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Megans Cookin: Friendship, Fun, and a S'more Cookie!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Friendship, Fun, and a S'more Cookie!

It's been a very busy month for me. Alot of traveling and going, going, going. At the beginning of the month we left for a ten day vacation along the Oregon coast with friends, only to turn around and head to Lake Almanor for our annual family wine pairing dinner.

The very next day I was off for a few days to play and
camp with old childhood friends on the Rogue River in Oregon.

We have all turned or are about to turn 50!

Kim lives in Oregon and turned 50 last November, Jenny from Florida turned in February and I, the baby of the pack, turns 50 in October.
(That is so hard to say but even harder to see in print. Sigh)
So it was a celebration of our fifties, friendships, and great wine.
Errr, I mean fabulous food. Yea, that was it.

Fifty's, Friendship, and Food!

I have known these girls many years. I met Kim when I was in 1st grade. I was five, she was six. Growing up over the years, there was Barbies, boys, party's! Where there was Kim, there was Megan. That's 45 years of friendship! It's funny, I now work at the very same elementary school that Kim and I attended. I see all those little kids, and those hallways, and the memories, it seems a lifetime ago. Well... I guess it was.

I met Jenny when we started the 9th grade. Freshman's, we were. Silly little Freshman girls with very big dreams! Ironically, this is the year my daughter starts high school and it seems weird to think I was just her age when I met Jen. How soon we all grow up.

Here's a fun cookie I wanted to share with you. Made with graham cracker crumbs, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows, It's a S'more cookie! Perfect for a camping trip or a backyard sleep out, this cookies delivers. If I close my eye's, let my mind wonder,and nibble a cookie, I can be transported back to the big old redwoods.

But here's a hint for perfect cookies. The recipe says to bake them for 9 minutes and then place 3 marshmallows and the Hershey pieces on the cookie and finish baking. Well...I have a recipe for a Mississippi Mud Cookie that you just bake the whole time with three marshmallows on top. So in the interest of saving a few minutes, I tried it that way.

The marshmallows slid around a bit and weren't quite as pretty as the one's where I did follow the directions. Lesson learned!

A perfect S'more cookie!

S'more Cookies
Cookie Madness
3/4 cup butter — softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate
1 cup (more or less) of mini marshmallows
2 Hershey Bars, broken into pieces

Beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Add combined flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and (if using) other stuff.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets about 3 inches apart.

Bake in pre-heated oven 375 degrees F for 8 minutes. Remove and quickly press marshmallows and chocolate into cookies. Return to oven and cook until done (about 3 or 4 more minutes)

Makes about 3 dozen

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Blogger Shelby said...

They look awesome Megan! I may have to try this recipe out myself - I have some super mini marshmallows!

Isn't it nice to have long time friends?!!

July 26, 2009 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Thank you for your comment, I'm glad we are not the only ones to be cheap even on a date. Your birthday celebration sounds wonderful, I wish I had a close group of girlfriends like that. Do you live in Oregon?

July 26, 2009 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Sounds like a great time. I turn the big 50 next year. The cookies would be perfect for camping!

July 26, 2009 at 4:29 PM  
Blogger theUngourmet said...

How fun to get to hang out with dear friends! It looks like you hit some really pretty spots. I love that part of Oregon!

Your cookie looks so darn good! :P

July 26, 2009 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger the twins said...

those cookies look amazing!

July 26, 2009 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

You are my childrens new hero with this recipe.

July 27, 2009 at 5:02 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

The cookies look delicious but then so do all you old :-) gals. It's wonderful that you've kept the spark of friendship over so many years.

July 27, 2009 at 5:40 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Old friends are the best friends! And I've totally bookmarked this cookie! I'm going on family vacation with 12 children next week and I'm going to need a good cookie. :)

July 27, 2009 at 6:51 AM  
Anonymous noble pig said...

I think that is so wonderful you have kept in touch for so long. They look like true blue friends and shows you are a good friend yourself. Oh yeah...those cookies...OMG.

July 27, 2009 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger Reeni said...

How sweet that you are all still such great friends! These cookies look scrumptious!!

July 27, 2009 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

The cookies look delicious and I love the stories of friendship!! You are so lucky to still be close and be able to see each other :)

July 27, 2009 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

I want a smore cookie!

July 27, 2009 at 12:39 PM  
Anonymous Nutmeg Nanny said...

Oh those cookies look amazing! I one right now :)

July 27, 2009 at 7:42 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

I really dig those cookies, they look great for camping (and zuc bread would be too) :) I'm glad you're still loving life and being super active. Nothing wrong with being 50 going on 25 :)

July 28, 2009 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger Teena in Toronto said...

Looks like a great place!

Those cookies look yum-mee!

Happy blogoversary!

July 28, 2009 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger April said...

You never fail me on cookie recipes! I will be making these very, very soon! I'm glad you had a great time!

July 28, 2009 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger tinyskillet said...

That is great that you can still get together and have fun at your age in all! Just kidding, I can say that since I'm 51. But I don't get a chance to see my friends from childhood. The cookies look awesome, and I'm sure not as messy as s'mores.

July 28, 2009 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

This looks like such a great trip, and the cookies are out of this world!

July 28, 2009 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

Great photos and cookies!

July 30, 2009 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger RecipeGirl said...

Works for me! Looks delicious.

July 30, 2009 at 6:23 AM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

Mmmmm, those look goooood! I love desserts that include warm, melty, ooey gooey marshmallows so you know those are RIGHT up my alley!

I'm envious of your 45 yr friendship. I don't think I have a true friend that isn't a family member.

July 30, 2009 at 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Your s'more cookies look wonderful! I love that you can see the marshmallows and chocolate in the picture of the cookies.

July 31, 2009 at 5:44 AM  
Blogger Delicious Dishings said...

These cookies look so gooey and delicious!!

August 21, 2009 at 4:05 PM  

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