Ok the s’more cookie recipe that I’ve been working on has gotten under my skin. The first try was pretty good but the graham cookies were a little dry. So I have it another go and it turned out pretty good. Recently I was talking to a co-worker about cookies and she gave me a great idea for a new twist on this cookie. So instead of putting chocolate ON the graham cookie and then the marshmallow I decided to make a chocolate cookie and sandwich marshmallow fluff in-between. And to add another twist, I made the fluff bourbon flavored. I think they turned out pretty good. Enjoy!
- 2 cups graham or whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 3/4 Tsp baking powder
- 1/2 Tsp baking soda
- 1/2 Tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into 1/4″ cubes
- 2 1/4 oz molasses
- 1 1/2 oz milk
- 1/2 Tsp pure vanilla extract
In a food processor combine the flours, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Pulse a couple of times to combine. Add the butter and pulse until it starts to look like cornmeal. Add the molasses, mild and vanilla and process until the dough starts to form a ball, about a minute.
Poor out onto a board and shape into a long rectangle about 2″ x 2″. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour, longer is better.
Once chilled, pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut the log into 1/4″ squares and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 25 minutes.
Chocolate Shortbread cookie
- 1 ¾ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- ½ cup almond flour
- 2 ½ sticks unsalted butter, at room temp
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tsp espresso powder
- ½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips (or grated chocolate)
Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the butter and brown sugar at medium speed until smooth. Add vanilla and beat for another 1-2 minutes.
Whisk the flours together in a medium bowl with the cocoa and espresso. Add to the butter mixture and mix until smooth. Add chocolate chips and mix until just combined.
Dump the dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a long log about 2” wide & high. Refrigerate for at least an hour, longer is better.
Preheat the oven to 350°. Cut the cookie log into about ¼” slices and space evenly on the cookie sheet. They do not spread much, only a little so leave about 1/2 inch between. Bake for 25 minutes.
Bourbon Marshmallow Fluff
- 1 package Knox unflavored gelatin
- 1/2 cup bourbon + 1 Tbsp
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 Tsp kosher salt
- 2 large egg whites
In a stand mixer sprinkle the gelatin into the 1/2 cup cold water.
In a heavy pot combine the sugar, 1/2 cup bourbon, syrup and salt. Heat over low heat and whisk until the sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Once the sugar has dissolved, turn up the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. continue to boil until the mixture comes to 240 degrees. A candy thermometer really comes in handy here. Once it hits 240 remove it from the heat and slowly and carefully pout into the gelatin mixture. Using the whisk attachment beat hard for about 10 minutes. It’ll start to double in bulk and become white and fluffy. Meanwhile beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Add the tbsp of bourbon until stiff again. Add to the sugar/gelatin mixture and stir to combine. Chill for about 30 minutes.
Assemble the cookie
This is pretty easy. Take a tablespoon of marshmallow fluff and sandwich it between a graham cookie and a chocolate cookie.