Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Graham Crackers!

I love to eat Graham crackers so when I saw these in my Rachael Ray Magazine I went bezerk! I knew immediately I had to make these. The only thing I did different was add honey instead of the molasses. (I really don't like the taste of molasses) The recipe is for a s'more, but I just wanted to try the cookies. They were fabulous!! I think I probably made them a little on the thick side though, but oh well they were still great! You are supposed to let them cool completely, but I couldn't wait to taste them. They are even better warm. So soft and delicious. Hooray for Rachel Ray!

Bonbon S'mores

1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick (4 ounces) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons molasses
3/4 cup Marshmallow Fluff
1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
24 ounces milk chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350°. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the all-purpose and whole wheat flours with the sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the butter and combine on low speed until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about 3 minutes. Add the molasses and 1/4 cup of water and mix until the dough forms a ball, about 2 minutes. Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces, pat each piece into a flat 4-inch square and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.
2. Roll out each piece of chilled dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper into two 8-inch squares about 1/8 inch thick. Transfer each square, on the parchment, to a baking sheet; stack and freeze until firm, about 15 minutes.
3. Remove the top sheets of parchment and, using a pastry wheel or sharp knife, cut the dough into 2-inch squares (you'll get 16 cookies from each square of dough). Prick the dough all over with a fork and bake until golden around the edges, 15 to 18 minutes. Let the cookies cool completely on a rack, then break them apart into squares. Freeze 12 squares in a resealable bag until firm, about 15 minutes; reserve the remaining cookies for another use.
4. Place the chilled graham squares on a work surface and turn them bottom side up. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the Fluff in the center of 6 squares, and about 2 tablespoons of the ice cream on the remaining 6 squares, then gently sandwich the squares together. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
5. In a microwavable bowl, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave at 50 percent power for 3 minutes. Stir until smooth; let rest until cool to the touch. Dip the ice cream sandwiches in the melted chocolate, turning with tongs to coat. Place each bonbon on a parchment paper- lined baking sheet and freeze until firm, at least 1 hour.

From Every Day with Rachael Ray
August - September 2006


crystal said...

How cool is that?! You should dip them in chocolate for Gary...:) I love your new blog look! So pretty!

Alanna said...

This are SO on my to do list!