I want to start by saying thank you for all the prayers and well wishes that you were all so kind to leave for me last week.
I wish I had good news to share, but the doctor still has not called with the biopsy results. If I don’t hear back later today I may have to give up my whole not drinking Starbuck’s for Lent thing so I can heavily caffeinate myself!
All kidding aside, I’m hanging in there. I’m still a little wigged out by the whole thing, but there’s nothing to do but wait. I’m still trying to have an attitude of gratitude, but some moments that’s harder to do than others…
In the meantime, in an effort to distract myself, I made cookies. Lots and lots of cookies.
These cookies in fact…
I have a bit of an obsession with s’mores. Pretty much s’more anything.
I’d like to blame it on Girl Scouts. Once upon a time, I got roped into being a Girl Scout Leader. And the girls all nicknamed me S’more. Don’t ask me why – there’s really not a good reason.
It was only naturally that we looked for any and all excuses to eat s’mores. After all they’re kind of like a Girl Scout rite of passage.
I had no idea how much fun it would be to be a Girl Scout leader or how much I would come to love “my girls.”
These cookies are a great reminder of all the silly songs and laughs we had together!
Peanut Butter S’More Cookies
Yields: About 3 dozen
½ c. shortening
¾ c. creamy peanut butter
⅓ c. granulated sugar
⅓ c. light brown sugar
2 tbs. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. all purpose flour
½ c. graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 c. mini marshmallows
4 – 1.55 oz. Hershey bars, broken into chunks
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening, peanut butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla; beat well. Mix in flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, and salt until well combined, but do not over mix.
Shape dough into 1” balls. Place on ungreased cookies sheets. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand or the bottom of a glass.
Bake 6 minutes or until slightly set. Remove from the oven and add three mini marshmallows and three small chunks of Hershey Bar to each cookie. Return to the oven 3-4 more minutes until lightly browned.
Cool 1-2 minutes and then remove to wire racks and cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Have a wonderful Monday!