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S’more Cookies

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Smores Cookies

We just got back from vacationing at the beautiful Lake George in New York. My parents rented a house for the week and were kind enough to invite the kids (and grandkids!)  to join them. Our family has been vacationing there since my Mom was a little girl. The places we stay have changed, and we no longer go every year as we did when I was a boy, but the Lake is always the way I remember it. Beautiful.

Baby Boy did not get the memo that you are supposed to sleep in on vacation. But Rachel and I didn’t mind. We took him for early morning walks, enjoying the quiet of the morning, the scent of dew, and the smell of the crisp and cool mountain air. The lake is truly at its most beautiful in the early morning.

The house we stayed in was at the northern end of the lake, far away from the more touristy, crowded Lake George Village in the south. We often found ourselves the only people on the local dock, and had the beach pretty much all to ourselves. It was Baby Boy’s first time at the lake (at any body of water larger than the bath tub, really). He had fun stomping his little feet in the wet sand and kicking and splashing the clear water.

Smore Cookies and Mlik

I have many fond memories of Lake George, food memories included. Vacation at Lake George meant McDonald’s chicken nuggets for dinner our first night, as Dad hadn’t yet unpacked the car and coolers. It meant milk shakes and ice cream from the same ice cream shop each year, and pizza for dinner the final night of vacation. And of course, vacation meant camp fires and s’mores.

We didn’t make s’mores this year. We had everything we needed, including wood for a fire. We just never got to it. I don’t mind. Our evenings were better spent, in my opinion, playing card games together; Rachel, myself, and my siblings. Lots of laughing, joking, and sillyness.

Smore Cookies

Still, you can’t have a vacation without s’mores. So when I came home and my chocoholic sweet tooth acted up, I decided to make S’more Cookies. I sent some to my siblings to enjoy – some, because I had trouble parting with these delicious treats.

Vacation has ended. While summer still lingers a few weeks longer, I already feel like it is also drawing to a close. I’m starting to feel ready for the Fall. But before I give up summer completely, I think I’ll have to try these cookies one last time.

Multiple Smore Cookies

Recipe: S’more Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups miniature chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 Hershey bars, chopped

Directions

  1. In a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugars until fluffy.
  2. Mix in egg and vanilla until combined. Add the flour, graham crackers, salt, and baking soda, mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Refrigerate dough for about an hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 375ºF (I baked at 335 F).
  5. Drop by heaping rounded tablespoon onto cookie sheets. Bake for 8 minutes, and remove from the oven. Push 3 to 4 marshmallows and a few pieces of a hershey’s bar into each cookie. Return to the oven and bake an additional 2-3 minutes until mostly cooked. Cool cookies on a wire rack.
  6. Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

So first things first, get all your ingredients out and ready. I used to get the ingredient as it was needed, rather than have everything out and ready. Hugely inefficient. And messy.

Ingredients

Mix butter and sugar together. If you have a stand mixer- use it and save yourself the trouble of mixing  by hand.

Butter and sugar

Combine the remaining ingredients (except for the marshmallow and Hershey bars, those come later!)

Mix ingredients

Spoon out large, delicious, cookie dough balls. Resist the temptation to sneak a bite, if you can.

Smore Cookie Dough

After baking for 8 minutes remove cookies from oven and gently push marshmallows and Hershey bar into the ooey gooey dough before baking another 2 – 3 minutes.

Add marshmellow and chocolate

We like our cookies soft and gooey (does anyone not?), so we slightly under baked ours.

Smore Cookies

The nice thing about s’more cookies is you can eat them wherever and whenever. While I love camp fire s’mores, I think these may be my new favorites.

Smores Cookies

Where did you go on vacation this summer? 

Do you have any vacation food memories you’d like to share?


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    • Chris
      August 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm

      Thanks Jen! Perfect pictures by the lovely wife 🙂

    • Chris
      August 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm

      We had a blast Miss! We are going through vacation withdrawal now. I have a good feeling your boys would love these cookies 🙂

  • August 17, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    S’mores transformed into a new dessert – can it get any better?!? I love your twist. Those cookies look great.

    Your vacation sounds like a blast. No vacation for us this summer, but at least we’ve had a ton of fun! 🙂

    • Chris
      August 18, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      Thanks Kate! Glad your Staycation this summer was fun! 🙂

  • Joseph
    August 17, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    these look amazing! My wife is thinking of making them and then making ice-cream sandwiches with them. Is that too over the top!?

    • Chris
      August 18, 2011 at 4:45 pm

      Joseph, I think an ice cream sandwich with s’more cookies would be amazing. If she make’s them please share how they came out (and a pic too!)

    • Chris
      August 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm

      Lauren, I’d offer you some but they disappeared within the day! 🙂

  • Paulette
    August 22, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I tried them this weekend, what a hit, they loved them! thanks for sharing

    • Chris
      August 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm

      So glad you enjoyed them Paulette! 🙂

  • August 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    These cookies look great! I love anything Smores (and yeah, who doesn’t love soft and gooey cookeis right?) and these are totally right up my alley. Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

    • Chris
      August 24, 2011 at 8:25 am

      Thanks Bianca! As a fellow chocoholic I know you’ll dig these ^_~

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  • Mandy
    January 28, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    These cookies are DELICIOUS! I’m a dark chocolate fan so I used semi-sweet mini chocolate chips and Hershey’s Special Dark bars; they were DIVINE! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

    • Chris
      February 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm

      Mmm I bet they came out amazing with the the special dark barks. So glad you made them – thanks for letting us know how they came out. 🙂

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