mores Cookies | spachethespatula.com #recipeAs you can see, the crisper cookies are much, much thinner, far darker, and quite a bit less photogenic, haha. However, do not think for a second that just because the thinner ones aren’t pretty that they aren’t delicious—in fact, my dad would definitely say they’re the best. The crisp ones have a more caramelized flavor than the their chewy brethren. They’re almost like lacy florentine cookies. Plus, the lend themselves to milk-dunking better 😉

These cookies are so freakin’ tasty. My entire family was super pleased with the outcome, and they got 2 thumbs up from my dad (who is usually not so into most of my cookie recipes, which I like to keep soft and chewy). The dough has graham cracker crumbles and mini Hershey’s mixed into it, and the tops of the cookies are studded with mini marshmallows and more mini Hershey’s. They’re just as awesome to look at as they are to eat!

By the way, sorry about picture quality. I’m learning how to shoot in a  brand new environment with super orange indoor lighting. Hopefully, I’ll be able to experiment shooting in natural Florida sunshine today!

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S’mores Cookies

Yield: about 2 dozen cookies

S’mores Cookies

Ingredients

  • 6 graham crackers
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 10 snack size Hershey’s bars, broken into small pieces
  • to top:
  • 10 snack size Hershey’s
  • a couple handfuls of mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place the graham crackers in a large ziploc bag, seal it, and crush them up so that they are almost powdered, but some chunks remain.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbles, the flour, and the baking soda; set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars for a couple minutes. Add in the vanilla and eggs and beat on high speed for 8 minutes, until glossy. Add in the flour mixture and the Hershey's pieces, and mix until combined.
  5. Using two large spoons, drop rounded heaps of dough onto a cookie sheet, at least 2 inches apart. (If you want chewy cookies, go ahead and refrigerate these for at least 30 minutes before baking).
  6. Bake for 6 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and top each with a few mini marshmallows, and some pieces of Hershey's. Return to the oven for 2 more minutes.
  7. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the baking sheets before removing to cool further on a wire rack or wax paper.

Notes

recipe adapted from here

http://www.spachethespatula.com/smores-cookies/

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9 Responses to “S’mores Cookies”

  1. huntfortheverybest — May 8, 2014 at 9:57 am

    they look yummy!

    • Rachael replied: — May 8th, 2014 @ 11:52 am

      Thank you!

  2. Stephen — May 11, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Where it says baking powder in the directions you do mean the baking soda correct?

    • Rachael replied: — May 11th, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

      Yes! Thanks for pointing that out I'll correct it 🙂

  3. Olga — May 16, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Those look great! The recipe I have been experimenting with are s'mores brownies (graham crust, brownie, chocolate ganache + marshmallows on top).

    • Rachael replied: — May 16th, 2014 @ 8:04 am

      That sounds delicious! I’ve seen a few recipes like that around and they always look amazing!

  4. Marie Ann — February 26, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I’ve tried this and it’s abig hit in my brother’s office. Thanks for sharing this beauty.

    • Rachael replied: — February 27th, 2015 @ 12:57 am

      Thanks, Marie Ann! I’m glad they went over well!

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