baked sunday mornings: campfire cookies

campfire cookies

campfire cookies

When I saw these cookies on the schedule for Baked Sunday Mornings, I had really high hopes for them.  They seemed like an odd choice for a holiday cookie – I think of them as more of a summertime type of treat – but they sounded delicious nonetheless.  Who doesn’t love s’mores, and these are basically s’mores in cookie form!  You take a brown sugar and cinnamon dough, and add in coarsely crumbled graham crackers, chocolate chips and mini marshmallows.  Sounds fantastic to me! After baking them, however, I was a little bit disappointed, mainly in the aesthetics of the cookies.  There doesn’t seem to be enough batter to combat the number of marshmallows, which lead to the marshmallows melting all over the place in some of the cookies.  Those cookies flattened out, and were a nightmare to get off the baking sheet (this is NOT the time to skip the parchment paper or silicone baking mat – once I switched to that they were much easier to remove).  So of course I was frustrated, especially since I was planning on serving these to some friends who were coming over.  I served them any way, and surprise surprise, everyone LOVED them.  End point being, if you tend to get hung up on the aesthetics of your baked goods like I do, these might frustrate you a little bit.  If all you care about is flavor (which really should be the most important thing!) then these were great, and easy to make!

Yield: about 3 dozen cookies

Source: Baked Occasions

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Palmiers1

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baked sunday mornings: peanut butter banana bread

PB Banana Bread

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baked sunday mornings: banana whoopie pies with milk chocolate swiss meringue buttercream

Banana Whoopie Pies | Solano's Kitchen

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Bacon Chedder Scones

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Creme Brulee Broken

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Chocolate Whiskey Tart

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antique caramel cake

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baked sunday mornings: brown butter snickerdoodles

brown butter snickerdoodles

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