I love cookies, and chocolate chip cookies are the clear favorite. I first noticed this 'stuffed cookie' trend last fall and bookmarked a few recipes. But I just got around to trying my first stuffed cookie this week. It was a tough decision...should I go with Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies or s'mores stuffed?
I went with the s'mores stuffed. Half way through the process I thought there was no way this would work. I was convinced the cookies would be a mess. But happily I was completely wrong. The cookie held together very well, while baking and while being eaten. The s'more melted down just enough during baking. The marshmallow in the middle was a delicious gooey bite, and the graham crackers offered a nice little crunch.
I made a few changes to the original recipe. I wanted a smaller cookie (though these were still plenty big) so I broke the graham crackers into quarters, then broke each quarter in half. And then I used chocolate chips in the s'mores rather than Hershey bar pieces since I am opposed to all things milk chocolate.
Overall they are fun to make and a unique cookie. Don't wait to give these a try!
S'mores Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
From Apron Appeal, originally from Picky Palate
1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 TB vanilla
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
Graham crackers, broken into 1/8
1/4 cup (approximately) bittersweet chocolate chips
9 large marshmallows, cut in half
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, 5-6 minutes.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined.
Stir together flour, salt and baking soda in a separate bowl.
With the mixer on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until the flour is incorporated.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Place cookie dough in the refrigerator while you assemble the s'mores stacks.
To make the s'mores stack: graham cracker square, half marshmallow, three chocolate chips, another graham cracker square.
To assemble the stuffed cookies: *Note: This can be a messy step, so flour your hands slightly with each cookie you assemble.* Flatten one scoop of cookie dough and place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Place a s'mores stack on top (the edges of your flattened cookie dough should extend past the s'mores stack). Flatten another scoop of cookie dough (a little larger than the first) and place on top of the s'mores stack (excess cookie dough should hand off the s'mores stack). Pinch the edges of the flattened cookie dough together to surround the s'mores stack with cookie dough.
Once the baking sheet has 6 large cookie dough balls, bake for 14-16 minutes. The edges of the cookie should just be golden.
Cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
Yield: 17 cookies