Hey Monkey Fam,
This July 4th may be looking a bit different than we are all used to—no parade :(—but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate accordingly—even at a distance.
This year, Mama Monkey whipped up some of her famous chocolate chip cookies with a twist! S’more Chocolate Chip Cookies!! Does it get much more summer or delicious than that?!
We usually keep this recipe close to our hearts (and our mouths), but in an effort to celebrate this life and maybe add a bit more sweetness where it may be lacking, we wanted to share this delicious concoction with all of you.
Here’s the recipe.
Mama Monkey’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 cup butter
2 cup sugar
2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
5 cup oats
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
4 cup flour
24 oz chocolate chips
8 oz chocolate bar, grated
For the S’mores version, add
2 cup mini marshmallows
4 graham crackers, crushed
Preheat your oven (or Traeger) to 375oF. In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream your butter, sugars, and vanilla until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time until completely incorporated.
**Note: An electric mixer works well too if a stand mixer is unavailable.
In a separate bowl (large), combine flour, oats, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
With your stand mixer on low-medium speed, slowly add your dry ingredients (about 1 cup at a time). Once fully combined, take a spatula and fold in your chocolate chips and grated chocolate bar.
On an ungreased, parchment-lined baking sheet, use a spoon to drop about 1-inch sized clumps 2 inches apart.
Bake for about 10 minutes.
For the S’mores version:
Poor crushed graham crackers onto a plate. Roll dough balls over the graham crackers to make them stick.
Place on ungreased, parchment-lined bake sheet 2 inches apart and bake for about 8 minutes.
At 8 minutes, take the cookies out and place 3 mini marshmallows on top and press in slightly to make them stay. Return to the oven for the final 2 minutes of cook time.
We “roasted” our marshmallows on top once they finished in the oven by hitting them with a torch for a couple seconds to caramelize them. This is an extra step that is unnecessary, but adds a nice touch. We hope this recipe, whether it’s the classic version, the s’mores version, or your own twist, helps satisfy that sweet tooth.
As always, we can’t wait to see what you all do with our recipes!
Happy 4th of July, happy snacking, and enjoy!