Celebrate National S'mores Day with S'mores Cookies
August 10, 2012Posted by pamela |
Today, August 10, is National S'mores Day. Honestly, I didn't even know this day existed, but what's there not to like about a day set aside to recognize the s'more, that sweet treat emblematic of summer cookouts and campfires. In case you don't know what a s'more is, it's a concoction consisting of a graham cracker topped with square of milk chocolate (Hershey's is traditional), then topped with a warm toasted marshmallow straight from the flames of the campfire, and then another graham cracker. "S'more" is a contraction of "some more," which is what everyone says after they finish their first one.
If you don't have a campfire or fire pit handy today, try making these amazingly delicious s'mores cookies. They incorporate all the ingredients of a s'more in an easy to make and eat cookie form, so you can enjoy the deliciousness of s'mores anytime without having to wait to go on a camping trip. My son said these were the best cookies he ever tasted, and I'm inclined to agree with him.
If you're lucky enough to be up a Northstar California Resort near lake Tahoe, they'll be handing out s'mores today to commemorate National S'mores Day. If you're not there, then make a batch of these cookies and pretend you're up in the mountains.
- 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 3 regular sized (1.55-ounce) Hershey’s milk chocolate bars, broken into pieces
- 1–2 packages graham crackers, broken into squares
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt to combine. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter with white and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixer and combine on low speed. Fold in the chocolate chips and mini marshmallows.
Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and line with graham cracker squares places as close as possible to one another, preferable touching.
Place 1 heaping tablespoon of dough in the center of each graham cracker. Press down and flatted slightly with your fingertips.
Bake cookies for 5 minutes then remove them from oven and press Hershey’s bar pieces into the warm dough. Make sure you press them down into the dough, which gives the cookies a nice look. I used 1 Hershey bar piece per cookie, but you can put more if you like.
Bake for 5 more minutes or until dough begins to turn golden brown at the edges. Cool on a wire rack. When cookies are cool, trim the edges with a sharp knife to give them a neat and clean look.