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 :)
adapted from Giving Up on Perfect blog
1 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
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.
-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.