Sunday, July 7, 2013

S'mores Cookies

Business has been going pretty well lately, my cookies are selling, well, like hotcakes but I decided to change it up a little and try something new for this week. S'mores aren't really a thing over here in Ireland. I mean, we know what they are from watching American kids telly but most people have never made them, probably because we don't get graham crackers over here and digestives are the best substitute we have. As you may know by now I am dating an American and he's introduced me to all sorts of new foods and ways of cooking foods I've made before (his love of cooking is a huge plus for me). I recently got to try the staple campfire treat when Ethan's dad brought graham crackers home from a trip to the States and I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't what I was expecting but I liked them, the gooey marshmallows, melty chocolate and crunchy biscuits are a yummy combination! In honour of this I decided to make s'mores cookies for this weeks sales. The cookie dough recipe is the same as my M&M Cookies just substituting the M&Ms for milk
chocolate chunks.

S'mores Cookies
Makes 16
  • 1 batch of cookie dough
  • 300g milk chocolate
  • 16 marshmallows
Preheat the oven to 150C
Line 2 baking sheets with greaseproof paper
Pour the chocolate chunks over the dough 
and combine well (I always use my hands for this bit)
Form 2 tbsp of dough at a time into balls and
put on the baking sheets
Press the balls into flat rounds on the sheets
Bake for 7-9 minutes, until the edges start to stiffen
While this is going on split all the marshmallows in half
Take the cookies out of the oven and put two marshmallow bits on each 
Bake the cookies for a further 6-8 mins, until the edges are golden brown and the marshmallows are melted and gooey
Cool for 10 mins on the sheets then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely

If they stick to the greaseproof paper (at least one always does...), don't panic. Just leave it to go completely cold then gently winkle it off using a spatula. If you don't want the marshmallows to be so melted you could put them on later in the cooking process, when the cookies are nearly cooked anyway.