I have been a huge fan of S'mores ever since I can remember. My family went camping from the time I was 8 or 9 years old, and roasting those marshmallows to huge, puffy, golden brown orbs of gooeyness was my favorite part of the experience. We always squished TWO marshmallows in between our graham crackers and chocolate. If you're going to get sticky, you might as well go all out, right? :)
These cookies are reminiscent of those evenings around the campfire--telling stories, laughing, and being mesmerized into silence by the flickering flames.
recipe by adorkablerecipes.blogspot.com
Yields 3-1/2 dozen cookies
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2-1/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup graham cracker pieces (2-1/2 sheets of graham crackers largely chopped)
6 large marshmallows, torn into 6 pieces each
1-2 sheets of graham crackers, broken into small pieces
1-1/2 Hershey bars, broken into small pieces (approximately 4 pieces out of each square of chocolate)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together margarine, shortening, brown sugar and sugar. Add in vanilla and eggs and beat until evening combined.
In a separate bowl, sift or whisk together flour, salt and baking soda. Add in this flour mixture into the creamed ingredients in three additions. Do not over mix.
Stir in chocolate chips and graham cracker pieces.
Using a cookie scoop (1-1/2 Tbsp) arrange dough on the cookie sheet. On each cookie, place 1 marshmallow piece in the center followed by a piece of chocolate and graham cracker. (Please put that marshmallow in the MIDDLE of the cookie. The first two pans I baked had marshmallows along the sides, and I ended up with a really big mess of marshmallow overflow.) Bake for 9 minutes until edges are golden brown. Let cool on pan 2 minutes, then remove to cool completely on a wire rack.