or S’mores Cookies to those of you who don’t make up words
Before I get into how to make these calorie bombs, I have a few points to make tonight.
1) Tonight was pretty much a baking fail. I forgot to add the chocolate chips before putting the first batch in the oven. My second batch turned out too flat, probably due to the jumbo sized eggs I have. The third batch turned out alright, but I had already decided that the second batch needed more graham component, so I added little graham hats to the cookies. Lastly, I burnt my final batch because I had already started typing this paragraph and got distracted.
2) I have been listening to the radio a lot lately and decided that I could not possibly listen to another radio commercial as I spent the next hour plus in the kitchen. I turned on the CD that was already in the player and it was Barry White. To begin with, I own this CD since my Dad and Step-mom thought that it would be a good Christmas present to me and my husband to set the mood for our anticipated procreating. Next, this CD was in the player because my husband has subsequently decided that it is ‘easy listening’ for when he is doing school work. As I got my ingredients out and the mixer started, Barry White was a pretty good baking partner since he was less annoying than that Katy Perry Alien Sex song. Somewhere in the midst of baking fail, when I was starting to get frustrated, I realized that I’m having some sort of emotional moment with my Smookies. They say that chocolate and sex induce the same chemical reaction in your brain, right? Now, not only do I think of my Dad and Step-mom when I hear Barry White, I also think about romantically placating my inner fat kid with cookies. Conclusion, I will never be able to have a true romantic moment when Barry While is anywhere within listening range.
3) Last Wednesday was National S’mores Day which was pretty big water cooler news at the office. It was only about 2 months ago that one of my coworkers bought S’mores ingredients at the closest Rite Aid (which due to our proximity to Lexington Market, is actually a buddy-system type errand). All of us were taking turns going to the back microwave to make S’mores. S’mores are not something that you can casually eat at your own desk so we were all hiding in others’ cubes with marshmallow stuck to our fingers, hoping that our boss doesn’t choose this moment to stroll around the office. Anyway, as a few of us were looking at National S’mores Day websites last week, I declared that I was going to make Smookies and Smakepops, which is erin-speak for S’more Cookies and S’more Cake Pops.
4. I started googling for S’mores Cookie recipes and found my long lost twin. Her name is Risa, she is from DC and she also got married last summer. More importantly, she runs a baking blog and I am pretty certain that we were separated at birth. Check out Baked Perfection! I used her recipe for S’mores Cookies (pasted below), except I added graham hats! (and I had baking fail to additionally include that her cookies looked way cuter than mine did). Humph. I blame Barry White.
Baked Perfection’s S’mores Cookies
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon salt
1 dash of cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups miniature chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
2 Hershey bars, chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium bowl combine the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, salt, and dash of cinnamon. In a second larger bowl beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 minutes, and remove from the oven. Push 3 to 4 marshmallows and a few pieces of hershey bar into each cookies. Return to the oven and bake an additional 3-4 minutes until fully cooked. Cool cookies on a wire rack.
Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.