The Naughty Cook is passionate about finding interesting ways of finding different ways of combing traditional s’mores ingredients (see Trivia below) with other types of recipes. As a huge believer in pushing the cookie boundaries, I am delighted to unveil the s’mores cookie. This is certainly something we all will want more of.
- 3½ ounces / 100g unsalted butter, softened
- 2 ounces / 60g light brown sugar
- 3½ ounces / 100g plain flour
- 2¾ ounces / 80g bread flour
- ½ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
- ¼teaspoon of baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
- 1¾ ounces / 50g milk chocolate chunks
- 1¾ ounces / 50g dark chocolate chunks
- 1½ ounces / 45g hobnob biscuits, crushed
- about 50 white mini marshmallows
Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan) 338°F (302°F fan) and line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment.
In a freestanding mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
Sift the flours, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
In a jug beat the egg with the vanilla before adding to the butter/sugar and mix until well combined.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a large wooden spoon until combined.
Add the chocolate and biscuits to the mixture and combine.
Measure out 1 tablespoon of cookie dough and flatten into a circle on your prepared baking sheet.
Place 4 mini marshmallows on top in the middle of the dough circle.
Create another circle of cookie dough, rest it on top of the lower dough circle and marshmallows and press the edges together to create a marshmallow filled cookie parcel.
Repeat with the remainder of your dough.
Bake for 10-12 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
S’more is a contraction of the words “some more”. The origin of this use in connection with a particular type of food is unclear but it is known to have been in use by scouts in the USA out camping by around 1925. A recipe named Graham Cracker Sandwich appeared in a 1920s publication by the Campfire Marshmallows company which is more or less a s’more, but the text makes it clear the snack was already popular with scouts. The first definite reference to a recipe called Some More appeared in the 1927 edition of Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. And in 1938 the contracted form S’more appeared in a publication aimed at summer camps. In the 1993 movie, The Sandlot, Hamilton ‘Ham’ Porter explains to Scotty ‘Smalls’ Smalls how to make a s’more out of “grahams, mallows, and chocolates”.