Cooking/Baking, Sweets

S’mores Cookie recipe – Time for Sweets

Have you seen the S’mores Cookie recipe floating around Facebook lately?  Well, I am a huge fan of marshmallows and chocolate.  I decided I would give them a try and let you know what I think of them.  Now, I made these 2 different ways because I wanted to see which I liked best.  First, I used a homemade chocolate cookie recipe and the second I used refrigerated store bought cookie dough.  I will explain why I did it this way in a minute.

Believe it or not, my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe is Nestles Toll House Cookie Recipe. However, there is one thing I do differently, which I think makes a world of difference in the appearance of the cookie. Below is the recipe I use for chocolate chips cookies.  Instead of butter, I use butter flavored crisco and I think it makes the cookies fluffier.  I will add the list of ingredients needed for the s’mores part below.

Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies with a twist

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. butter flavored crisco
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 2 c. chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Add crisco and sugar to bowl and mix until creamy. Add the 2 eggs and vanilla to bowl. In a separate bowl add the dry ingredients. Slowly add dry ingredients to mixing bowl and beat until incorporated. Add chocolate chips and stir by hand. Bake at 375* for 11 minutes.
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1st test directions:

Make cookies as listed above, but add in 1 1/2 c. mini marshmallows and stir by hand.  Bake at *375 for 11 minutes or until lightly browned.  While cookies are baking, melt 1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips in either a double boiler, crock-pot or chocolate melting pot.  I found a Wilton chocolate melting pot at my local thrift store brand new for a few dollars.  I absolutely love that it heats up my chocolate and keeps it hot for as long as I need it without drying out.  In a baggie, crush about 6 graham crackers and pour into a bowl.  Once cookies have cooled, dip half in chocolate and then in graham crackers.  

smores cookie recipe

 I think the marshmallows made these cookies spread out a little more than I like.  However, they still taste yummy. 

S’mores Cookie test 1

smores cookie recipeHere is my first batch completed.  This is with my homemade recipe and                  mixing the marshmallows in with the batter.

2nd test directions:

I used a store bought cookie dough and baked them according to the directions on the back.  I did not add the marshmallows into the batter.

Next, I added marshmallows to the tops of the cookies just after I pulled them from the oven and put them under the broiler just until the marshmallows browned.  I let them cool completely and then dipped them into chocolate and then into graham crackers.  

S’mores Cookie test 2

smores cookie recipe

Okay, here are my reasons why I made two batches of the Smores Cookie recipe. I wanted to see the difference of baking the marshmallows in with the batter vs. broiled on top of the cookies once baked.  I was concerned that the marshmallows would not stay on top of the cookies and make a huge mess.  Because I added them just as they were pulled from the oven, I had no problem with the marshmallows staying put.

 I absolutely love homemade cookies.  Next time, making my homemade cookies smaller and adding the marshmallows after the cookies have been baked will make a huge difference. I really like the way the marshmallows look on the second test.

Now you may ask why I used store bought cookie dough in the first place and didn’t just mix half of the batter with marshmallows and the other half without.  I happened to have a package of the store bought in my fridge and I wanted to see the difference in the size of the cookie.  The ones from the store are always portioned smaller and I was able to see how much coverage the chocolate and graham cracker got on the cookie. Also, the facebook recipe called for store bought cookie dough.

The second test cookies look better, but, don’t necessarily taste better.   What are your thoughts?  I do think hands down, homemade is always better.  Try this out for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments below.

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