May the Fourth Be With You

Fourth? Force – Aaaah, the light bulb pings and I can see that smile spreading across your face ;)

Now just because I made a bit of pun on Star Wars (like everyone makes today, let me clarify), does not mean I expect Darth Vader to come light-sabering rudely through my door as I sleep or Darth Maul going all touchy.

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It was a pun boys, no harm intended. It is not like I am, you know, sucking up or anything (even though no death would be quite nice) but I rather like Star Wars and you nutty… I mean… um… wickedly cool awesome characters!

So ANYWAY, talking about puns and wordplay on this fabulous day basically, in my opinion, dedicated to it, guess what guys, MY GRADE GOT OUR JERSEYS :D :D :D

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Oh, ok so let me explain myself in a bit more depth, though if you are in Australia, without a doubt you would have seen every senior high schooler with one :)

In Year 12, you are given a commemorative jersey to wear, a sign that you are in the final year of your high school life.

Love that stretch!

Love that stretch!

Truly, it is such a magnificent moment when you don that same top that you have seen those scary, scary seniors wearing in year 7. You do feel ‘Yes, this is it, I have made it. Oh my god…’

Can I explain it, that rush of sensation? Probably, but I would not give it the justice it deserves :)

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Anyway, at the majority of schools, tradition states that you get creative and jazz up your name on the back of your jersey. Me, creative? With a name like Urvashi (shock horror, my name is actually not Choc Chip Uru – cue gasp *gasp*), it is pretty hard but that is why you have friends in the grade who help you out a.k.a think of the name for you ;)

Here is a photo of my mates and I showing off our jerseys!

Cindyrella; KANNwefixit; PI is YUMI; contaiJESS; yes we KANN; cURVASHIous, talkaTHIV, INFAMY, NALfunction

Cindyrella; KANNwefixit; PI is YUMI; contaiJESS; yes we KANN; cURVASHIous, talkaTHIV, INFAMY, NALfunction

To go with a pun-filled, friend-filled, jersey-filled post, you would think I would be putting up some rugby (football) food or something, but instead, I think I will share with you JJ’s (or should I say, contagJESS’s) very belated birthday cookies made during the holidays.

Reasons for making this cookie batch:

  1. It uses brown butter – hellooo have I taught you nothing? Brown butter = perfection, seriously guys, read my lips here ;)
  2. There is a mixture of caramel, peanut, marshmallows and chocolate involved – Oh, I’m sorry, but did I just tap into your innermost desires?/
  3. They. Are. Fat –
    Big boys...

    Big boys…

    Thin, chewy cookies, yeah, everyone loves ya but cookies, when you are fat, you are irresistible!

  4. S’mores are involved. Nuff said.
  5. It has double marshmallow action – Imagine Agent Marshmallow on a mission. Suave, sticky and beautiful. Now imagine 2 of them. On the same mission. Day-um!

That’s right my American brothers (and sisters), guess what! Australia now sells Marshmallow Fluff (atWoolworthsShoppingCentreOnlyLimitedStocksblahblahblah) :D
Thick, sticky, better than melted marshmallow but still essentially melted marshmallow in a jar. GENIUS!

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Oh Marshy… where have you been all my life! Link me guys for more recipes you recommend for Agent Marsh. Brownies? More cookies? Cake? Frosting?
Hit me :D

While I wait for them all, I think I may make another batch of these caramel s’mores cookies for myself… ;)

Caramel Peanut S’mores Cookies
Adapted from: Geni’s Own Chocolate Chip S’mores Cookies

**Just a note, Geni is a genius in the kitchen, so seriously, trust all of her recipes :D**

Ingredients:

