If every cookie experiment turned out well, it wouldn’t be called experimenting it could be called being perfect. Tonight’s S’more cookie experiment is what we like to call an epic fail.
I worked from home this afternoon because the lovely city of Boston has this new fun thing where it doesn’t think we need power to do our jobs … so after another mini-blackout in the office, I opted for sweatpants and internet on my couch to finish the workday. But being 5 feet from my kitchen all day, I couldn’t help but try to figure out what my next cookie experiment would be. So I went to the grocery store tonight and picked up a few random things: graham cracker crumbs, peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, regular marshmallows, flat marshmallows and baking soda. I couldn’t figure out if I was in a peanut butter mood or something very different. I had seen a bunch of S’more cookie variations on Pinterest earlier today. This one looked interesting (http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/giant-smores-cookies/) but I thought I would make my own variation …. not a good idea.
I’m not even going to post the full recipe because I wouldn’t recommend making it. I loosely went off of this recipe for chewy graham cookies as the base (http://www.mykitchenaddiction.com/2011/06/chewy-graham-cookies/). Good thing Tuesday night is trash tonight because these will not be making their way into the office tomorrow morning. I have some tough critics there and these cookies just won’t cut it for them. Way too sugary sweet, and chewy sticky from the marshmallows.
They looked good going into the oven:
They didn’t look horrible coming out of the oven … but they were one hot sticky mess.
Getting them off of the tray onto the parchment to cool …. did not go well either. And while I think my coworkers wouldn’t mind cookies that aren’t formed perfectly … they were way too sugary and the graham added a weird flavor to the mixture that just wasn’t up to The Salted Cookie’s standards. You live you learn … on to the next one.