Tuesday, June 1, 2010

S’More Cookies with Tomas


Today, I was the sous chef, and Tomas, my six year-old, was boss. Give him a stool, and he loves helping out in the kitchen. We decided to make S'More cookies because we actually had all the ingredients in the house. And for the most part, it's a kid friendly recipe.


Tomas can now read the recipe mostly by himself and only needs help with some of the cooking terminology. We also had fun learning some math with the measuring cups. It looks like Tomas has inherited a math gene that didn't come from me.

While making the cookies, I decided to conduct an interview with the little head chef. My comments are in brackets.

So Tomas, when did you first begin cooking?
When I was 5 1/2, I think. I don't remember.

What kinds of things do you like to make?
I like to make eggs with my mom and stuff with chocolate with my dad.

What is your favorite part of cooking?
I like to crack the eggs. But, I also like to lick the beaters and bowl.

What is your favorite kitchen utensil?
I like the thing that cuts the tops off of [hard boiled] eggs. [Are you sensing a theme here?]

What advice do you have for the beginning baker?
Don't put the mixer on 10 with the flour. [He learned this from Dad's mistake.]

Why do you like this recipe?
I like marshmallow creme, and I love chocolate.

Why should people try this recipe?
Because they're so good I could eat the whole pan. And, I made them. If you eat them fast [meaning warm], the chocolate and marshmallow are still gooey.

Well, there you have it. If Tomas says they're good, they're good. So, try these out. And, I highly recommend involving a kid. It's much more fun.

Give this guy his own cooking show!



S'More Cookies by Tomas 
Adapted from Hersheys

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cups flour
  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 4 milk chocolate bars (1.5-2 oz. each)
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme
Grease an 8 in. square baking pan. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat well. In a separate bowl stir together graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Beat until well blended. Press half the dough into pan. Arrange chocolate bars over dough. Spread marshmallow creme over chocolate. Using a buttered offset spatula or the back of a metal spoon is helpful. Take spoonful pieces of the remaining dough and flatten with your hands. Cover the marshmallow layer with the flattened dough pieces. Bake 30-35 minutes in a 350° oven until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.

4 comments:

  1. These sound YUMMY! I want to try them for sure.

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  2. Well, that's some good advice: I'd eat them fast too!

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  3. Tomas! Don't eat S'Mores now, we're about to go camping!!!

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