I am a sucker for Ghirardelli dark chocolate.
And also for soft, chewy cookies.
But truth be told, as much as I LOVE to bake… I don’t always see a need to bake my own cookies. The Tollhouse Ultimates pre-made dough varieties are so awesomely ultimate, I often don’t bother.
The only times I do bother are when I’ve found a recipe different enough that Tollhouse and Pillsbury don’t offer it pre-made… OR I invent one in my head that Tollhouse and Pillsbury don’t offer.
This is just such a recipe! I saw one similar to it somewhere online and decided to make it. When I couldn’t find it the next time I looked, I made up my own version… and that is what you have here!
Carissa’s S’mores Cookies!
You will need…
-1 t. baking soda -1 t. salt -3/4 C. white sugar -3/4 C. brown sugar
-1 stick (softened) butter -1/2 C. butter-flavored Crisco -2 eggs -1 t. vanilla
-1 1/2 C. Ghirardelli (60% cacao) chocolate chips -1 1/2 C. small marshmallows
By the way, if all you have is white flour, you don’t have to go out and buy soft white wheat. But it does add a smidgen of nutritional value to this otherwise rather decadent dessert. (And hey, if you eat four cookies (like I did) you get quadruple the amount of fiber… which as we know… helps ya you-know-what.)
Dump the flours, crumbs, baking soda, and salt into a medium-ish bowl.
You could sift them… but I usually don’t. My sifter is behind too many other things in my cabinet.
Whisk them or stir them with a fork to combine and remove any lumps.
Now, park a larger bowl next door and throw in your softened butter and your shortening.
And grab a hand-mixer and cream them to combine. Not too long… or the butter will heat up too much.
I don’t dirty up my stand mixer for things like this. It ain’t worth it!! I inevitably splash flour and batter all over the thing and end up cleaning the bowl, the paddle, and every surface of the stand part. By hand!!