I don’t know where it came from, but I had a sudden, intense need for something flavored like s’mores. I toyed with the idea of a cupcake but was worried that it would not capture the essential texture of a s’more. The next bet was the obvious cookie route. Not as creative but definitely much more satisfying for this particular craving. John decisively threw in his vote for a cookie, and it was on.
I saw a few recipes for s’more cookies that simply added marshmallow to the batter of a chocolate chip cookie. I also saw recipes that put those cookies on top of an actual graham cracker. I knew, however, that I wanted to make a graham cracker-flavored cookie.
I found a few graham cracker cookie recipes, but once again, nothing that was exactly what I was looking for. So, I just decided to go for it.
(1) Take an awesome chocolate chip cookie recipe, and replace some of the flour with graham cracker crumbs.
Hindsight Tip: Be very choosy about the type of graham crackers you purchase. I went cheap and bought the generic brand. I also failed to taste them before using them. When my first batch of cookies was not graham-y enough, I tasted a graham cracker on its own…and it was just terrible. Terrible! Not a good way to start a cookie dough.
(2) Next, reduce the sugar because I’m going to sweeten up the dough with mini marshmallows!
Hindsight Tip: I tested these two different ways: mixing the marshmallows in the dough with the chocolate chips and stuffing the dough with marshmallows completely hidden in the middle. I don’t care what other recipes say. DO NOT just mix the marshmallows in with the chocolate chips. Sticky, marshmallow-y brittle mess. (But still actually super tasty.)
(3) Devour deliciously gooey s’mores cookies. Preferably with milk or coffee.
|STUFFED S’MORES COOKIES
(Makes 12-14 large cookies)Ingredients1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup finely crushed graham crackers crumbs (about 7 graham crackers)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 – 2 cups chocolate chips (I used a mixture of regular and mini)
about 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup coarsely crushed graham cracker pieces (about 5 graham crackers), optionalInstructions
I hope you enjoy! If you give it a try, leave me your thoughts in the comments.