When I first started brainstorming ideas, I thought of the name "cookie." It's really not a cookie. They should be called "bakies" if anything. But that got me thinking. I want to make a cookie that's more "cooked;" I want to make a cookie that's more gourmet and actually uses cooking techniques.
When I think of fancy cooking I think of drizzling something over the top and adding some kind of crumble topping. Like fancy cheesecakes. Essentially my entire cookie was driven from these decorative accessories. The drizzle would be chocolate. Easy. But for the crumbs I had to think a bit. I decided on graham crackers. Chocolate and graham crackers. It was to be a s'mores cookie!
I've seen s'mores bars before, ice cream, blizzards, shakes, but never s'mores cookies. Obviously it would have to include marshmallows as well. And It should probably have more graham crackers. So I decided to add crushed graham crackers into the mix.
(makes approx. 30)
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tbsp baking soda
2 sticks butter
24 oz chocolate chunks. Not chips. (2 bags)
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 graham crackers
1 bag tiny marshmallows
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In one bowl mix flour and baking soda. Set aside.
3. In another bowl mix the sugar, brown sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla. Mix in the flour/baking soda mix slowly while stirring.
4. Add one bag of chocolate chunks to the mix.
5. Crumble 4 graham crackers into chunks roughly the size of the chocolate chunks. Add to the mix.
6. Place 12 cookie dough balls on a greased baking sheet. Place in oven for 8 minutes.
7. While the cookies bake, melt the other bag of chocolate into a liquid by placing the chunks into a bowl, set within a pot of boiling water.
8. After 8 minutes, take the cookies out and place 3-4 marshmallows evenly spaced on each cookie.
9. Place back in the oven for 2 more minutes.
10. Take the cookies out and drizzle chocolate over them.
11. Crumble remaining graham crackers into a fine powder and sprinkle evenly over drizzled cookies.
I used the general template for making chocolate chip cookies to get the standard baking goods ratio (flour, eggs, sugar, etc.). The only problem I had was initially I put the marshmallows on the cookies before baking them. They got too melty and started to scorch. Otherwise it was a pretty painless, cookie dough eating-filled process.