Tuesday, February 26, 2013

S'more Cookies....anyone?

Tragedy struck our home this weekend...  

...our oven broke.  In the middle of baking a cake.  For my friend's birthday party.  

  The cake was lovingly salvaged by my wonderful husband who smashed two round cake pans of half-raw cake into a 9x13 pan and brought it with us to the party to bake in our friend's oven.  A few days later a repair man came to fix the oven and I am happy to say we are back in the business of baking! :)

Do you have a tragic baking story? 
 Please share so I know I'm not the only one!
Then make a batch of these...

S'more Cookies
Makes about 2 dozen

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons white whole-wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
3 tablespoons packed light-brown sugar
1 large egg
9 large marshmallows, halved
9 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar on high, scraping down bowl as needed, until light, 4 minutes. Add egg and beat to combine, scraping down bowl as needed. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture and beat until combined.

Drop dough by tablespoonfuls, 3 inches apart, onto two parchment-lined baking sheets. With the bottom of a measuring cup dipped in flour, flatten cookies to 2 inches in diameter. Bake until dry and set, about 7 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Remove from oven and top each cookie with a marshmallow half. Bake until marshmallows are soft, 2 minutes.

Remove from oven and, with a metal spatula, gently flatten each marshmallow. Let cookies cool completely on sheets on wire racks.

Place chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl.  Microwave bowl chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted, about 2 minutes.  Place one cookie at a time on a fork, submerge in chocolate, then tap fork on edge of bowl to remove excess. Place on wire rack set over a baking sheet. Let cookies set in refrigerator, about 10 minutes. 

 Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart 

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