Week Two: S’mores Cookies
You definitely read that right, S’mores Cookies!
I got this recipe out of the wonderful magazine that is Martha Stewart’s Everyday Cooking. I love getting this magazine! If you don’t already get it, I highly recommend it.
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 cup whole wheat flour (spooned and leveled)
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
8 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, cut into 30 squares
15 large marshmallows, halved horizontally
1. Preheat oven to 350. In a food processor (or blender), pulse oats until finely ground. Add flours, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; pulse to combine. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, scraping down side of bowl. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture just until combined.
2. Drop dough by tablespoons, 1 inch apart, onto two baking sheets. Top each with a chocolate square. Bake just until lightly golden brown, 11 to 13 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Remove sheets from oven, heat broiler. Top each cookie with a marshmallow. One sheet at a time, broil until marshmallows are lightly browned, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool.
*One of those HUGE hershey bars works great for this.
*When you put the piece of square chocolate on top, it looks like it’s going to melt over the sides because it’s so big… it won’t. The cookies spread out underneath it and it’s perfect.
*Heat the broiler on LOW not HIGH. And instead of waiting the minute to minute and a half… watch those suckers the entire time they’re in there. Do not, I repeat, do not go help your daughter 5 feet away cover up her doll and say night night. You will have burnt marshmallows and a nice smokey kitchen.
*The recipe says that it will make 30… no no. I think I managed to make 25. So 30 is close but 25 is fine with me. I blame it on my new spoons that no longer measure tablespoons correctly ;)
*DO NOT eat these immediately after you put them on the wire racks to cool. Wait a couple minutes. The chocolate is so hot that it burns your mouth and you can no longer taste the chocolate or the rest of the cookies. And if you’re worried that the marshmallow won’t be all gooey and yummy… trust me, it will. It will even be gooey later at night when you sneak one before bed!
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