Grown Up S’mores Cookies

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I blame these cookies on Matt.

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And really, you should too.  So if when you make them, and if when you eat a couple12, it’s his fault, not mine.

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Sorry, Matt, I still love you.

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You see, I got this wonderful assortment of chocolate in the mail from GHIRARDELLI and didn’t know what to do with it.  But then Matt suggested s’mores and I remembered this recipe from Tracey’s blog.  She said they were the best s’mores cookies of every recipe she had tried.  And if you read her blog, you know to trust her.  Just look at this post, the girl knows what she’s doing!

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So I decided to kick the cookies up a notch with the Intense Dark Sea Salt Soiree chocolate in place of your typical milk chocolate.  The hint of bitterness from the higher cocoa percentage and salty bite makes the cookies a little more mature in flavor.  The crunch from the almonds then adds a nice texture balance to the chewy cookie.

Go try it for yourself, and when you lose count of how many cookies you’ve inhaled, just remember that it’s not my fault.

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Grown-up S’mores Cookies

Makes ~3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

1 cup honey graham cracker crumbs (about 8 sheets)

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 large egg at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
7 ounces separated GHIRARDELLI Intense Dark Sea Salt Soiree chocolate, chopped
1 cup mini marshmallows
Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 350
Whisk graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside
In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars on high speed until light and fluffy
Beat in egg and vanilla
Stir in half of chocolate (about 3 1/2 ounces)
Use a cookie dough scoop or tablespoon to make cookie dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (about 1 1/2 tablespoons each)
Bake cookies for 9 minutes and remove from oven
Quickly press a couple of pieces of chocolate and 3-4 marshmallows into each cookie
Return cookies to oven immediately and bake for 2-3 minutes or until cookies are browned around the edges; allow cookies to cool on a cooling rack before serving

Source: Tracey’s Culinary Adventures, adapted from Cookie Madness[/print_this]

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Disclaimer: I received free samples of GHIRARDELLI chocolate in the mail through the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program.  All of the opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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31 Responses to “Grown Up S’mores Cookies”

  1. Amy October 6, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    These look delicious! What adult wouldn’t love smore’s cookies?! I have a feeling these are something kids and adults would devour 12 or more of ;)!

  2. Simply Life October 6, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    wow! I’m so impressed how you used those chocolates! I just ate them straight from the package! :)

    • KeepItSweet October 7, 2011 at 10:10 am #

      Eating chocolate straight is always a good option!

  3. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 6, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    I had my eye on these cookies – I love what you did with them! Great use of your chocolate!

  4. Jen October 7, 2011 at 1:12 am #

    Oh my gosh, I am so making these. I am a smores nut!

  5. Veronica Miller October 7, 2011 at 5:36 am #

    ahahahaha, I thought by grown up you meant you splashed a bottle of vodka into them or something! :) I like the bittersweet chocolate MUCH better. I totally believe you when you say I’d go crazy on them–cookies are my thing and I love me some dark chocolate.

  6. Kathryn October 7, 2011 at 6:16 am #

    These look amazing! I was wondering how you kept the marshmallows whole because mine normally melt everywhere but just adding them for the last couple of minutes makes sense. Can’t wait to try them!

  7. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids October 7, 2011 at 7:31 am #

    Oh, my! They looks so amazingly delicious!

  8. Joanne October 7, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    This was probably the most dangerous post I’ve seen all week. Smores are a TOTAL weakness of mine…and everything is a weakness of mine SQUARED in cookie form!

  9. Chris @ TheKeenanCookBook October 7, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    Delicious. I made similar a few months ago. I usually share what I bake. I did not share these!

  10. Jennifer October 7, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    I can say first hand that these are delicious!!! Had one last night and maybe another half this morning ;)

    • KeepItSweet October 7, 2011 at 10:13 am #

      So glad you liked them! And so impressed that you only ate that many so far!

  11. Sandra October 7, 2011 at 9:26 am #

    So, I can blame any weight gained from these insanely good cookies on Matt, right?

    • KeepItSweet October 7, 2011 at 10:14 am #

      Exactly!

  12. The Taster October 7, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    These were some good cookies. Now I’m having trouble buttoning my pants…

    Thanks Lauren!

  13. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite October 7, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    I love that you used the sea salt chocolate in these! Perfection! Happy weekend my friend!

  14. HeatherChristo October 7, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    yuuuuuum. i love anything smores!

  15. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum October 7, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    Just when I thought I was over the smores phase… you go have to go and shove another deliciously irresistible smores creation in my face . But I forgive you. :)

  16. Florida Foodie October 7, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    I can see why you would want s’more after eating these! I bet they taste as wonderful as they look!

    • KeepItSweet October 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

      Hahahaha love it!

  17. Eating Deliciously October 7, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    I’m not ready to give up on s’mores just yet and this is perfect!

  18. Tracey October 7, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    Thanks so much for the sweet words, I’m blushing over here :) Your cookies look fantastic, love the modifications you made. My husband was kind enough to eat most of these cookies when I made them, or else I’d have done some serious damage…

  19. Lacy October 7, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    Oh my god these sound amazing! I could totally go for one right now, would help me get through the rest of this work day!

  20. Lindsey@Lindselicious October 7, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

    Oh these are so cute and I love the grown up spin. Bookmarking to make these in the near near future. I love anything smores- I have been obssesed with Smores Ice Cream sandwiches for the past month too. LOL

  21. newlywed October 8, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    Wow — great recipe! I’ve had such a craving for s’mores lately.

  22. Aimee @ ShugarySweets October 9, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    Fantastic. Love love love it!

  23. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels October 9, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    Oh my goodness these cookies look soooo good. I’ll take the entire batch please! :)

  24. Liz @ Southern Charm October 9, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    Love your idea! How creative.

    … and I’m drooling over them. They look amazing!

  25. Baking Serendipity October 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    Fancypants s’more cookies. I love it!

  26. Jen at The Three Little Piglets October 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    S’more cookies are one of my absolute favorites!

  27. Christine November 3, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    Hi Lauren, Your Smores Cookie recipe has been selected to be featured in a Recipe Guessing Game. Please share the following link with your friends and fans. To play, go here: http://knapkins.com/guess_games/317?source=blog Congrats again!! :)