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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cookie S'Mores

Last week, while I was racing around to get ready for my book tour in Illinois, I had the TV tuned to the Cooking Channel. My attention was fractured. I was thinking about ALMOST PERFECT, the second Fool’s Gold book, which is available now. (Click the link to read a free excerpt. I’m so excited to hear what readers think of Liz. She’s a mystery writer, and she’s been killing her first love, Ethan Hendrix, over and over again in her books.) So there I was, thinking about ALMOST PERFECT and wondering whether anyone would notice my newly painted toenails.

The upshot is, I only caught the tail end of a barbecue segment. Paula Deen and others were eating dessert – s’mores made with cookies instead of graham crackers – but I had missed the recipe! I looked on their website, but I couldn’t find it there, either. I was disappointed – I wanted to share the recipe with you in time for 4th of July barbecues.

Then I thought to myself, “How hard could it be?”

That question has led to many kitchen disasters throughout my life, but I’m pleased to report that this time, the results were delicious. I must warn you, though: there’s so much sugar in this treat that you may well slip into a coma after one bite. Encourage your kids to wear a safety helmet before eating!

Recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie S’Mores
Ingredients:
2 dozen chocolate chip cookies – homemade or store-bought
144 mini marshmallows (approximate)
144 chocolate chips (approximate)
Preheat the grill to medium-high. Place one chocolate chip cookie on a square of aluminum foil. Put about six mini marshmallows and about six chocolate chips on the cookie. If the marshmallows roll off, then split them with your finger and press the sticky side into the cookie. Place a second cookie flat-side up on top of the marshmallow layer. Wrap loosely (but airtight) with the foil. Grill over direct heat about 4 minutes on each side. Unwrap carefully. Yield: 1 dozen s’mores

Next time, I’m going to try these with peanut butter cookies. Kids should love these easy treats. You can even make them if you’re going camping! (As long as you remember to bring helmets.)

12 comments:

  1. Love the idea of the peanut butter cookie smore. Gotta try it soon.

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  2. Great, Vicky! Let me know how it turns out. I'll do the same if and when I make them. I think they're going to be even more delicious.

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  3. You've outdone yourself this time. Great idea for the 4th. Happy release day!

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  4. I showed Riley (my 5 year old) the picture and told him what they were. His comment..."ooohhhh, yum." :) They look really yummy to me to and we'll be making these tomorrow night after dinner (or before, whatever...)! Thanks Susan!!!

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  5. Yes! These look delish. Gonna try them out this weekend. How bad can anything chocolate taste??!!!!!

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  6. Oh...my...and here I am at work with neither chocolate chip cookies, nor marshmallows, nor a grill. I'll try to remedy that later today. ;*)

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  7. Fun! Taste of Home posted this link on their FB page, and one of their fans found the original recipe online. It's from Paula Deen, who is a goddess. Much more complicated than my little recipe, but it sure looks delicious. Here's the link:

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/chocolate-chip-cookie-smores-recipe/index.html

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  8. Susan, as per twitter:

    GRAHAM CRACKER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

    4 c. crushed graham crackers
    1 can Eagle Brand milk
    1 12 oz. pkg. chocolate chips
    1/2 c. nuts

    Mix and drop by teaspoons on greased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 3 dozen cookies.

    You can leave the nuts out, and I make mine bigger. Don't cook too long if you want them softer.

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  9. Thank you so much, Silver! They look fantastic and so easy. Amazing that you can make them without adding flour or any other dry ingredients.

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  10. Those look so good. I like the peanut butter cookie idea too. I think this would be a great recipe to show my nieces (15,13,12,10,7&6). The little ones can build them and the older ones can cook them on a griddle or electric frying pan set on a very low heat.

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  11. Marie, if they're on low heat, you'll probably need to cook them longer. The grill reached somewhere around 450 degrees, if I remember right. With low heat, it'll take a while for the marshmallows to melt.

    Or you can skip the aluminum foil and put them in the microwave in 30-second increments!

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