Over the weekend, Skibbles, our toddler, was begging to go outside. Unfortunately, it was raining again. I don’t think we saw the sun for at least seven straight days. I always heard the phrase, “April showers brings May flowers”, yet it always seems to rain a ton in May. Anyway, I ended up building her a fort with the chairs in our living room and it got me thinking about once she’s older it would be fun to take the girls camping in our backyard. Now, I say our backyard because I don’t think I can do wilderness camping out in the middle of nowhere. I need access to the actual bathroom and the ability to escape in case I hear some funky noises out there.
I’ve actually never been camping of any sort, so I started talking to Larisha about things that people do when they go camping and she told me about a time when her class in elementary school went on a school camping trip. They had this group scavenger hunt through the woods, swam in a river, and more, but the most fun thing she told me about was cooking all the food.
She explained how there was this huge bonfire and they found sticks in the woods and cooked hotdogs and made s’mores. It’s definitely something that I wished that I would have had the opportunity to experience growing up, but made me think that it’s going to be even more enjoyable being able to experience it with my girls instead.
Since we weren’t able to go outside because of the rain, I decided to take the outside inside for the recipe this week. Larisha loves my homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe that I’ve been working on for awhile now and I decided to kick it up a notch and make these homemade Smores Chocolate Chip Cookies. Larisha and I were both impressed with just how amazing they turned out. They are definitely going to be our go to recipe to take to get togethers now, especially in the summer.
The dough is not like your typical chocolate chip cookie dough recipe. This is a thick and dense dough batter so that the fudge sauce and marshmallows stay inside properly. The end results are these thick, yet soft and amazing cookies bursting with chocolate sauce and melted marshmallows. Just the things that get you excited about eating S’mores in the summer.
I mean …you guys….look at this.
- 4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter slightly melted (30 seconds in microwave)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 egg
- 1 cup chocolate chip chunks
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 120 mini marshmallows 1/2 of standard size bag
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 10 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
Make fudge sauce. Set aside until ready to use.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together butter, white and brown sugars, and vanilla on low speed.
Add eggs in ones at a time.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the bowl. *You will have to mix some by hand as this is thick dough.
Add in the chips until combined.
Roll the dough out into 3in balls.
Flatten the balls and add 4 mini marshmallows and a tsp of fudge sauce.
Fold up and bake for 11-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove and let cool on baking rack.
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