Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you’re all having a day full of friends, fireworks, and fabulous food.
We just got back from a wonderful wedding this past weekend. The whole three-day event was fantastic! The rehearsal dinner concluded with a campfire, marshmallow toasting and of course s’mores! Summer wedding win!
We’re back in DC now, and once again are confined to our no-campfires-allowed apartment. As the 4th approaches, I’ve been thinking that I may have to do without the campfire, but I certainly don’t have to do without the s’mores!
These s’mores are actually cookies! How is that possible? Here’s how:
- Take one graham cracker cookie.
- Top with a broiler-toasted marshmallow.
- Finish with a Hershey kiss.
Easy as, well, a cookie!
Also, if you don’t want to make your own cookie butter you can use biscoff spread or peanut butter.
Happy 4th of July!
- ½ cup butter softened to room temperature
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ¾ cup cookie butter*
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup crushed graham crackers (about 5 sheets)
- 14-16 marshmallows (one per cookie)
- 14-16 chocolate kisses (one per cookie)
- Cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed using a mixer. Add the cookie butter, then egg, then vanilla, scraping down the sides as necessary.
- In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt.
- Slowly add flour mixture into butter-sugar mixture, being careful not to over mix the dough. Once dough is fully combined use a large spoon to stir in graham cracker crumbs. Dough will be very soft, refrigerate for at least 60 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll cookie dough into balls (2 tablespoons for small cookies, ¼ cup for large cookies) Arrange dough on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake until cookies just start to brown, about 8-10 minutes for small cookies or 10-15 minutes for large cookies. Cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet, transfer to wire rack and let cool completely.
- Once cookies are cool (and preferably when you are ready to eat them), place one marshmallow on each cookie and place under the broiler until marshmallow is toasted, about 1 minute. Watch the cookies carefully, one of my marshmallows caught on fire during my first batch. Remove cookies from broiler, place Hershey kiss on each, and serve.
**Cookies are best served immediately after toasting marshmallows, but will keep for a few days in an airtight container on the counter.