I got the idea for these cookies a few years ago when my mom made these fantastic bars (of which I'm sure I will post on here at some point so be patient). The bars were ooey and gooey and delicious. The only downfall to them is that they are very rich and messy and although most days I don't oppose to these two wonderful traits sometimes it is just better to have something fast to grab and snack on as you go. I decided to try and turn these wonderful bars into a wonderful cookie. I was quite pleasantly surprised at the results. I think I have since made these cookies more than I have made the bars (not to discredit the bars at all because they are fantastic as well). Who doesn't love warm cookies with chocolate and marshmallow melting all over them? These cookies get me really excited for the coming summer months when we have have campfires and roast marshmallows!
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 2/3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups crushed graham cracker crumbs (about 1 single package)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 cups chocolate chips (I always side with more chocolate)
1 cup mini marshmallows
Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. In a separate bowl combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and blend until mostly mixed. Add chocolate chips and marshmallows. Mix until incorporated. Roll into balls and place on a silpat lined baking sheet. If you don't have a silpat line it with parchment paper or anything that will help the marshmallows not stick to the pan. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Do not over bake. Cookies should look gooey with the marshmallows melted. I like to enjoy mine with a glass of milk!
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Look how yummy this cookie dough looks. Its amazing any of the scrumptious little mounds of cookie dough every got baked.
Please not that the first batch I forgot to use my silpat. They still tasted amazing, they just didn't want to come off the cookie sheet at all. Since they didn't come off the sheet very well I took it upon myself to try multiple cookies to make sure they still tasted good. You can use this same excuse if you feel the need.
Oh the wonderful silpat. I often forget how fantastic this thing is until I use it again. My cookies came off this thing so simply and beautifully. You wouldn't even know that they were sticky.
Add a little milk on the side and who wouldn't want to eat 1 (or 12) of these!