S’mores Cookies at Home

A s’mores cookie makeover

A few weeks ago I came across Carlsbad Craving’s recipe for S’mores Cookies and was immediately reminded of a warm summer night next to a bonfire. Their attempt of crossing a S’more with a cookie was intriguing and something I have never thought of. With the Summer season approaching, I thought I’d give this classic bonfire treat a cookie makeover!

What you’ll need

The great thing about S’mores is that they are so easy to make! Just a few key ingredients are needed for this nostalgic treat, and it was just as easy making them in the form of a cookie! You can find all ingredients at your local grocery store. Here is what you’ll need:

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix (I used Betty Crocker Cookie Mix. Follow Carlsbad Craving’s recipe to make cookies from scratch!)
  • One egg
  • One stick of softened butter
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Graham Crackers
  • Hersey’s Milk Chocolate Bars
  • Ziplock bags

What to do

I found this recipe to be very kid-friendly! I recruited two of my nieces, ages 3 and 6, who were eager to assist. We started off by throwing a couple of graham crackers into Ziplock bags and crushed them, which will later be thrown into the cookie mix. While the cookie mix already had chocolate chips in it, what are S’mores without Hershey’s Chocolate?! So, we broke up the Hershey Bars into small chunks and may or may not have snuck in a bite or two, for taste testing of course.

Now we are ready to make the cookie dough! We followed the directions on the back of the Betty Crocker Cookie Mix packet, with a few modifications for our S’mores add on’s:

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees
  • First, stir cookie mix, graham cracker crumbs, and Hershey’s chocolate chunks.
  • Mix in softened butter and egg until dough forms.
  • Drop dough by rounded teaspoons (or tablespoons for a larger cookie) 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, or 9 – 11 minutes for larger cookies.

Don’t forget the marshmallows!

You’re probably thinking, WAIT, what about the marshmallows?! Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about them! About a minute before you are ready to take the cookies out of the oven, you’ll want to add in the marshmallows. We simply stuck them right on top of the cookies!

We put the cookies back in the oven for about a minute or so. The marshmallows will melt quickly, so only put them on the cookies at the end of baking. The aroma in the kitchen will remind you of the warm summer night I mentioned earlier!

We allowed the cookies to cool before eating, and they were absolutely delicious! The graham cracker crumbs and the melted marshmallows on top gave them the perfect s’mores taste! We enjoyed with a glass of milk, but would also taste yummy with a scoop of ice cream! Hope you can try this recipe at home! Please share your favorite summer treats with us!

Happy Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

Hip hip hooray! It’s National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! We aren’t sure where we would be without this classic cookie, but we are here to celebrate! It continues to be our most popular flavor and we can understand why. There is something so nostalgic about this cookie. Whether it reminds you of making your first batch as a kid, or perhaps picking up a warm cookie from our downtown bakery, you really can never go wrong with Chocolate Chip.

The History of the Chocolate Chip Cookie

The Chocolate Chip cookie was invented in the 1930’s by a woman named Ruth Wakefield. While on vacation, Ruth was brainstorming a cookie idea that involved adding chocolate squares into a “blond batter.” She broke up a chocolate bar into small pieces and to her surprise, the chocolate did not melt into the dough! It makes us wonder if the creation of the Chocolate Chip cookie was accidental, but regardless, we can’t thank Ruth enough!

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To celebrate this special day, we are offering our customers $5 off our Chocolate Chip Cookies by the Dozen Gift Box! Use code CHOCOLATECHIP during checkout to redeem this offer. Offer is valid through this Friday, May 17th!

While we have some fun variations (Almond Joe – a chocolate chip cookie with a tantalizing medley of toasted almonds and coconut, Chocolate Chip Walnut – a popular variation on the All-American classic with fresh California Walnuts, Dark Chocolate Cranberry – a sweet and tart variation with dark chocolate chips and dried cranberries, Cahootz – a white chocolate chip cookie with macadamia nuts and a hint of coconut), we appreciate the simplicity of a Chocolate Chip Cookie – the epitome of all cookies!

It’s the First Day of Spring!

It’s the First Day of Spring!

Spring has sprung and we can’t be more excited! With the crisp change in the air, we thought we’d highlight a couple of cookies that make great Spring-time treats.

Lemon Drop

Looking for a sweet and zesty treat to satisfy your sweet tooth? Our Lemon Drop cookie is sure to do the trick! Made with pure lemon extract, we’re certain this tangy cookie will hit your taste buds in all the right places.

Enjoy with a glass of milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you want to cross over to the dark tart side, we suggest pairing with a scoop of your favorite fruit sorbet or sherbet.

Lemon Drop – a tangy variation of the classic sugar cookie made with creamery butter and pure lemon extract.

Mint Condition

If you’re a fan of our Dr. Midnight (triple chocolate cookie), you’ll know we make a cool variation which we call Mint Condition. Made with chocolate syrup and cocoa powder, this cookie is perfect for all the chocoholics out there. To freshen things up, we add green mint chips to the mix. Think Mint Chip ice cream in the form of a cookie!

Whether it’s the minty taste or the green chips, this cookie is a favorite among kids! Pair with your favorite chocolate or mint chip ice cream.

Mint Condition – A double chocolate delight with satiny chocolate syrup, rich cocoa powder and green mint chips

What is your favorite spring treat?

Do you have a go-to spring treat that we need to know about? Please share them with us by e-mailing office@pacificcookie.com.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Whether you’re celebrating with your gals, pals or your sweetie, Valentine’s Day is here and we are feelin’ the love! We are also admiring all the heart shaped pizzas, chocolates, pancakes and bacon (yes, bacon). All this heart shaped food inspired us to create our very own lovable Valentine’s Day cookie!

Cookie decorating not at it’s finest…

Decorative cookies are certainly not our forte, but we had a fun time putting this together! Our first attempt was not very successful. We won’t bore you with that photo (picture a big chocolate chip cookie blob). We realized we needed a heart shaped pan to avoid spreading. Cue in the Target run!

Heart Cookie Pan, $4.99 from Target.

We found a heart shaped cookie pan at Target and picked up cookie frosting to decorate. We also may or may not have strolled through the clothes, shoes, makeup – D’OH sorry back to cookies! We kept it simple with white and pink frosting, but if you want to try this at home, let your creative juices flow! You can find lots of cake decorating tools at your local grocery store, and if you’re in a rush, pick up ready-to-bake cookie dough! This makes for a great last minute Valentine’s Day dessert.

What will we do for the next holiday?

We were impressed with everyone’s Valentine’s Day themed foods and can’t wait to see what people have in store for upcoming holidays. With Saint Patrick’s Day and Easter in the line-up, we know people will get creative! Stay tuned to see what we come up with 😉