Thursday, May 8, 2008

Chocolate- Toffee S'More Cookies

Any campers in the audience?

Who doesn't love a good s'more?... It's a rhetorical question, really because what kind of person wouldn't enjoy this sticky, messy, gooey creation of the camping world? Slashfood published an article about the history of S'Mores- where they noted that although the first recipe for S'Mores was published in the Girl Scout Handbook of 1927, the official origin isn't really known. That being said, it has remained a favorite dessert for camping trips and beach bonfires for years now. And there are all kinds of take-offs on this simple graham cracker, melty marshmallow and chocolate bar dessert. I was excited to find a recipe for Chocolate - Toffee S'More Cookies.

This recipe was published in Gourmet magazine in the section where readers ask for the recipes from places they've been. Seattle-Tacoma airport has a little place called Dish D'Lish, and they sell these giant cookies to travelers who are looking for a treat.

Dough for these cookies is rolled into a thick log and refrigerated until very firm. It's cut into ten thick slices and baked up with a gooey marshmallowy topping. When I baked my test cookies, the marshmallow topping browned up waaaaaayyyy too much, so I modified D'Lish's recipe to include baking the cookie until it spreads a bit, and then adding the marshmallow topping. That worked much better.

I would have liked them to be a little prettier. They're kind of an ugly cookie, dontcha think? But don't let that uglyness fool you. These cookies are really great. Toffee bits are melted within the giant chocolate goodness, and then you get gooey marshmallow in every bite too. The recipe makes 10 giant cookies, exactly.

It was perfect for a little barbecue that I was going to at my college roommate's house. Her teenagers gobbled them all up in no time and praised me like I was some sort of goddess that was sent to their home. These were super-polite *dream* teenagers who did the dishes without being asked, and asked me- with genuine interest- about my life and my recipe site. I suppose that's another post topic, but it was delightful being around such nice kids. I cross my fingers and hope that my little one will grow up to be so sweet at that age.

So how about it? Are you in the mood for chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows? If so, this is an amazing cookie to try. And go for the giant ones... don't try to make this your regular, everyday normal-sized cookie. This cookie deserves more.

The S'Mores cookie recipe can be found HERE.

I did a little investigating, and here are s'more great S'More finds...
S'More's Cupcakes from Cupcake Bakeshop.
S'More Cookie Bars from Baking Bites.
S'Mores from The Domestic Goddess.
S'Mores Tart from Big City, Little Kitchen.
Indoor S'Mores from Taste and Tell.

35 comments:

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

There's no such thing as an ugly cookie, just cookies that don't taste good and these certainly don't fall in that bucket. I wish I could take a bite out of one of them now.

Aimée said...

I like the rustic look of these cookies. I could go for a half dozen right now!

noble pig said...

I have never turned down any kind of s'more anywhere or anytime. These look delicious.

Manggy said...

Agreed with marc-- it's all good! I certainly wouldn't be able to say no to such delectable looking cookies!

Grace said...

i kinda want to take a bite out of that raw cookie, and probably will when i make a batch. and never fear, a little bit o' ugly never deterred me from devouring a cookie!

Robin said...

These are so fun!! And they're making me really, really sad here eating my yogurt and oatmeal for breakfast! I'd rather have a s'more cookie!!

Gretchen Noelle said...

What fun cookies! This would be a great way to eat smores!

Bellini Valli said...

These cookies bring back such wonderful memories of camping in the mountains in the good old days. We used to use Nutella for our S'mores...very addictive too:D

Ann said...

Well, don't those look evil! In a good way, of course!

CookiePie said...

If you think they're ugly, RG, just send 'em right over to me, I'll take care of them for you! :) I'm not even a big toffee fan (I know, weird), but these STILL look fabulous!

VeggieGirl said...

Oooh, I LOVE the toffee addition to the s'more cookie-variety - yum!

I posted about my s'mores muffins a while ago - thank goodness for vegan marshmallows & graham crackers, since I definitely missed s'mores when I became a vegan. Hooray for their return to my life! :0)

lazysundae said...

this sounds absolutely awesome. the link to your recipe doesn't work though!

Obsessive Foodie or Food Addict....You Decide said...

These look REALLY good. I think it was Bon Apetit did a smore cookie a couple of months back and I made it and they were horrible. I wasn't the only one that thought so either...readers made their displeasure known. As I was tasting one, I am thinking....who tested these cookies??? Anyway...this version looks so much better I am willing to give them another try!

RecipeGirl said...

Well, I guess they just looked kind of ugly to me since I was expecting white gooey marshmallow prettiness!

Lazysundae- thanks for alerting me. I fixed the link. For some reason blogger is being buggy and not allowing me to link it directly to the cookie recipe, so it's linked to the cookie recipes page. So you just get to see more cookie recipes than you were expecting!

Prudy said...

Lori:
I made the banana brown sugar muffins from your recipe site this morning. We loved them. We made some mini sized ones with a rasberry in the middle and they were our favorites. Thanks for the great recipes! Erin

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I love the idea of s'mores without camping. No tents, no bugs, just yummy chocolatey, gooey goodness.

I give instructions for making vanilla sugar on my blog.

diva said...

that looks awesome. i'm not a fan of marshmallows alone. but as a s'more. oh yea.

Cynthia said...

I've never had s'mores

oatmeal cookie guy said...

I found a really, really good s'mores cookie recipe at http://oatmealcookie.typepad.com/the_oatmeal_cookie_blog/2008/02/smores.html you've got to give it a try.

Jenny said...

Mmmm, what great flavors in these cookies! I love smore's and, I think I'd have these eaten in a hurry! Have a great Mother's Day Weekend!

Peter M said...

I am not a happy camper but smores would make the trip much more bearable. Who doesn't like Smores?

Chef Erik said...

Oh please stop! These look super fantastic.

Anonymous said...

Yummmm-o !

creampuff said...

I looooooooooooooooooove s'mores ... love the cookies too!

Tartelette said...

Wow! I would eat them all if left alone in the same room without adult supervision! Delicious!

cakebrain said...

Wow, those cookies look so delicious! what a great combo of ingredients

Lina said...

oh my! Your family better be treating you good for mothers day because you are the best mom for making such wonderful goodies all the time!!!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

As if the biscuits are not good enough, you had to smother them in marshmallows....naughty girl, not recipe girl.

Emiline said...

They're gorgeous! I'll have to make these once the oven starts working again.

Kevin said...

Those s'more cookies look great!!

Deborah said...

I'm a s'more fan, and these look so delicious!! I was actually wondering how the marshmallows don't brown up too quickly, so I'm glad to hear that you found a way. I will be making these!

Shaye said...

I found you by googling a recipe for a chocolate wafer cookie. (I want to make peppermint ice cream bars.)
I'm going to hang out and read a while!
(And I'm totally using your modified recipe for these cookies for a pitch-in I'm going to next month!)
Thanks!!!

cook eat FRET said...

wow - these sounds like they'd be memorable. all good things. i never care if cookies/cakes are pretty. i just want DELICIOUS!

Sophie said...

What a cool and fun recipe :). I bet these are a lot less mess than s'mores too :). Sorry I haven't dropped by in such a long time! It looks like I've missed out on quite a bit :).

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Sorry these don't look ugly to me they look like I would eat enough to make my tummy holler uncle!