With BBQ season well and truly approaching, founder of London catering company Social Pantry, Alex Head, has a fun recipe to get mouths watering
Who doesn’t love the idea of a campfire snack built into a party? S’mores make a sweet end to any event, as well as a great talking point that will leave a memorable impression on all your guests.
Traditionally these are served with a Graham Cracker, but we have opted for our brilliant chocolate chip cookies to sandwich our marshmallow. Definitely make your cookie dough the day before and cook the cookies ahead of your guests arriving – the smell will be appreciated!
Chocolate Chip Cookies
350g plain flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
1tsp vanilla essence
6oz golden caster sugar
6oz soft brown sugar
2 free range, medium eggs
350g dark chocolate – broken into small chips
- In a medium bowl mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.
- In a large bowl beat the butter, sugar and eggs until thick and creamy.
- Spoon the flour into the wet ingredients, followed by the chocolate pieces and mix until fully encorporated and you have a soft dough.
- Split the dough into three equal portions and roll into sausage shapes.
- Lay out some cling film and indivudally wrap around the dough pieces. Place in the fridge until ready to cook.
- When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 180C. Cut the dough into finger-width pieces. Roll into a small ball between your hands, place on a greased tray and gently push down in the middle with your thumb. Leave room between the cookies as they will expand in the oven.
- Cook for 10mins or until golden brown.
1 jar of Nutella or Raw Cocoa Butter
1 pack of skewers (if cooking the marshmallows on the BBQ)
1: GRILL: place six cookies on a non stick tray with a small spoonful of Nutella, place the marshmallow on top and grill until they start to melt. Sandwich with another six cookies and Nutella on top.
2: BBQ: place all 12 cookies on a tray and spoon Nutella onto the cookies. Let guests BBQ their marshmallows and build their own.
Feel free to enjoy with all sorts of fancy additions; get fruity by adding summer berries, get nutty by adding toasted nuts or add a dollop of salted caramel for a real treat.