They are called S’mores because once you eat one, you always want SOME MORE!
Real s’mores are a campfire treat are made with a roasted marshmallow and piece of chocolate sandwiched between two graham crackers.
For me, s’mores bring back some of the best memories of summer nights at camp, the cottage and canoe trips in Algonquin park.
But, because we can’t always be campfire side, these cookies are a great substitute AND if you make them right, you may still have the gooey mess that is part of the s’more fun.
I got the recipe from Martha Stewart and made a (very) few modifications.
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats -- I use Quaker Oats
1 cup all-purpose flour -- I ALWAYS use Five Roses Flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour -- again with the Five Roses
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
15 large marshmallows, cut in half horizontally
chocolate cut into 30 squares I used 2 boxes of these Hershey's
Bliss chocolates (milk chocolate and caramel) -- each box
contains 15 pieces and the recipe makes 30 cookies so I would say
that is better than perfect. But you can really use any of your
favorite chocolate bars cut into 30 squares
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a food processor, pulse oats until finely ground. Add flours, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; pulse to combine.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until pretty fluffy. Beat in egg, scraping down side of bowl. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture until just combined.
I use a small ice cream scooper to form the dough into 30 balls placed 1 inch apart, onto two baking sheets. Top each with a chocolate square.
Bake just until lightly golden, 12 to 15 minutes. I always put just one cookie sheet in at a time and rotate the sheet halfway through.
Remove sheets from oven; heat broiler.
Top each cookie with half a marshmallow. One sheet at a time, broil until marshmallows are lightly browned, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Put the light on in the oven and watch the marshmallows really carefully as they brown VERY quickly and can burn really easily.
Cool on wire racks.Bet you will be wanting s'more than just one! Happy Summer!