Sunday, October 5, 2014

Oatmeal S'more Cookies

These are the perfect cookies to bring a little piece of Summer to your kitchen regardless of the season.

Oatmeal S'more Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 cup graham flour*
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup crushed honey graham cereal
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup mini marshmallows

Cream the butter, shortening, and sugars.   Beat in eggs.  Add vanilla.  Mix in the flours, soda, and salt.  Stir in oats, cereal, chocolate chips, and marshmallows.
Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.

*to make graham flour, crush 4-5 graham crackers until they reach a flour consistency.

Notes:  For a more authentic s'more flavor use milk chocolate chips.  Also, sometimes the marshmallows run and make the cookies odd shaped.  If you want a more shapely cookie, form dough into balls and refrigerate 30 minutes before baking.  These cookies are also good served with a large marshmallow roasted on top- Place a large marshmallow on top of each cookie and place under the broiler until golden brown.  

 The first thing I like to do is make my graham flour by taking 4-5 graham crackers
 placing them in a large zip-top bag and crushing them into a fine powder with a rolling pin.
You can also use a blender or a food processor to do this.
 In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, shortening, and sugars until light and fluffy.
 Beat in the eggs.
 Then add the vanilla.
 Mix in the flours, soda, and salt.
 Once they're all mixed together, stir in the oats,
 chocolate chips
honey graham cereal
that you've broken up just a bit (same baggie/rolling pin trick as above)
 and mini marshmallows.
 Mmmm, This is the kind of dough you want to eat by the spoonful!
 These cookies spread quite a bit, so you'll want to place them 2 inches apart on a greased (that marshmallow is sticky when it melts) cookie sheet.
 Bake at 350 degrees for 11-13 minutes.
Be sure to let them cool for 2 minutes or so before removing to a wire rack to cool.

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