First I have to start out with a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! To Pia.
I cannot believe that she is 4 years old. It feels like just yesterday she was just a little baby.
And now she is such a big girl, and off to school.
I made these cookies for her school lunches last week because I am a “cool” mom. At least that’s what I keep telling myself ☺
I also made these Smore cookies because I had the delight and honor of creating a piece for CNN’s Eatocracy 5@5. Cool! huh?
I put together a piece for them about enjoying Smores in unique ways. There are 5 recipes for reinvented smores, and one of them is the recipe for these smores cookies.
Looking for cheap thrills? This is the cookie for you.
You take a basic chewy chocolate chip cookie dough, and with the addition of “mini-marshmallows” to the batter, they turn out surprisingly light, almost like a meringue.
It is the dark chocolate chunks and the buttery graham cracker crumbs on top that drive the “Smores” flavors home.
They may be ugly, but they sure do taste good.
To see the rest of my recipes, such as Smores Cake
and gourmet Smores, go to Eatocracy 5@5, or wait for more smores galore posts!
Smores Cookies, makes 2 dozen large cookies
-1 cup salted butter, softened
-1 ½ cups white sugar
-2 tsp vanilla
-2 ¼ cups flour
-1 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp salt
-1 bag chocolate chunks
-2 cups mini marshmallows
-2 graham cracker rectangles, crushed into crumbs
-1 Tbs butter, melted
1)Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and prepare two sheet pans with parchment or silpats.
2)In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until creamy.
3)Add the vanilla and the eggs and beat until creamy
4)Meanwhile mix the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
5)Add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl and stir until you have a thick cookie dough.
6)Add the chocolate chunks and the marshmallows and mix well.
7)Scoop the cookies onto the sheetpans, no more than 6-8 cookies on a pan (depending on pan size), they spread to almost double their size!
8)In a small bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs and the melted butter.
9) Using a teaspoon, make a well in the top of each scoop of cookie dough and fill it with a teaspoon of the graham cracker crumbs.
10)Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. (When you take the cookies out they should be pretty golden and crispy).
11) Let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before you transfer them to cooling racks.
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Droool! Love these! They sound amazing.
UGLY? I think they look pretty darned good! 🙂 So much for trying to stick to my sugar detox….I must make these immediately. Thanks for sharing and congrats on 5@5!
When you combine two of my kids favorite things the result can only be amazing… well done!!!
She is too cute! Love the cookies!
Yum – these look so good! Your daughter is beautiful – really adorable. You must be the cool mom!
hah! I am actually not that cool 🙂 Thanks, I think she is adorable too!
Happy Birthday Pia!
These cookies look absolutely amazing Heather :).
You are the BEST mommy!! Modern day birthday parties can be so original, clever, and unique- I want to be little, again, and have my face painted!
Cookies are a must try to butter up the guards at work!!!
I can’t wait to show you guys the pictures from her “rainbow” birthday party! So funny!
Aww. She’s so cute! Happy Birthday Pia!
Too cute, happy birthday Pia! Thanks for the smores recipes, we love them!!
oh good Angela! THanks!
Cheap thrills? Any time. These cookies do make you a cool mom. Pia is stunning like her mama. Happy b’day to her 🙂
It’s also yummy to add in Reeses!
Chekmark Eats- that is brilliant!! I would love the addition of peanut butter!
Awesome! Anything s’mores is a must in my book. You pulled it together in a cookie that does sound (and look) delish! Congrats on 5@5!
Thanks Krista 🙂 I’m so excited about it!
These cookies sound delightful! Does kindergarten start at four in your state?
Its actually PK! Can you believe those hours?! She is going to French school, and is actually the youngest in her class because they are on a different system.
omg made these for my boyfriend before leaving on a trip yesterday – he called me freaking out they are SOOOOO good!! love them!
YAY!!! Gaby I am so happy! Very glad that you made them and they were yummy 🙂
I’m going to make these for girls camping trips!
Your girls are so ridiculously adorable!!!! And those cookies look flippin’ fantastic!!! How the heck do you come up with these things????!!!
I had 14 of our dearest friends over for a Friday night surprise 49th birthday party for my husband. I spent the day baking (a real treat!) and then hid it all in my son’s bedroom. When the friends showed up at our front door at 8pm, boy was my husband surprised! Then everyone was surprised when I retrieved from the bedroom: Smores Cake, Angel Thumbprints, Dark Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies, Amazing Pumpkin Muffins, and Smores Cookies! Your recipes received wonderful compliments. Thanks for making my party planning so easy! At the end of the night everyone went home with extra slices of cake (I also had made and Angel Food Cake) and cookies. Fun! My friend already requested a batch of the Smores Cookies for her birthday treat. I made them per the recipe but added extra graham crackers pieces (from 18 extra cracker rectangles) to the dough since I’m a big graham fan. Yum!!