sometimes wonderful things happen purely by accident. i left the extra dough from the hot cocoa cookies in the fridge and when i went back to make another batch the dough was too firm to scoop, even after sitting out for a bit on my kitchen counter.
i threw the dough back into my kitchenaid stand mixer and literally beat it to death. the marshmallow bits mostly disappeared, but i was left with a gorgeous silky but firm dough. while the oven was pre-heating, i stirred some mini dark chocolate chunks into the cookie dough. i baked these at 400 degrees for 10 minutes on a silpat and the result was something almost meringue-like. the gelatin and egg whites from the dissolved marshmallows had some magical effect on the dough and added a rounded sweetness, that was lacking in the original recipe. but even better than that, they tasted like s’mores! in a moment i was transported back to the campfire at girl scout camp, but without the bugs and mean girls.