I’m heading to my super adorable friend Becky’s annual S’mores party this evening. Never wanting to show up empty handed, I thought I’d make some interesting cookies to bring as graham cracker substitutions for warm and gooey toasted marshmallows.
My first thought was to make a sweet potato cookie. Hear me out… My favorite Thanksgiving dish is the mashed sweet potatoes with the broiled marshmallows on top. Almost every other Thanksgiving side dish from my youth I’ve created a more upscale version of as I’ve gotten older, but I still kind of love the old school sweet potatoes. So, I thought a sweet potato cookie with a warm and toasty marshmallow would be kind of amazing. Except…the cookies are not delicious. They kind of just taste like bland white flour. I cooked the second sheet tray of them until they were a little crispier, so I’ll bring those along with me as kind of an experiment, but my sister reminded me my cookie reputation would be on the line so I should maybe do a take two.
Now, I pride myself on making a pretty amazing classic chocolate chip cookie. I’ve made all kinds and they are always delicious.
For this event, I thought I could do it with a trip of chocolate chip varieties (milk, semi-sweet and dark chips) and I thought I’d look through all the recipes I’ve pinned on Pinterest and find a thinner cookie recipe. Which I did…
It seemed perfect! The blog author described it as thin and chewy, crisp edges and a little salty – I thought that would be great for the marshmallow goodness.
Now, a few things could have happened here.
1. This is the first time I’ve tried really baking in my Columbus kitchen…with it’s electric oven. It’s just different.
2. It could have been a butter issue. I didn’t use super high quality butter (it was butter though, not margarine, not something generic…)
3. I felt it was light on flour in the recipe, but I’m used to thicker cookies.
Here’s what I just pulled out of the oven…
So…. I think I’m going to pick up a six pack of my new favorite beer, Kentucky Bourbon Ale, and let that be the thing I bring tonight. There will surely be enough junk food there already.