I don’t use box mixes often, but sometimes you’re post-call from a horrendous 28 hour ICU shift and just need some kitchen therapy…and a warm cookie ;). Box mix to the rescue! Starting with a brownie mix makes these cookies very quick and easy. There’s almost no measuring required, no mixer needed, and the dough doesn’t even need to chill. Even on your most lazy/tired day, you can still bake some delicious cookies! Ghirardelli Brownie Mixes are my favorite and that’s what I used for this recipe. You get a rich, chocolate flavor with nice crispy edges and a chewy center. That’s my kind of cookie! I added some chopped graham crackers and marshmallow bits for some s’mores flavor and they were very tasty! It doesn’t get any more picnic friendly than cookies and s’mores are basically the quintessential summer dessert, right? The box mix makes them so quick and easy, giving you more time at the playground, pool, lake, etc. However, if you’re hard-core against box mixes I’m sure you could use the cookie base from THIS recipe, swapping out the oreos for chopped graham crackers and marshmallow bits. Enjoy!
S’mores Brownie Cookies
1 box (20 oz) Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie mix (dry mix only!)*
1/3 cup oil
2 tbsp water
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup Kraft Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits (dehydrated marshmallow bits)*
2 sheets graham crackers, chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In large bowl, combine brownie mix, egg, oil, and water. Mix until combined – dough will be very thick. Stir in chocolate chips, marshmallow bits, and chopped graham crackers.
3. Using a 3 tbsp scoop, place dough on prepared baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 12-13 minutes or until edges just start to brown. Centers will NOT appear done but will set upon cooling. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes 14 cookies.
Notes: I’m guessing you could use any ~20 oz brownie mix, but I have only tried this with Ghirardelli. You can find mallow bits at Walmart, Target, Kroger, etc.