S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend.  We celebrated with beer, home-smoked turkey and ribs, corn spoonbread, fried squash blossoms, and some s’mores cookie bars.  My dad woke up early and put a turkey in his new smoker, and the turkey spent the rest of the day in its own personal sweat lodge, smoking away.  Later in the afternoon we added some ribs

But let’s get to those s’mores chocolate chip cookie bars.

When my sister and I were younger, the best part about grilling at our beach house was s’mores.  Since we used a charcoal grill down there, it always meant that after burgers, we would all head down for some marshmallow roasting with real charcoal.  No need to have marshmallows explode in the microwave or burn them on our gas stove, we had the real deal down there. We always went to bed with gooey fingers and full bellies.

This past week I have been oh so tortured by those s’mores areas of the grocery store that have been packed with graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate.  We only have a gas grill here, so real s’more weren’t very doable.  When I saw this recipe incorporating my family’s favorite dessert of chocolate chip cookies with s’more that was all made in the oven, I was set.  These turned out gooey and delicious. These are a great sweet treat to end any barbeque in the upcoming summer months. I would recommend eating them warm and adding lots of marshmallows.  And don’t forget to lick your fingers clean.

Also I have seen the s’more supplies at our store now include Reeses cups.  Best idea ever or best idea ever?

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S’MORES CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Barely Adapted from A Kitchen Addiction

INGREDIENTS

5 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 package graham crackers, broken in half
1/2-3/4 cup mini marshmallows

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 375°F.  Line a 9 inch by 13 inch pan with foil.

Mix together butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar until creamy and golden.  Whisk in egg and vanilla extract until just combined.  Stir in salt, baking powder, and flour until just combined.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.

Place graham crackers in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.  Place a tablespoon of dough on top of each graham cracker.  Press down to flatten.  Bake for 5 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle marshmallows on top.  Garnish with extra chocolate chips if desired.  Bake for 8-10 minutes, until marshmallows are golden brown.  Eat warm.

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