8/15/11

S'mores Cookies


Time for another installment of the SRC. Yahoo! I love this club. This month my recipe comes from  Mary at Giving Up on Perfect.  Mary blogs about her life in Kansas City as a wife to her high school sweetheart and mom of one adorable little girl. She's a recovering perfectionist who has "given up on perfect and is trying to accept that perfection is probably not attainable in this life".  Oh good, the pressure is off.  If only you could see my house, Mary. 



I loved the idea of S'mores cookies. Mary has a little thing with S'mores recipes (here's a link to her list of recipes). I think she had 4 or 5 on her blog.  Oh, useless fact, August 10th is National S'mores day. Every year. 
Want to be voted best mom on the block? Try out this recipe when your kids go back to school NEXT WEEK.  Yes, a week from Monday. That's when we start back.  
Not sure how I feel about that yet.  Maybe we should have lunch on the 22nd and talk :) 


S'Mores Cookies
adapted from Giving Up on Perfect blog
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1 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup Golden Grahams cereal
1  1/2 cup mini marshmallows
4 regular size Hershey Bars
9 large marshmallows, sliced in half

Preheat oven to 375.
Cream butter with sugars. Add eggs, one at a time. Beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla.
Add flour, baking soda, salt  and chocolate chips to mixing bowl. Mix just until all dry ingredients are incorporated, about 1 minute.   Fold in  Golden Grahams and mini marshmallows with spatula, do not use mixer.  Fold just until evenly distributed into batter.
With large cookie scoop, or spoon, shape dough into 18 balls (about the size of golf balls) place on parchment lined cookies sheets, 6 cookies per sheet. Press down on each cookie a bit with the back of a large spoon or spatula.
Bake for about 7 minutes.
Remove from oven.
Place one half of a marshmallow on each cookie, put back in oven and bake for an additional 2 minutes.
Remove from oven again, slightly flatten and place 2 rectangles from a broken up Hershey bar on top of marshmallow.
Cook for an additional minute.
Remove from oven (for the last time), with a knife, spread the melted chocolate so it covers the marshmallow.


Tips:
-I used Golden Grahams instead of regular Graham Crackers, as called for in the original recipe. I'm going to be honest, although I absolutely LOVE Golden Grahams, I didn't like the way the cereal texture changed after baking. So next time, I will probably try regular graham crackers. 1 cup, chopped.
- I experimented with a whole large marshmallow on top, which I thought was too much marshmallow.
Also, no marshmallow on top, with out it, the cookie just lacked the "wow" factor.  I tried some with two squares of chocolate, swirled the chocolate, then pressed another square on top, so the Hershey name showed. I kind of liked the way it looked.


28 comments:

  1. Wonderful recipe!
    I wish you a happy Mid August

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  2. Well, now. These are definitely going on my "to do" list! Just can't resist a s'more in any fashion!

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  3. S'mores are hot and your's look wonderful.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Cilantro Lime Chicken

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  4. Oh they look delicious. I love s'mores!

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  5. These cookies look amazing! All that chocolate is so inviting!

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  6. Oh my! That melted chocolate is just killing me!! I love smores anything :D

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  7. Looks yummy! My nephew's are back in school already! They don't go back to school here in NY until after Labor Day!

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  8. I'm a pretty big fan of the s'more myself. I even made a s'more pie today - but I wish I had seen these cookies first, because they would have won out =)

    Great choice for the SRC!

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  9. These cookies look downright sinfully good! :)

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  10. Wow, these look AWESOME! I love s'mores so much...sounds like a really delicious cookie. Your photos are mouthwatering!

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  11. These cookies are the temptation of the month, maybe the year, maybe the decade. That picture is just too delicious looking.

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  12. Hello, SRC buddy! I'm glad you liked the cookies. I love Golden Grahams, too, so I kind of glad you tried it to say it's not as good as regular grahams. I definitely like the plan for mixing them in, though. Have a great week!

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  13. These look awesome - great choice! I bought S'mores ice cream recently, so it's only natural I'll have to try these next.

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  14. These cookies look amazing! I love s'mores, but I've never had s'mores cookies :) mmmmmm

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  15. Hi nice pictures, you had me a s'more. Sound like my kind of treat. Love cookies. Andi

    http://thewednesdaybaker.blogspot.com/

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  16. I've always wanted to try a S'more Cookie Recipe. Great choice! Visiting from SRC, Tina (co-host)

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  17. Oh my goodness! I can not get enough of these s'mores recipes. I love them all, but these look exceptional. I have to make them!! I linked to you from Delicious Dishes. Thanks!

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  18. " I tried some with two squares of chocolate, swirled the chocolate, then pressed another square on top, so the Hershey name showed. I kind of liked the way it looked."

    Yeah, I agree, that looks really cool!

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  19. Love these cookies! I have 2 boys who would fight over being the one to finish these off by themselves! Great recipe to share with SRC!

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  20. These look awesome!! I'm speechless! I really can't think of anything else to say about them! Pure heaven :)

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  21. These cookies look amazing! nice idea with chocolate Hershey on the top ..

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  22. YUM! I can't wait to make these over the weekend... they're siful!
    -Rachel

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  23. Ths looks delish!!! Please come share this recipe at my Recipe Swap at http://homeandpantry.blogspot.com/2011/08/healthy-salmon-cakes-with-greek-salad.html

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  24. look absolutely amazing!! gloria

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  25. Those cookies are amazing and the gals that contributed to your event really outdid themselves. I am new to your blog and after reading this post decided to read through some you had written earlier. I'm so glad I did that. I really love the food and recipes you feature here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  26. Amazing pictures, a luxury of well prepared cookies and hugs.

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  27. Best cookies ever! They were a hit at a recent fall gathering!

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  28. made these for an outing with a bunch of ladies the other night, and they received rave reviews!! i had to wrap them since they were part of a boxed dinner, and i was afraid the tops might get all stuck to the wrapper (i used foil) and goopy, but they fared beautifully, and were a big hit. thanks for making me look like a good baker:)

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