It’s Monday, not Sunday. I made the mistake once before of showing up to work on a Monday without cookies in hand. So I made sure to bake yesterday and postpone the blog posting until today. Instead of being in front of my laptop last night, I was at what was the best concert ever – Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake at Fenway. I woke up yesterday with no idea what kind of cookie to make. I was hurting a little bit from a very fun night out the night before and all I knew is I did not want to bake anything that tasted like beer or lemon drops. The one thing that brings me back to life after a night out is a large iced S’mores coffee from Sidewalk Cafe. So I had S’mores on the mind.
Last time I made something S’mores it was a cookie bar which was delicious, but a bit messy with the fluff. So I saw these that had cinnamon chocolate chip cookie dough on top of graham crackers with marshmallows and figured I would give them a try. Little did I know, it was actually national S’mores Day yesterday. Thankfully Maura filled me in on that fun fact today. I love the taste of toasted marshmallows so I liked this version had marshmallows toasted on top, so it had a very real s’mores taste.
- 11 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
- 3 regular sized Hershey’s bars, broken into pieces
- 2 packages graham crackers, broken into squares
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and set aside.
Step 2: Cream together butter and sugars. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated.
Step 3: Add in one cup of marshmallows and chocolate chips. I chopped up some extra Hershey’s bars instead of using chocolate chunks and mix just until the chips and marshmallows are incorporated. Be careful not to overmix.
Step 4: On a parchment or sil-pat lined baking sheet with an edge, take two sleeves of graham crackers and break in half so that you spread out all of the squares side by side so that they are touching to fill the tray. Using a cookie scoop, place balls of dough across the graham crackers. Press down lightly with your fingertips. A tip is to spray your fingers with non-stick spray to make it easier to press them down.
Step 5: Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven and spread the cookie dough out with a spatula so that the graham crackers are evenly covered. Press the Hershey bar pieces evenly across the dough, and top with the remaining half cup of mini marshmallows.
Step 6: Put back in the oven at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Depending on how thick the cookie dough is, you may need a little extra time until the cookies are just baked. Let these cool before cutting.
Like Jay-Z says. I got 99 problems, but a cookie ain’t one of them. Holler. Close your eyes, take a bite and you think you are sitting outside a campfire with a freshly toasted s’more. These were pretty easy and take less than 45 minutes to bake start to finish. They were a HUGE hit at work this morning. Some of the stragglers who don’t usually make the trip from the other side of the office were at my desk bright and early to secure theirs. Many sticky thumbs up today.
The weekend went by way too fast per usual, but I had jam packed some serious fun into it. I am not usually a big concert person because I only like when artists play songs I know. And my sister will be the first to tell you I don’t actually ever remember the words to any song. But I do love me some Justin Timberlake. Back in 7th grade, when you chose your friends based on which boyband they were obsessed with, I was all the way N*Sync. And my Dad won seriously cool points when he scored my friend and I second row tickets to the N*Sync concert back then. (for the record, B*Witched opened for them, which was awesome at the time). So when Colleen and I decided we HAD to get tickets to Justin/Jay Z back in March, I went through my ticketmaster guru Dad who loves a good challenge. He sat by the computer (or actually 2 ipads and 2 computers ready to go) as soon as they went on sale, and said he got us good seats. We had no idea until we got to Fenway yesterday just how awesome our seats were. This was our reaction when we got to our seats. Then we hashtagged lots of thanks to Skip which won him cool Dad points for the second Justin Timberlake related life event.
The show was nonstop amazing. Probably because ladies be pimps too. I didn’t realize I knew so many Jay-Z songs, but we were on our feet the whole concert where they just went back to back.
This part of the concert was completely breathtaking. The weather was perfect. and JT/JZ were singing Young Forever as the final encore.
I got a million ways to bake ’em. On to the next one.