Linda Stahl: Hi! I'm Linda Stahl, Director of the Hershey Kitchens. Today we're going to be making spooky cookie s'mores. So to get started, we'll first put the one-half cup butter in the bowl, add three-quarter cup sugar, one egg, break it into a separate container first and one-half teaspoon vanilla extract. I like to stir it out on the slow setting and you just want to do this until they are well blended.
Mix your dry ingredients together, have one-and-a-half cup all purpose flour, I'll add the one-third cup Hershey's cocoa, one-half teaspoon baking powder, one-eighth teaspoon salt. Quickly stir these together, so that everything is a nice even mixture. Put in maybe about a third of it, stir it out slowly. I will add some more. I will have to go a little bit faster, because the dough is getting thicker, and I'll add the last part of it. Finish the final little bit by hand.
Take our dough and divide it into four quarters, you can just kind of eyeball it, cut it in half. Then take another section like that. So simply take some of your plastic wrap, put it down on your work surface, flatten it out slightly into a disk like this. It's going to help with the cooling, so it go, one flattened section; just need to pot these into refrigerator for 2-3 hours. First of all you want to pre-heat your oven to 325 degrees. I've taken out one of the disks. You only want to bring out one at a time because the dough does soften up very quickly.
So put a bit of flour down on your work surface. You can then put your dough down on there, a little bit of flour on top. This is also that it doesn't stick. Flour on your rolling pin, and then start rolling your dough out. Work this like you do a pie crust where you're working from the centre, and before your dough flattens out too much, you can go ahead and flip it over. You want to aim for about an eighth-of-an-inch thickness. Alright, I'm going to do a pumpkin; a ghost, and a kitty cat. Get your pieces as close together as you can. You can re-roll the scrap.
I'm going to pull away the dough that's in between, transfer it to an un-greased baking sheet. These are going to be sandwich cookies. You want to have two pieces that match up. Take your second piece, flip it over. So just continue this process with the rest of your dough and then we'll be ready to bake. We're going to put them in a 325 degree oven and bake for 8 minutes. Our cookies are done. So we're simply going to take them back now, put them on a wire rack to cool, and then decorate. Let's do a ghost. I'm working with decorative frosting. I'm just going to give my ghost the two eyes. You don't have to give a little pupil for a ghost eye, but I like to and just a tiny little smiley face.
So just let these set up a little bit. Make sure the frosting dries and then we're ready to take these over to microwave to make our spooky cookie s'mores. Take the bottom cookie, place them on a paper towel or napkin, add two pieces of the Hershey's milk chocolate bars, have the marshmallow, and put that in the microwave. Heat it for 10 seconds at 50 percent power. When the marshmallow has puffed, remove from the microwave, and the decorative top. So let's try one. So that's how you make a spooky cookie s'more.