Mr. Smarty Pants made his point that he was tired of running back and forth to get baking items for me when he brought this home this weekend. I put it beside the 25 lb sack of sugar that he made me buy and told him that I had had enough of his smart alec suggestions, that unless I got the desire to make 100 dz hot tamales, he can just march right back to the store and buy my butter flavored Crisco, which I’m sure is much more healthy than the bucket of lard. So while I wait for him to get back with my Crisco to make these cookies, I don’t want him to know that I am actually using the lard to make pie crusts. I don’t want to give him the satisfaction. It truly makes great pie crusts but when people comment and tell you that that is the best pie crusts EVER, I just never quite have the nerve to tell them why. When people hear the word “lard” they think immediate heart attack. So it will be my little secret. I just tell them it is an old family recipe.
These cookies are so munchable (is that a word)?
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup Crisco
1 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs, room temp
1 tables vanilla
\2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups firmly packed graham-cracker crumbs
3/4 teas baking powder
3/4 teas baking soda
1/2 teas salt
1 ( 11.5 oz) bag semisweet chocolate chunks
1 1/4 cups marshmallow bits *Jet-puffed Mallow Bits)
1 sleeve (about 9) crackers, broken into small pieces
preheat oven to 375. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine butter and brown sugar. Beat at medium speed with mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, graham-cracker crumbs, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating until well combined. Beat in chocolate chunks and marshmallow bits. Beat in graham crackers, beating just until combined.
Drop cookies by rounded tablespoon , 2″ apart onto prepared baking pan. Garnish tops of cookies with additional marshmallow bits, if desired.
Bake for 10 min or until lightly browned. Let cool on cookie sheet for 2 min before removing to wire racks to completely cool.
Makes about 4 dozen
*taken from Southern Lady, Oct 2013