Summer wouldn't be complete with out eating one or two S'mores around an open campfire. My kids are in love with S'mores and ask if we can make them on a daily basis during the summer months. However, sometimes it isn't convenient to start a fire in our fire pit just to roast the marshmallows. When my kids get really desperate, I cave and we make them in the microwave, however, they are not nearly as good when they are made this way. I recently came across a S'more cookie recipe that in my opinion rivals the original campfire favorite.
This recipe makes a huge batch, forty-eight cookies to be exact, so be prepared to share with friends and neighbors. I did just that when I made these and dispersed these delicious cookies throughout my neighborhood. I love sharing my culinary creations with my neighbors and friends and not once have they turned away my cooking. YET.
Chocolate Chip S'more Cookies
recipe adapted from jamiecooksitup.blogspot.com
1 package Graham Crackers, crushed
1 T. Sugar
dash of salt
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
1 c. Mini Chocolate Chips
24 Large Marshmallows, halved
4 small 1.55 oz. Hershey Bars
1. Break the graham crackers into pieces. Place them in a small food processor and grin them into crumbs. If you don't have a food processor, you can place the graham crackers in a gallon sized ziploc baggie and crush them by rolling a rolling pin over them.
2. Add your 6 T. Melted butter, 1 T. Sugar and dash of salt to the Graham Cracker crumbs and mix all ingredients together in the food processor or in your ziploc baggie. Set the Crumb mixture aside.
3. Place softened butter and brown sugar into a mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed until sugar and butter are creamed together, about 2 minutes.
4. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla and mix for another 2 minutes.
5. In a separate bowl, add baking powder, soda, salt and flour and combine. Add it to your creamed mixture and mix until well combined. Toss in your mini chocolate chips and combine until chocolate chips are evenly distributed.
6. Add your Graham Cracker crumbs into the cookie mixture and fold in gently. You don't want the crumbs lost into the dough but lightly incorporated.
7. Using a small scoop, scoop out about a two inch ball of dough and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake cookies in a 350 degree oven for about 6 minutes or until the crack. While cookies are in the oven cut your marshmallows in half with kitchen shears or knife. After cookies have baked for the 6 minutes, remove them from oven and place a half of a marshmallow in the center of cookie. Place cookies back into the oven and bake for an additional 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately place/press a Hershey bar piece into the center of marshmallow. Remove from cookie sheet and allow them to cool on a wire rack. Enjoy!