Macklemore is now a household name in most families with teenagers. That’s what happens when you have a hit song. He is even more of a hit in his hometown of Seattle. People here love him, and he was a product of Seattle Public Schools – even better. My daughter may just end up at the high school he attended – which is now probably famous because of him.
Not far from where he went to high school is a cookie shop named Hello Robin – they sell delectable homemade cookies (that you can watch come out of the oven), along with Molly Moon’s Ice Cream (another Seattle icon). We started going there last summer, and that’s where I saw the Macklesmores. I was instantly obsessed – without even trying one. It took me a few visits, but I finally broke down and bought one. Oh my gosh – this was quite a cookie. It was almost the best cookie I have ever had. I had to make them for myself.
So one night when we were there, they were actually taking them out of the oven – so I asked the woman if I could get the recipe. No can do – she said she really didn’t mix them up anyway, but she was pretty sure they used Honey Maid Grahams. That’s all I got. So – I was on my own to try and figure it out. The first batch I made I decided to go with these cookies. I thought they looked similar to the cookies in the store. Unfortunately it was a bust – the cookies just almost melted over the grahams, and the marshmallows just melted into the cookies – they tasted great, but they were just sad looking.
That’s when I turned to my mother. I needed a rustic cookie recipe that would be perfect for these grahams, and she had just the solution. Her go-to cookie recipe. Now, when she determines that something meets that type of standard, she has done her due diligence. She doesn’t mess around when it comes to perfecting the best recipe. Even though I knew this, as I was mixing them up, I was still worried – I made her call me from Paris just to make sure I was doing it right – and I was. I followed the directions though completely – the most important of the steps is refrigerating the batter. You MUST do that for these cookies to work, and for the marshmallows to stay intact. These were outstanding…they looked exactly like the real thing. Even if Hello Robin is frustrated right now…at hopefully Macklemore would approve. After all, how many other Seattle legends have a cookie named after them?
- 1/2 pound sweet butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 3/4 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
- Honey Maid Graham Crackers
- Dark Chocolate cut into squares
Melt the butter. Whisk in both sugars and cool to room temperature. Add vanilla and eggs one at a time and beat well. Stir in dry ingredients then chips, then wrap and chill 60 minutes.
Break the graham crackers in half, and place them on a sheet pan lined with parchment. Using a small ice cream scoop (a generous tablespoon), place a scoop on each of the graham crackers. Bake 325 degrees convection until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Turn pan in oven when there’s 3 minutes left on the timer refrigerator between batches.
Makes about 40 cookies.
When cookies come out of the oven, place a square of chocolate in the middle of each chocolate, and lightly press.
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