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It’s cold outside.
Not as cold as many other places on the continent, but cold, nonetheless. We don’t have snow, just rock-hard, frosty ground. It’s too cold to jump on the trampoline. Too cold to go for a bike ride. Certainly too cold to go camping or hang around a campfire making S’mores.
But it is perfect weather for baking. I thought it would be nice to warm things up a little and was reminiscing about warmer weather, campfires and s’mores. My kids don’t actually like S’mores. Oh sure, they like the individual ingredients. Who doesn’t like chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers? Just not in a melted-together-in-a-sandwich kind of way. So it’s S’mores Cookies instead.
I found this cookie recipe on Pinterest (of course). It’s adapted from KevinandAmanda.com and the cookies are delicious. Kid and adult approved; they are gooey inside, but keep a nice shape. Don’t make them too big, you’ll want to come back for more!
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (7 full graham cracker sheets)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup mini-marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla then beat for an additional 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, crush 7 graham cracker sheets into 3/4 cup fine crumbs (I get the kids to help by putting them in a ziploc bag and having them crush them with a rolling pin). In a separate bowl, whisk together the graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and mix on low speed until the dough just comes together. Add the chocolate and marshmallows and stir to combine.
Place 1.5 tablespoon sized scoops of dough onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.