Can you believe that I am having even more ingredient mishaps? Though truth be told, the molasses ended up being an ingenious addition to the Oatmeal Creme Pies. But this is another matter entirely. Why is it that as soon as I want to make these S'mores Cookies from Kevin&Amanda that I've had pinned for weeks, all of a sudden these Mallow Bits are absolutely nowhere to be found?!
Thank goodness my Mom had bought them awhile back, but there was barely any left of the entire container by the time I got my hands on it. Naturally I needed a whole cup of these adorably tiny marshmallows, which was most certainly not how much was left. Luckily, I managed to split the recipe in half, though it sadly yielded only one dozen cookies. Seriously, when are 12 cookies enough for anyone? But I guess it's better than the horror that would be no cookies.
I've become quite good at halving recipes, usually with positive results, though I am always a bit wary of measuring out half an egg. If you are too, InKatrina'sKitchen has some lovely tips and tricks that will help you halve any of your favorite recipes that only call for one egg. The other ingredients were easy enough to cut down and included what one would expect for a S'mores Cookie: crushed graham crackers and lots of chocolate chips. Brown sugar is always a nice touch too.
So I have to come clean. I do love s'mores, but a lot of the desire for making these cookies came from the image of the cookie dough I pinned to Pinterest. Case and Point: Don't you just want to reach in and eat all of that beautiful marshmallowy mess as is? I really really wanted to, but remember I had to cut the recipe in half because of those blasted marshmallows. So no dough could be snatched by frivolous fingers and eaten happily by yours truly. Better luck next time I guess.
I'm glad I waited. My only complaint is that my cookies did not spread anywhere near as much as the original recipe appeared to, but regardless they are chewy, wholesome cookies with marshmallows and chocolate in every bite. It's like the chocolate chip cookie got jealous of s'mores and decided they should team up to make one awesome super cookie. Oh and the other complaint (I'm sorry I know I said I only had one) is that there weren't enough!! I better see those Mallow Bits back on the shelves ASAP because these cookies will not last long.
Until next time,
S'Mores Cookies Via Kevin&Amanda
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs, finely processed
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup mini (or regular) chocolate chips
1 cup Mallow Bits
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Spray parchment paper with cooking spray.
2. Cream butter and both sugar until well incorporated. Beat in egg and vanilla. Meanwhile in a separate bowl sift together the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt.
3. Add dry ingredient mixture to wet ingredient mixture and stir until dough comes together. Stir in chocolate chips and mallow bits.
4. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto prepared baking sheets, leaving space between for spreading.
5. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Let cool on pan for 2 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
Yield: roughly 2 dozen cookies