So July and August were Camp NaNoWriMo, right?

And because I am one of two Municipal Liaisons for the Tulsa region, we decided to do a camping theme for the write-in this month. She brought the tent, and I said I would look for s’mores that didn’t require a campfire.

S'mores Cookies
Pictured: s'mores that do not require a campfire

(Yes, I’m part of a group that voluntarily attempts to write 50,000 words in one month, multiple times a year. IT’S FUN.)

I had bookmarked this recipe from StumbleUpon about a year or so ago, because I love baking. I don’t do it nearly as much as I would like because then I would have to consume the stuff I made, and that would leave me weighing somewhere around 300 pounds. So, I bake mostly during November, when I hang out with lots of tired writers who subsist mostly on caffeine and sugar for an entire month.

The end result of this was that everybody loved them (LOVED THEM) and it was requested that I make these again in November, along with the homemade Oreos I did last year.

They came out a little flat, though still soft and chewy. I’m thinking it’s because my baking soda is ancient. However, I’m the only one who noticed.

Recipe ganked from Baked Perfection.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of cinnamon
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups miniature chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
2 Hershey bars (or one giant 6-oz. bar), chopped (I used the Special Dark chocolate, because I love dark chocolate more than just about anything else on this planet.)

Recipe

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In one bowl, combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In a second, larger bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly add the flour mixture, beating until smooth after each addition. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Ask roommate to taste-test. Remind her that yes, you actually need to bake the dough.

Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 7 minutes, and remove from the oven. Push a few marshmallows and a few pieces of Hershey bar into each cookie. Return to the oven and bake an additional 2-3 minutes until fully cooked. Cool cookies on a wire rack or wax paper.

Ask roommates to taste-test. Use Malaysian battle spatula to fend them off so you have enough cookies for the actual event.

Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies, but I make ’em pretty big. (Also, like I mentioned: Roommate stole my unbaked dough.)