Friday, December 9, 2011

Sam's S'more Cookies & a Giveaway!

After a crazy week of trial & error, I finally have a cookie recipe I can release to you guys! They are tasty, soft, and indulgent.

Sam's S'more Cookies


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup salted sweet butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg yolk
4 sheets reduced-fat honey graham crackers, crushed
1/2 cup Hershey's Milk Chocolate Chips
Mini-marshmallows (1 to top each cookie)


Preheat the oven to 350°.

In a stand mixer, add flour, butter, sugar, vanilla, baking soda, and egg yolk. Let mix until you achieve a breadcrumb-y consistency.

Mix in crushed graham crackers. Batter should still resemble breadcrumbs, but will be able to mold into a ball.

Stir in chocolate chips.

Put batter in an airtight container and chill for at least thirty minutes.

On a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, mold your batter into 1.5" squares. Put in oven for 4 minutes.

Remove cookies from oven, and place one mini-marshmallow on top of each cookie. Put back in the oven for 4 more minutes. The marshmallow tops will start to brown.

Remove from oven and let sit for a minute on baking sheet, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Or eat gooey cookie immediately, if you are like me (i.e., super impatient and extra-hungry for cookies).

You know the batter is right when it is crumbly but moldable!

OXO Good Cookie Spatula Giveaway!

About a week ago, I received a package in the mail from OXO, one of my all-time favorite companies for all-things-kitchen. It contained two "Good Cookie" for me to use, and one to give away to a reader!

Not only is it super-cute (love the green color), but it is the perfect size for cookies. I used it all the way through the baking process, from scraping the sides of the bowl, to transferring the cookies (that didn't immediately make it into my mouth) onto a cooling rack.

Best part about it, though?

Each limited edition "Good Cookie" spatula sold benefits Cookies for Kids' Cancer, whose mission is to help find a cure for pediatric cancer.

Up for grabs is this awesome OXO Good Cookie Spatula, as well as a 3" x 5" recipe card for Sam's S'more Cookies.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below this post for each entry:

Entry Options


1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite Christmas cookie.


2. "Like" Sam Bock Illustration & Design on Facebook. (Leave a comment below if you already do...that still counts!)

3. "Like" OXO on Facebook.

4. Follow me on Twitter.

I will use a random number generator to choose the winner. Entries will be closed on Sunday, December 18th at midnight.

Just in time for holiday cookie baking, right? If you want to buy one for yourself or as a gift, you can find them at your nearest Bed Bath & Beyond,, or check the OXO Store Locator to find the nearest retail store. It will make a great gift for any baker, and will benefit an awesome cause at the same time.

Good luck! :)


  1. We love our Lotta Butta Chocolate Chip cookies...I put a peanut butter cup or kiss on top at Christmas time. We also like hidden chocoate cookies...Dove chocolates or Ghirardelli carmels are decadent!

  2. These look super tasty Sam! I'm getting ready to write you an email right now! :)

  3. My favorite Christmas cookie is actually almond bark. But I like chocolate crinkle cookies too!

  4. And I follow you on twitter! @lttlegrlbigwrld