“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”― Charles M. Schulz
Sorry. Savory Sunday was the cleverest title I could think of – at least I didn’t spell it Sundae? I was really hoping a fantastic pun would emerge, but alas no such luck. So Savory Sundays, what’s that? Well, I absolutely love to cook and bake and used to write another blog about my cooking/baking adventures. The goal was to try a new recipe every Sunday and then blog it with pictures. I got through about 18 before I ended up leaving the country and the person I was cooking with for a few months.
I have been spending most Sunday nights at bf’s house with his family and a lot of times I end up baking some sort of dessert or helping his mom cook (they do this really great family dinner night every Sunday), so instead of restarting the other blog (that hasn’t had a post since 2011), I thought maybe it would be more fun to just add it as a weekly installment to Budget or Fudget. I can’t promise all of the recipes will be frugal, but I’ll try! I’ve learned that for me, baking doesn’t end up being incredibly expensive when I want to try a recipe, but only because I bake so much that I’ve already made most of the purchases (e.g. flour, vanilla, eggs, baking soda, etc.) recipes upon recipes ago. Here’s one I tried a while ago and really liked!
1.5 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about one of those enclosed packs out of the box)
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 dash of cinnamon
2 softened sticks of butter
3/4 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups miniature chocolate chips (about a bag)
1.5 cups of mini-marshmallows (about half a bag)
2 chopped Hershey bars (I used 2.5 bars)
Steps to Deliciousness:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, salt, and a dash of cinnamon. In a second, bigger bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract until creamy.
2. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Slowly beat in the flour mixture until smooth, then stir in the chocolate chips (it will seem like a lot – you can add less if you wish).
3. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet – during baking they didn’t stick; however, they did seem to flatten a lot, so be sure to space them well.
4. Bake for 8 minutes (on the top rack) and remove from the oven. Push 3-4 marshmallows and a few pieces of Hershey bar into each of the cookies. Return to the oven and bake an additional 3-4 minutes (I chose 2 minutes) or until fully cooked.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
I hope you enjoy! And feel free to give suggestions of what I should try!