Born to Bake: Chocolate chip s'mores cookies

Posted by Grace Harman

You would likely be hard-pressed to find anyone who dislikes the s'more. There's something about the gooey combination of melting chocolate and toasty marshmallow crammed in between crunchy graham crackers that is completely and utterly irresistible. Even people who hate marshmallows (which, I must admit, is a category I fall under) can't help but succumb to temptation in the face of a well assembled s'more.

There is, however, one obstacle that stands in the way of consistent s'more enjoyment: good s'mores require toasted marshmallows and toasted marshmallows require a fire. Considering that building a campfire isn't the most practical or simple task, I spent a good deal of time thinking of a decent alternative to satisfy my s'mores cravings. Given my passion for sticking random delicious surprises inside baked goods, I decided that the way to go was to bake a whole s'more into a chocolate chip cookie.

It was a good choice. These cookies turned out wonderfully, and totally capture everything wonderful about fresh s'mores in an easy to handle package. The chocolate chip cookie wraps around the perfectly toasted S'more like a blanket of soft, chewy goodness. This is one cookie you most definitely do not want to miss out on.

Just a heads up: this recipe makes four LARGE cookies. Feel free to make them smaller if you would rather have more cookies.

Ingredients:

For the cookie dough

? 2 cups plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour

? ? tsp. baking soda

? ? tsp. salt

? 12 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled until warm

? 1 cup brown sugar, packed

? ? cup granulated sugar

? 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk

? 2 tsp. vanilla extract

? 1 ? cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

For assembly
? 1 cookie dough recipe, at room temperature

? 8 graham cracker squares, broken into halves (see header note above)

? 4 marshmallows, snipped in half lengthwise

? 1 full-size Hershey's bar, divided between each of the prospective cookies

To make the cookie dough:
1. Preheat oven to 325

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