Sunday, August 6, 2017

Cookie dough s'mores

A fun new twist on traditional s'mores - add a layer of decadent (eggless) cookie dough for some amazing deliciousness!
Man, it is way too hot outside to turn on the oven. But I still want dessert. And yes, I love ice cream, but there are the (rare) days when I want something else. And grilled fruit isn't going to cut it.

That's where these cookie dough s'mores come in. They are a fun variation of the traditional campfire s'mores, except no campfire and no oven required! That's right - you can either microwave your marshmallows or use a kitchen torch to melt and char them.
The cookie dough layer gave these s'mores a fun new taste and texture. The slight grittiness from the cookie dough and the flavor definitely amped up the s'mores, and in a very good way.

My family and I enjoyed these one evening after a super hot day at the pool. Once we had finally cooled down and had our dinner, we scarfed these down like ice pops.

If you're a fan of s'mores, try this variation!

Cookie dough s'mores
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons milk or heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 12 graham cracker sheets, broken in half
  • 2 (1.55 ounces) bars milk chocolate
  • 12 large marshmallows
Directions
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl if using a handheld mixer, cream the butter and sugars together on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the vanilla and milk and mix well. Turn the mixer to low and slowly add in the flour and salt and mix until the mixture is uniform.

Spread about 1 Tablespoon of the cookie dough mixture on top of 1 half of the graham cracker sheet. Top with a piece of chocolate and 1 large marshmallow. You can torch the marshmallow with a kitchen torch or broil it for about 30 seconds in the oven. Alternatively, you can microwave the marshmallows for about 8-10 seconds. Top with another graham cracker half and smash the two halves together.

Yield: About 12 s'mores

Source: The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook by Lindsay Landis

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