Peanut Butter S'mores Cookies

Make this recipe the next reason you warm up your oven. From the perfume of the pumpkin pie spice, to the crackle of the toasty marshmallow, it engages all the senses from the moment you start mixing. Enjoy the perfectly messy -- and beautifully bite-sized -- s'mores sandwich just the way it is, or play with texture by substituting chunky peanut butter for creamy, or adding salted peanuts or white chocolate chips.

Yield: 12 sandwiches , Prep time: 15-20 minutes , Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a stand mixer combine the peanut butter, sugar, egg, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix to a uniform consistency.
  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll the cookie dough into walnut sized balls and press the centers down with your thumb.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 6-8 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  5. When you are ready to serve, place half of the cookies back on a cookie sheet and flip upside down. Place a marshmallow on the cookies and place under the broiler until the marshmallows are golden brown. Top with a second cookie, gently sandwich together and then serve warm.

Tips + Tricks

**Pumpkin pie spice and apple pie spice are usually about the same, but if you don't have either of those you can substitute a dash each of cinnamon, ground ginger, and nutmeg.

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