  • 170g butter, browned
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • Generous ¾ cup Marshmallow Fluff (or, before I discovered it, I used to melt 1 cup of marshmallows with 2 tbs of golden syrup :))
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¼ cup plain flour – you may only 2 cups, judge the dryness of the batter :)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup caramel chips
  • ¼ cup peanut butter chips
  • ½ cup digestive biscuits, roughly broken
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows (or cut up normal ones, trying not to eat the ‘bad shape pieces…’)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and place baking paper on two large baking trays, then set aside – Geni says not to spray your sheet with oil because (and I quote) ‘it causes your cookies to spread like nobody’s business’
  2. As soon as the butter has browned, immediately beat in the marshmallow fluff, sugars and essence – Note that it will be very separated at this point and weird – but beat for 5 minutes
  3. Add in the eggs and the mixture starts coming together without lumps, I promise!
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  4. In a separate large bowl, combine sifted flour, baking soda, salt and digestive cookies
  5. Pour over the wet into the dry and stir until a few streaks of flour remain
  6. Add in all the chips (not the marshmallows) and stir until just fully mixed through
  7. Use a medium ice cream scoop and scoop onto baking trays, leaving around 6-7cm between each cookie (and slightly press down each ball with the palm of your hand :D)
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  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are semi-golden, a little soft and almost done – place the marshmallows on top and immediately place under the grill of your oven (broiler pan) – I am not kidding you, in less than 30 seconds, the marshmallows were brown and beautifully, the cookies fully baked but 10 more seconds and flames would have started – so be extremely careful
  9. Remove tray from grill and let cookies cool for 10 minutes before carefully removing and letting cool on a wire rack
  10. Enjoy to your hearts content!

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Note:

  • You see how there are brown and normal marshmallows on my cookies – well, in my first batch, I forgot to put the oven on grill and so baked the marshmallows into the cookies – nice tip if you want to keep colour :)
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  • Next time I may just use my trusty blow torch to blacken the tops, for more stylish effect ;)

Just eating it makes me want to sing ‘What A Wonderful World’ :D

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147 Comments

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  2. Lol, I think my mum still has my leavers jumper somewhere with all the signatures on it too (from the last day!) that will be you soon Uru! Love that tip woth the brown butter, it really does work better in baking, as for s’mores and marshmallow fluff ‘I want!’

  3. eva626 says:

    omg those look so good! i never thought of adding marshmallow fluff to anything besides rice crispy treats! im gona tell my sister to make these!!!

  4. sonisin says:

    Congrats on the Jersey! And what better treat than these marshmallow cookies!! Never seen marshmallow fluff before.Need to look for them now :)

  5. I love it when I learn stuff about your life as well as having a yummy recipe to try. We don’t have the jerseys here. The year 13s in my school got to wear their own clothes rather than school uniform but I really like your jerseys and the unifying feeling they must give to your year group.
    All the best, Sally :)

  6. Uru, my daughter’s school had a Star Wars big party on May the 4th (be with you, too!) They had a blast! And if only we had these S’more cookies, it would have been a perfect treat for when they showed Star Wars on an outdoor movie! It was like being back in the 70’s or 80’s with classic drive-in movie theatres and all…Ahhh…I guess that was way before your time! LOL!!! Have a great weekend!

  7. You’re right about brown butter! Most things taste better with it.

    Have nv seen marshmallow fluff!! Looks cloud like, and well..fluffy! Awesome cookies! Bet that these didnt sit around the kitchen counter for long.

  8. Yay- Australia now has Marshmallow Fluff! I used to use that in making chocolate fudge, to make it taste even more wicked. I remember when my kids got their Year 12 jerseys, they had all the names of the students on the back of the jersey! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Nice jersey! I haven’t wore them for years… ok that aside, I can still eat these delicious cookies! I didn’t know there is thing like Marshmallow Fluff! WOW, that must have been a life changing event. ;)

  10. First off, Congrats on your senior jersey! :)
    Your cookies look amazing. Anything with fluff in it, is ok by me. Im happy just eating it out of the jar with a spoon. And, when I was younger my favorite lunch was peanut butter and fluff sandwich. YUM

  11. Delicious-looking cookies, CCU. Love the idea of browning the marshmallows; wouldn’t even mind a bit if caught fire (I’m always burning them when roasting over a campfire). Oh, wait, a whole tray on fire–guess not.

  12. eliotthecat says:

    Congrats! I didn’t know of this tradition. (Can I share with you that I am so ready for our school to be out to get rid of our seniors—-love em all dearly but it is time! I know your teachers are NOT saying that about your year!) Recipe looks delicious (as always)!

  13. Aw man! I wish I had a jersey like that in my senior year. That’s too adorbs! These cookies are wonderful! Fluff is a wonder, indeed. Delicious on almost everything. Congratulations! You made it!

  14. Zoe says:

    Cool jerseys! You gals must be feeling on cloud nine wearing these!

    Saw the Marshmallow Fluff on our local woolies too but haven’t got a chance to explore this.

