How many times have I blogged about Dreena Burton’s Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies? I’ve lost count! They are the perfect chocolate chip cookie, and the recipe can be modified to make endless variations with different chunky goodies. Like these.
PMS Cookies! PMS = Packed Maple S’mores Cookies. Although if you are a lady and you need a cookie to deal with the other meaning of the abbreviation, these will do the trick ;)
These cookies are indeed PACKED with chunky chocolate and gooey marshmallows. They are crispy on the outside with soft, slightly chewy centers. The marshmallows are gooey when the cookies are warm, and chewy at room temperature. I followed Dreena’s recipe almost exactly. These were my modifications:
* I replaced the 1/4 teaspoon of molasses with 1/2 teaspoon of maple extract which added plenty of maple flavor for my taste.
* Instead of 1/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips I used only 1/4 cup, and I added an extra 1/4 cup of big chunks of chopped dark baking chocolate for good measure.
* Then I threw in a heaping 1/3 cup of chopped marshmallows (you could use mini marshmallows if you have them) and that was it. We now know, thanks to Cindy, that we dust our knife with powdered sugar before we start cutting marshmallows to avoid a sticky mess. Right? Right!
These are my last marshmallowy treats for a while since I used up all my precious Dandies. Sadface.
Today’s cute picture is actually a video! Have you ever seen a goose doing a water-somersault? No? Don’t worry, I got you covered. These silly geese were having lots of fun in the water the other day flapping their wings, splashing around, and doing some impressive somersaulting. If I attempted to do a somersault (even on a solid surface) I would end up breaking a patella or a table lamp or something! Watch them flip over on their backs and kick their legs in the air with their heads under water!
If you don’t feel like watching the whole one-minute video, or in case you’re overwhelmed by all the random flapping and splashing, here’s the specific time and location of all the somersaults: