Today is National S’mores Day!! I actually knew about this food holiday ahead of time, and had time to make something for you. That usually isn’t the case.
Recently I was sent the new cookbook Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts; Quicker Smarter Recipes by Alice Medrich. You may have heard of Alice before. She has won more cookbook-of-the-year and best-in-baking-category awards than any other author. This is her 8th cookbook. Let me tell you, the woman is not known as the “first lady of chocolate” for no reason. From start to finish this book is filled with beautiful, mouthwatering pictures. Recipes that range from chocolate sauce to blueberry tarts, dessert chutney to pound cake. There are lots of tips and tricks in there for the novice and experienced baker as well. I honestly can not stop paging through this book picking out what I would like to make.
I finally decided on her Bittersweet Brownie Drops, but I also wanted to do something with S’mores to celebrate National S’mores Day. So I did what anyone would do, I combined the two! I simply replaced the 1 cup of nuts called for in the recipe with graham cracker pieces, and added some marshmallows. I sent these to work with my husband, because they had to get out of the house before I ate them all!
These cookies are heaven for a chocolate lover. They are rich, soft, gooey, and just perfect! They really are a brownie in cookie form. Even the batter felt and looked just like brownie batter. The higher quality chocolate you use here, really makes a difference. So if you have some of the good stuff you are saving, this is the recipe to break it out for!