I’m not big on camping, or any form of “roughing it” that requires me to sleep on an uneven, cold surface. However, I’m a huge fan of sitting by a bonfire and roasting some smores on a cool, fall night.
Unfortunately, bonfires are hard to come by in February. So I thought I’d try my hand at what I am dubbing, Campfire Cookies. I figure I was in Blue Birds as a little girl, so I have somewhat of a camping background, eh?!
There are many smores cookie recipes on the inter-webs but I based my concoction from one recipe, altering a few ingredients here and there.
Campfire Cookies (adapted from Fahrenheit 350)
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1 c. butter
Mix until combined. (Tip: Avoid doing this by hand if you can. Someone get me a KitchenAid, please. Or a cheap mixer from Walgreens.)
Add the following to the sugar/butter mixture and stir until combined:
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. Vanilla
- 2 c. flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 c. chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
- Marshmallow creme (for later)
Put dough in the fridge for about 2 hours. I was impatient, so I stuck it in the freezer for a half hour.
Now here’s where I got all creative. I wanted a stuffed cookie because I thought it would be cool. So, I got some marshmallow creme (and ate a few spoonfuls…no judging!)
Roll dough into balls and put a bit of the creme in the middle. This didn’t work too well for me, but I attribute it to the fact that my dough was too gooey. However, it gave the cookies a decorative swirl appearance!
Bake for 10 minutes or so, let cool and devour!