While I was looking through some recipes one evening, I found one of a s’mores cake. It sounded delicious…graham cracker crumbs baked in with the flour to make an amazing cake. So, then I thought What if I made that into a cookie? I fell asleep that night, dreaming of s’mores cookies, brainstorming of how I could put all of this together. Two graham cracker cookies sandwiching a marshmallow and semisweet chocolate? Heck yeah!! A few days later, I made my list for the grocery store and decided to go ahead and give it a shot. These actually may be equivalent to the s’mores candy bars I make, but it might be a close call.
Scarf ‘em down. If you’re counting calories, I’m sorry…but this might throw you off into the deep end…but at least you’ll be there happily. I’ve been doing so incredibly well with not going overboard with my junk food, and I promised myself no more than one bite. An entire cookie later, and I’m fussing at myself in the kitchen, pacing back and forth because I’m mad at myself for eating the whole thing…but it would just too freakin’ good not to.
For the Cookies:
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 bag large marshmallows, cut into 4 slices
1 lb. dark chocolate wafers or semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar in medium mixing bowl beating with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, vanilla, and pudding mix, continue beating until combined. In small bowl, combine remaining dry ingredients. Pour half of dry mixture in with wet mixture, continue beating, then add remaining dry ingredients. Use a mini cookie scoop to make the cookies small enough to be about the same size as the marshmallows. Bake for 11-14 minutes, until a light golden brown on top.
Half the cookies will be used at the bottom, and the other half as the top. For the bottom half of the cookies, slice large marshmallows into four pieces, place on top of cookie immediately after they come out of the oven. This allows the marshmallow to melt slightly and stick to the bottom cookie. The cookies that will be used as the top part, let them cool completely by themselves. Once all cookies have cooled completely, melt chocolate in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until completely melted. Spoon chocolate on top of marshmallow. Place top cookie on top of melted chocolate, and press down gently to seal together.