Thursday, June 4, 2009

Smores Cookies

* I had a surge of ambition to make these babies tonight and man was it worth it! They are easy but a bit time consuming, so I made them when Mary was asleep and Spencer was at mutual. They make A LOT (67) so be prepared to share! And I ended up needing an extra bag of marshmallows for the last pan, so you might want to have an extra bag on hand just in case.
****A word to the wise: When you make the chocolate covering, make it like you'd make any other dipping chocolate The recipe makes the chocolate too soft and won't harden correctly.

Graham Cracker Base
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup almost room temperature butter
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
Bag of large Marshmallows
Chocolate Ganache Coating
12 ounces of your favorite dark or milk chocolate, chopped
1 ½ cups of heavy cream
2 Tablespoons of light corn syrup
2 Tablespoons of Honey
Very hot water as needed for thinning
In a large bowl whisk together all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. Next, in a food processor cream together butter, light brown sugar granulated sugar and honey for about 30 seconds. Add vanilla extract and the egg and process until combined. Add the flour mixture and pulse until just combined. Transfer the batter to a bowl with a lid and refrigerate for an hour.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper.

Cookies & Marshmallow
Roll the chilled dough to 1/8th inch thickness. With a cookie or biscuit cutter cut into about 2 inch rounds. Place on the cookie sheets and bake for 12 to 14 minutes until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges. Remove from the oven and immediately place a marshmallow on top of the cookie and put back into the oven for another 3 to 4 minutes until the marshmallow is soft but not melted. Wait about 3 minutes and spread out the marshmallows with your fingers. You will probably have to wash your hands a couple of times during this process. Move cookies to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Repeat with remaining cookies.

Chocolate Ganache Coating
Place a tea kettle of water to boil and set aside. Next, place the chopped chocolate in a food processor and process until fine. In a small sauce pan over low-heat warm the heavy cream, corn syrup, and honey until it comes to a simmer. Remove from heat, add the cream mixture to the chocolate, and process until smooth. Add water in small amounts as you need to make a slightly thin pourable chocolate. Put the chocolate in a deep small bowl. Dip each cookie and swirl until coated. Place on a wire rack to dry for several hours or overnight.


  1. These are so cute! I bet my kids would love them!

  2. Wow... Are you kidding me? These look awesome! I hope you didn't give them all away... I'm sure we could help you get rid of a few! :)

  3. p.s. did you take that picture? Its awesome as well!

  4. Me again... I think I ate about 10 of these over 4 days. They were really good.