The other day I was at the gym on the elliptical machine. This is something that must be done in order to indulge in something as crazy as s’mores stuffed pizza cookies. However, I saw something almost as amazing as these giant cookies. Two rows ahead on a treadmill was a middle-aged woman speed walking, looking totally normal. I continued about my workout, watching the news on the TV screen in front of me when something caught my eye. I turned back to find that woman performing a full-fledged choreographed jazzy dance routine while still speed walking on the treadmill. She was extending her arms all the way out in a rhythmic motion, moving her hips with attitude, and doing this without any visible ear buds playing music or for any apparent reason. It was utterly entertaining. Everyone was watching her strange and random performance but she didn’t seem to notice at all. I actually stayed on the elliptical for an extra five minutes just so I could keep watching her. I almost felt as though there was a hidden camera watching our reactions to this dancing outburst.
I was watching her with a smile because she seemed really passionate about whatever she was doing. I applaud her for having the courage to perform in public with no fear of what people might think about her. I would be way too self conscious to ever do something like that. The thought of doing Zumba in public still freaks me out a little. What’s the most unusual thing you’ve ever seen someone do in public? What’s the most unusual thing YOU’VE ever done in public??
I used the Lodge 14-ounce mini cast iron servers* for these pizza cookies. You could also use mini pie 0r cake tins.
Taste: Exactly how you’d imagine a s’mores stuffed cookie to taste like! I was worried these would be too sweet so I reduced the amount of sugar I would regularly use.
Texture: The best part. Ooey, gooey, chewy, crunchy, thick, and all around amazing with a glass of milk or a scoop of ice cream.
Ease: Easy and fun.
Appearance: You can’t tell what kind of amazing surprise is waiting for you inside these babies.
Pros: Yes, yes. yes.
Cons: Not an everyday treat.
Would I make this again? Oh yeah.
How to make S’mores Stuffed Pizza Cookies
Yield: Serves 4-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 Graham crackers, broken into large pieces
1 Hershey’s bar, broken into large pieces
4 marshmallows, cut in half
Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray 2 6-inch pie plates or cast iron baking dishes with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, use a rubber spatula to stir together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until combined. Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the egg and vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Press two pieces of dough into the bottom of the prepared pans. Divide the graham cracker, Hershey’s bar, and marshmallows between the dough. Flatten out the remaining two pieces of dough and press over the marshmallows.
Bake for about 15 minutes, or until edges are slightly browned but the inside is still gooey. Let cool for five minutes before serving.
Recipe by Tessa of Handle the Heat
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