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The Smookie


Fall foliage. Sitting outside around a bonfire enjoying the fresh, cool air just before it starts to get unbearably cold. What's around the bonfire with you?

  1. Friends/family

  2. Graham crackers

  3. Chocolate

  4. Marshmallows

  5. Extra long toothpicks

You're making s'mores. Sharing stories. Laughing. Maybe having a little too much fun.


...Nope. Just kidding. It's not possible to have too much fun!


Now, take that vision and imagine you have s'more cookies baking in the oven to enjoy with some hot chocolate during the cold fall weather change. The aroma of marshmallows roasting and chocolates melting bring those bonfire nights inside.


Long behold the SMOOKIE. S'mores cookies; just with a more fun name.


These cookies begin with the standard base of butter and sugar. We use white sugar and brown sugar. The brown sugar melts into this nutty flavor that balances the texture of the graham cracker and the marshmallows.


The graham crackers are then crushed in a ziplock back with a rolling pin. This is the fun way to crush the crackers. This is called "food therapy". Keep smashing the graham crackers until they are the size you would like in your cookie. You can also use a food processor to pulse them until they breakdown. But, that's not as exciting.


For the recipe pictured, I used regular chocolate chip morsels. But, ideally, large chunks is best. Not only does it hold up better in the oven for these cookies, but you get the s'mores feel when you bite into them. Mix in the chocolate chips with the marshmallows into the batter in they are evenly incorporated.


Don't let the look of the batter worry you. Keep in mind that some of the chocolate will melt; adding the chocolate goodness.


Once the batter is smooth and the only "clumps" you see is the goodness of the graham crackers and marshmallows...OH and chocolate, of course, we can assemble the cookies! This is the fun part.


There is always a fun part to baking. All the preciseness and measuring are for this moment. This is such a fun thing to do with your best friend or mom.

Roll three tablespoons of dough, yes I said three because we like big Smookies right?! And then top it off with more chocolate chips and more marshmallows. Don't be skimpy! Add them on. All you want. Know you audience, too. If they look more chocolate, add more chocolate than marshmallows. If marshmallows are the fan fave, add more of those.


Place these on a sheet pan about an inch apart. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes. Depending on how wide they spread in the oven from the baking powder and soda, it may need more or less time.


When they are done, let them cool on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes then transfer to a cooling sheet.


This would be a great time to make some hot chocolate, top with whipped cream and enjoy wrapped in a blanket and slippers with a Smookie! Watch a Hallmark movie and eat away.


I can assure you, you will want a second cookie. So, just take the whole tray with you to the couch! Enjoy them! Just like fall weather leading into the holiday season, we all deserve some indulging.


So indulge. Enjoy the Smookie!

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Thank you for reading! I appreciate your support and time to read my posts as Cafe Nessa. Please give me a like on this post if this is something you would buy to add to your dessert/breakfast options.


Stay happy,

Vanessa

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