Smores Cookies and Bonus Bars

We were leaving for a trip back to Maryland, and I was worried about not getting the most use out of the marshmallows I had made. So, I decided to use them in something. After I came across a recipe for cookies with a marshmallow filling, I decided to do my own spin. I used almost the same base as the recipe, but decided to add my marshmallows into the cookie itself. It turned out to be a terrific idea. I also later used the marshmallows in my chocolate chip cookie recipe but in bar form. Click in or scroll down for those pictures!

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Directions for Smores Cookies

Adapted from Chasing Delicious

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 4 ounces light brown sugar
  • 2 ounces granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 ounces graham flour
  • 3 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • About 1.5 cups marshmallows (small/mini)
  • Large-flaked salt, such as kosher (optional)

Prepare cookie sheets. Beat the butter and sugars until fluffy (about 3 minutes with a mixer).

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Add the egg and vanilla and beat for another minute.

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Meanwhile, stir together the flours, baking soda, and salt. Add this mixture to the mixing bowl and beat until there are a few streaks of flour remaining.

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Stir in both chocolates and the marshmallows.

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Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the cookie sheets.

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Allow space for them to spread. Chill for at least one hour before baking.

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When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle some salt on top of the cookies before baking. Bake the cookies for about 10-12 minutes until the edges are golden brown.

Monster cookies!

Monster cookies!

Let them cool completely before removing from the pans. They will be very fragile.

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Directions for Smores Cookies (without pictures)

Adapted from Chasing Delicious

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 4 ounces light brown sugar
  • 2 ounces granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 3 ounces graham flour
  • 3 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • About 1.5 cups marshmallows (small/mini)
  • Large-flaked salt, such as kosher (optional)

Prepare cookie sheets. Beat the butter and sugars until fluffy (about 3 minutes with a mixer). Add the egg and vanilla and beat for another minute. Meanwhile, stir together the flours, baking soda, and salt. Add this mixture to the mixing bowl and beat until there are a few streaks of flour remaining. Stir in both chocolates and the marshmallows. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the cookie sheets. Allow space for them to spread. Chill for at least one hour before baking.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle some salt on top of the cookies before baking. Bake the cookies for about 10-12 minutes until the edges are golden brown. Let them cool completely before removing from the pans. They will be very fragile.

Directions for Chocolate Chip Cookie Marshmallow Bars…

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Basically, use my regular recipe, but add a little less salt.  When it is time for the mix-ins, have fun! I used big chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips, marshmallows, and some instant coffee.

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Pat into an 8×8 baking pan.

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Sprinkle some salt on top (the coarse stuff for this). Bake the same way as the cookies, but the bars will take longer–closer to 20 to 30 minutes, so keep checking and use a toothpick to see when it is done.

Lots of corner pieces

Lots of corner pieces

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