Friday, September 3, 2010

Graham Cracker S'mores Cookies.

September 1st, I woke up thinking such thoughts as, "I can officially bake with pumpkin and make cinnamony apple pies and it's socially acceptable because it's fall." 

Well, it's not officially fall. But for me, September signals the end of summer and the start of school, holiday baking, crunchy leaves, and autumn.

Besides, Starbucks is selling their pumpkin spice lattes again. If that doesn't mean fall, then I don't know what does.

So. What did I bake? Pumpkin muffins? A pecan pie? Something with maple or nutmeg or cranberries? Of course not. The most summery thing of all: s'mores cookies!
And I regret nothing. 

Because I also have cinnamon swirl bread rising in the kitchen as we speak. That smells like September.

These are perfect for Labor Day weekend. Chocolate chip cookies with bits of Hershey bars and toasted marshmallows baked right onto a graham cracker. You know you want to.
Graham Cracker S'mores Cookies
2/3 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package chocolate chips
1 cup mini marshmallows, plus extra
About 3 regular-sized Hershey bars, cut into pieces
2 packages graham crackers, broken into squares

Preheat oven to 375°F. On an ungreased cookie sheet, lay out 12 large graham cracker squares.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together shortening and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.

In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add flour mixture slowly to shortening mixture. Mix until combined.

Add chocolate chips and marshmallows and stir together. Form into golf-ball size balls and place on top of graham crackers. Bake for 5 minutes, then remove and press Hershey pieces and an extra marshmallow or two on top.
Return to oven and bake for 5-7 minutes more until cookies are lightly golden and marshmallows are slightly melted.

Source: Barely adapted from Fahrenheit 350°.

21 comments:

  1. yum! looks great, love the idea! :)

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  2. Yum! I've been wanting to make this for a long time! Looks great!

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  3. These look so yummy...cannot wait to try them! :)

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  4. These are such a fabulous idea--I am actually going to make them today :-)

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  5. Thank you, everyone! And let me know how they turn out, CaSaundraLeigh!

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  6. I love the generous chunks in these cookies. They look so tempting.

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  7. I've just returned from the grocery and am making these for my kids school lunches tomorrow, hope they are the envy of the lunch table :) thx for sharing, so cute!

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  8. Oh, my, goodness!!! These are absolutely delicious. My SIL made some for our Labor Day festivities and they were a hit!

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  9. I can't wait to see how they turn out, Krista! I'm sure everyone will be jealous. :)

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  10. These look amazing, I can't wait to try them and the pictures are great. Happy baking!

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  11. Love these! I love how they are baked on the graham crackers - so cool!

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  12. this post has no indication as to how many it makes. does it make only the 12 or do you repeat this step a few times? simply looking to see if i need to double the recipe or not!

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  13. Anonymous: Sorry! I always forget to post that. I believe I got about 30 s'mores cookies.

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  14. Looks fun. Do they need to be served warm or will they hold up well at room temp?

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  15. Anonymous: They hold up perfectly at room temp, but you can always microwave them for twenty seconds or so if you want them warm. Either way tastes great!

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  16. We have made these cookies twice since you posted this recipe. They are absolutely delicious! Thank you so much! FYI - Our batch makes 40 cookies.

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  17. I made these cookies just because they looked so delicious and they turned out perfectly!! Thank you very much for the recipe :)

    P.S. For bakers trying it for the first time I would recommend watching the cookie-cracker ratio, a little bit more cookie is always a good thing ;)

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  18. Oh my word! These are delicious! Just made them for a barbecue today. The best!

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