Ok so I am super excited to share this recipe with you because, well, these little babies are soooooo good (and I just love their name :) )
When I first came across this recipe on Tasty Kitchen I knew at once I had to make them. I know, I know, I say that about almost every recipe that I try but really, I KNEW I had to make these. I love smore's so much and when I saw these cookies turned into smore's (hence the name Smookies; smore's+cookies=smookies) well, i was a goner.
I got to work immediately making some of my favorite chocolate chip cookies. (Recipe included in this post) I don't know if I have ever admitted, but I have just recently discovered Nutella. Don't get me wrong I have always heard about the stuff but never had given it a chance till about a week ago, and all I can say is WOW i sure have been missing out! I am officially a Nutella fan now! The original smookie recipe called for a chocolate ganache ,but I wanted to put my Nutella to use, and I have to say it was a major success! If your not a Nutella fan that's ok, I have included the chocolate ganache that the recipe originally calls for.
Trust me when I say, your families will love you even more for making these treats! I know that The Hubs would love me a whole lot more if I would make these again. He was pretty upset that he only got one!
(This recipe will make 18 smookies)
For the Chocolate Chip Cookies:
3/4 cup shortening (all-vegetable shortening Crisco)
1 1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 Tbsp. Milk
1 Tbsp. Vanilla
1 whole egg
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
For the Smookie:
36 large marshmallows
1 large container of Nutella
Or for the Chocolate Ganache:
4 oz of bittersweet chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream
For the cookies, cream together the shortening and brown sugar till it is light and fluffy. Beat in the milk, vanilla, and egg. Next, stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir till well combined. Next slowly mix in the chocolate chips.
Using a cookie scoop, (or just a tablespoon) drop 12 rounded spoonfuls onto a lined baking sheet (using parchment paper or a silicone liner). Bake @ *375 for 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and let cool completely. (This recipe will make 3 dozen cookies, or 18 smookies)
To assemble the Smookie: Take 2 cooled cookies, and spread 2 Tbsp. of Nutella or ganache on the bottom cookie. Top with 2 large marshmallows and the other cookie. Wrap each smookie in foil and either bake in the oven @ *350 for 6-8 minutes or on the grill for the same time. Serve immediately!
(recipe source: For the Cookie, on the crisco container, and here for the Smookie)