My friends are doing Friendsgiving “Tapas-style” next weekend- meaning instead of turkey and mashed potato overload, we’re each supposed to bring a little appetizer or dessert. Driving around the other evening with my window down the autumn scent of fire wafted in and a little lightbulb told me “s’mores cookies.” I did some googling and found a recipe here – since the idea of baking marshmallows in the oven seemed a little precarious, I decided to do a trial run.
I swapped in chunks of Hershey’s bars instead of chocolate chips and halved actual marshmallows instead of using Mallow bits since I wanted it to be as close to what a real s’more tastes like as possible. While baking, my apartment smelled like heaven and straight out of the oven, the cookies were warm and gooey… but the cookie base itself was kind of off. I think I used too many graham cracker crumbs — the texture was almost a little grainy. And even though taste is all that really matters, I don’t love how they looked — a little too chunky and kind of dry. Though I did love the golden brown they took on, and the way the marshmallows kind of caramelized.
My plan for next time: I think I’m going to add some honey, for a little more “graham cracker flavor” and moisture without having to use as many crumbs… and I might add an extra egg or at least half a yolk. I’m also kind of considering swapping out all of the white sugar and substituting in brown sugar… though I’m nervous about that since I’ve never done it before.
I know, I know – a whole lot of thinking for a simple cookie… but I have this little dream in my head of what “s’mores cookies” should taste like and today’s batch weren’t quite there yet. They were, however, pretty darn cute on the cookie sheet.