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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sweet Saturday!

Happy Saturday, my sweet friends! I hope you're having a marvelous weekend! :o)

I won't be able to finish my in-progress card for Emily until tonight, but at least I have a tasty recipe to share! :o) If you love the flavor of S'mores, be sure to read on!

Like many, I love different confections that mimic the flavors of the beloved campfire treat. Melty chocolate, toasted marshmallow, and delicious graham crackers are all packed into this one incredible cookie. I am in love with these Gooey S'mores Cookies!
These have already been requested in a double batch, and for good reason! The inclusion of graham cracker crumbs into the dough was brilliant. And do you see those sweet little marshmallows? Those are the new Kraft Jet Puffed Mallow Bits! They are amazing in this cookie! I found them at Target and Meijer, but apparently they're hard to find by many. :( The dough is out-of-this-world fantastic and I confess that my sweetie and I had more than a few tastes of it from the mixer bowl.

It's also worth noting that this is my first time making a cookie recipe that calls for baking powder as the leavening agent, as opposed to baking soda. I was a bit worried once I noticed the change, but quickly discovered why the recipe's creator went this route.  Though difficult to tell from the angle of my photograph (oops), it makes the cookies extra fluffy. :o)

If you're a cookie lover and/or a S'mores lover, you simply must make these! I promise you will love them. :o) I'll be back tomorrow with another cute little card for the sweet Emily! Have a sparkly day, my friends!

Note: If you make your own graham cracker crumbs instead of buying a box, you can either use your food processor/blender to crush them to smithereens or use a Ziploc baggie! Stuff them inside the bag, seal it, and roll over it with a rolling pin until it's a bag of tasty crumbs.
Note 2: I made the cookies slightly larger than the recipe indicates, which gave me 18.

Gooey S'mores Cookies
Yield: 2 dozen cookies

½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
½ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1⅓ cups flour
¾ cup graham cracker crumbs (7 full graham cracker sheets if you crush your own)
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup Mini Hershey's Kisses (or regular-size chocolate chips/chunks)
1 cup Jet Puffed Mallow Pits

Preheat the oven to 350ยบ F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Using a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat for an additional 2 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients just until combined.

Stir in the chocolate and mallow bits, just until combined. Place 1.5 tablespoon-sized scoops of dough onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set. Do not over-bake. Cool on the baking sheets until able to lift without the cookie falling apart, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.

Source: Slightly adapted from Kevin and Amanda



  1. Oh my Karen - you are just one talented person, your sharing of your creativities is so amazning from baking to cardmaking.... love it!
    I would love to your nearest neighbor.. LOL!

  2. I too would love to be your neighbor.. I know I keep saying this, BUT you are such a blessing too so many, and I can't tell you how much your prayers mean to be, just knowing that people are praying gives me comfort... I know that God is in control... I am keeping my eyes on our LORD - thank you so much Karen

  3. Oh Heavenly day!!! Sweet Saturday, Sweet Saturday! These have my mouth watering!! What a FABULOUS sounding recipe I can just imagine what your kitchen must have smelled like....Marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers...YUM YUM! I MUST try this one! Thank you for sharing my friend!
    Hope you and the family are well:)
    Have a SWEET day!

  4. Yay, Sweet Saturday!! I look so forward to them :) I LOVE s'mores and these look divine!! I must try those puffed mallow bits!! What a yummy recipe, Karen...thanks so much for sharing!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend my sweet, sweet friend :)

    Hugs, Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Yummy, yum! Oh, this sounds so good:) TFS! I hope your having a wonderful wknd Karen!
    Sherrie K

  6. These look and sound so yummy! They are perfect for summer too :) Sorry I haven't commented or posted much lately! Hope to get back in the swing of it soon.

  7. *puts up a tent and camps out forever in your kitchen because I am addicted to the aroma of freshly baked s'mores amazingness* TEE HEE HEE!!!


    GASP!!!!!!!!! These are INCREDIBLE sis!!! OMJ! I swear I could smell them all the way from here. GASP! So many gorgeous chippies and mallow amazingness inside each heavenly little cookie. Gosh sis...can we bake these again right this very second? I sooooooooooo need some!!!!!!!!!

    *falls asleep dreaming about devouring a whole entire batch of them at once* TEE HEE!!! If I was making them, the batter never would have made it onto the baking sheets, sis. I have no idea how you are so disciplined. WHEEEEEEEE!!!

    *twirls you in happy s'moreness spins* SQUEEE!!!

    *tosses chocolate chips in the air like confetti to celebrate the sweetest Sweet Saturday ever*


    *forever chocolatey super squishies*
    ~~~Christina (aka the girl who just snuck into your kitchen and gobbled up any and all leftover s'more amazingness) TEE HEE HEE!!!

  8. I don't even know what to SAY. *drools* Cookies are weakness of mine, and every time you post a new cookies recipe, I have to amp up the exercise. :) And S'MORE COOKIES???!!! Am I in HEAVEN? *sigh*

    Have I mentioned lately that I LOVE Sweet Saturday? :)



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