I'm planning on hosting an end of summer bbq next weekend and decided homemade s'mores would be a perfect finish to a wonderful summer.
You seriously don't understand how culinary challenged I am. For real. I'm proud of myself when I microwave Easy Mac and don't screw it up.
Not even joking.
You can imagine the challenge I faced when deciding to make graham crackers from scratch.
I found the recipe in Martha Stewart Living magazine. I was like, "Holy shit, those are the most adorable s'mores I've ever seen. I need to make them despite my inability to make even the most simple of recipes."
And I fucking did.
The only thing I alternated about this was the cookie cutter. In the magazine they used a three inch square flutter cutter. I couldn't find even a plain square cookie cutter anywhere so I improvised.
What else is square?
Natalie's building blocks.
Worked out pretty well. Gotta say I'm pretty proud of myself!
What you'll need:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinomon
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons honey
3 inch square cookie cutter, or, in my case your childs block
1 1/2 inch star cutter
Whisk together flours, wheat germ, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
Beat together butter, sugar, and honey with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture; beat until combine.
Put dough in the refrigerator until firm, about ten minutes.
Roll dough out to 1/8th of an inch and cut with square cutter or object. Cut star in the center. Place squares on cookie sheet and bake in oven on 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
Let cool, roast marshmallows, add chocolate and feel it heading straight to your thighs! Totally worth the calories.
|My cookie cutter.|
|Ready to bake|