Sunday, January 30, 2011

S'more GASBORD Cookies

S'mores are a summer thing. A cook-out, fire-crackling, tank-top thing. A bug-swatting, story-telling, warm-weather thing. There are eight inches of snow on the ground.
I need that thing. Because although I don't have a bonfire going, I have an oven. And though it's nowhere near summer in January, it can be close to my heart.
These cookies bring back fond memories of summer nights. Driving in the jeep in the rain. Sitting around overlooking Deep Creek Lake. Staying out too late and sneaking back in the house. It's these memories that can get us through these long winters.
So, in all the snow, the slush, the cold and the grey, I had a summer night. Complete with Hershey bars, graham crackers and toasted marshmallows.
These were supposed to be S'mores Cookies. Alex found them from the blog Baked Perfection, and I made them Messie Kitchen style with a few additions.
They are flat, yes, but I think it's because I ran out of chocolate chips and started chopping up baking chocolate, chocolate bars and everything chocolate I could find. I also added in some toffee bits for a hint of nutty sweetness.
I dropped them as rounded tablespoons but made the last batch with 1/8 cup drops and that made bigger rounder cookies, so I'll put that in the recipe.
S'more GASBORD Cookies
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 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 eggs
1 cup miniature chocolate chips
1 cup chopped toffee bits
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
2 Hershey bars, chopped


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. 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 and toffee bits. For bigger thicker cookies (my recommendation) drop by 1/8 cup onto ungreased cookie sheets.
3. 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.


Happy Sunday!

13 comments:

Christina said...

mmm i love smores cookies. you could do these for valentines day and use the strawberry marshmallows!

Jara said...

The cookies look fantastic. I love chunks in my cookies. I'll have to try this sometime. And i agree with the other comment about making this for valentines and using pink marshmallows and maybe using white chocolate chips :)

Amie said...

those look ridiculous! i'm definitely coming over to try one so save me some!!!

Taylor said...

I totally need that 'thing' right now too! Especially since I heard there are 5-10" of snow coming this week....noooooooo!

The Mom Chef said...

Ohhhh, I think I'm making these this afternoon. I'm in a cooking baking mood and I actually have all the ingredients (especially mini-marshmallows because it's hot chocolate weather!). Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Monet said...

What a great way to bring the campfire home! We are about to get some cold weather down in Austin, and I know that these cookies would make the cold nights a lot more bearable. Thank you for sharing such a creative and delicious recipe with me. I hope you have a safe and warm day tomorrow...

Autumn @Good Eats Girl said...

These look like a perfect snack!! YUM!

Megan said...

Yummy!!

danasfoodforthought said...

I've made a version of these before, and they were so yummy! Perfect for beating this cold depressing weather!

baking.serendipity said...

These cookies look fantastic! And you are right...I could totally use a bite of summer in the midst of all this cold :)

Melanie said...

These look ridiculous amazing. Can we make them again/do you have any left?

Velva said...

Because you have 8' inches on the ground is a perfect reason to make these cookies. They look wonderful.

There is something about cold weather that makes us humans want to nest. My cooking comes alive in cold weather.

Stay warm.
Velva

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