  15. Tisa says:

    There is an arsenal of yum in these cookies! I love marshmallow fluff, have never used it in a cookie. Thanks for the recipe, CC ,maybe we’ll celebrate next SW day with these cookies :))

  16. Gina says:

    It looks like the force was with you while making these kicked-up cookies. Lol. Cute jerseys, looks like you ladies celebrated it up.
    -Gina-

  17. I love the jerseys, Uru and that’s a super cute pic of you and your friends wearing them. These cookies are balls-to-the-wall ridiculously amazing. You’ve managed to cram every single delicious baked food item into one cookie!

  18. S’mores are my fav way to eat marshmallows, esp b/c I always think of sitting around a campfire at night, plump marshmallows @ the tips of tree branching, crackling in the fire. Burnt is how I love them best.
    These cookies might be my new fav!

  19. Shirley Tay says:

    I’ve resumed my blog-hopping after a mth long absence. Thks so much for visiting during this period! What a delight to be greeted by your pretty cookies! Then again, it’s making me hungry. Congrats on your success, senior!! Oops, I mean sweetie!

  20. Amy Tong says:

    I love your pun! :) I’m not so much a Star War girl…only watched a little bit here and there when my hubby re-play it not long ago. :) Your cookies are so much fun. And love your jersey picture.

  21. May the Fourth be with you too CCU (although its not May 4 anymore whoops haha). These cookies look amaaaazing, I love your idea of torching them to make them all melty and delicious! If you’re looking for more marshmallow fluff recipes, I made a cheesecakey filling using it (recipe here: http://cookingcrusade.com/2013/02/super-low-fat-lime-cheesecake-with-a-vanilla-almond-crust/) I used vegan cream cheese but you could use the normal stuff if you prefer!

  22. Balvinder says:

    This jersey thing is not the tradition with Canadian grade 12 graduates, otherwise my daughter would be having one:-)

    The brown butter……I have heard and seen few recipes on blogs but never tried. What I guess from looking at it, that it might taste heavenly like desi ghee, after all the cooking procedure is same. Cookies seems fun to make, though I have to look for marshmallow fluff.

  23. I have seen the Marshmallow Fluff in Woolies too! I was a bit excited. Haha. And I have also seen Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups there too. Hopefully butterscotch chips will be next :D These cookies look absolutely wonderful, Uru. And congratulations on getting your jersey!

  24. glamorous glutton says:

    These look aaaamaaaazing. Congrats on your jersey, love the names. You get your jersey here when you leave- with class of … And the names of all the year group inside the numbers. Got to get to the brown butter for the cookies – Now! GG

  25. I love knowing your name is Urvashi! CCU is a clever disguise, but you have a beautiful name, and some very clever mates to come up with so many wonderful Jersey names. I think it’s an excellent tradition to designate special status to the “12s” with such a clever status. Congratulations!

    These are such exceptionally decadent cookies I don’t think they can be topped! What a treat to make and share. I hope I can find some good marshmallow fluff! :-)

  26. Nice jerseys! Haha, I’ll give you the satisfaction: *gasp*, that is NOT your name? My world is shattered!
    These cookies look fantastic! I have never tried using marshmallow fluff, but I’ll be sure to look out for it!

  27. bec {daisy and the fox} says:

    love the jerseys! all very creative! :)
    and those cookies……mmmmmm – that soft marshmellow is making me drool.. no joke :P

  28. Yuuummm – eeeee! This is wonderful recipe. I love your jerseys and notice that every single friend of yours has black hair like you – Probably seems normal to you but over here everyone has every shade, even if it is the same color! :)

  29. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Congrats Uru. cURVASHIous – you absolutely need to put out a hiphop song with a perfect name like that. Fluff in a jar sounds like heaven on a stick to me.

  30. Carine says:

    Congrats on the Jersey! Can you get anything you want on the front side, like a pic of one of your delicious cakes or cookies? ;-)
    Speaking of cookies, I think I need to try yours!

  31. Viveka says:

    Congratulation to jersey !!!! So happy for you and your friends.
    Those cookies are made as you .. *smile – Marshmallow Fluff????!!!! How wired and wonderful isn’t your world.

  32. ashley says:

    Congrats – love the jersey!! These cookies are calling out my name…you’re right brown butter is pretty much the best thing ever!

  33. JJ says:

    OMG!!!! I can’t still taste them :D thanks so much Urvashi!!! Definitely the best cookie recipe ever!! I have to make them soon ;)

  34. Mazal toooooov my dear Uru !!!

    Do you heard my stomach craving right now ?? It’s perfect !! This is awesome really !
    Just to let you know that I tagged you for a blogging awards, well actually it sounds more like “a little hello to the blog I love” :)

  35. A_Boleyn says:

    Great theme for your post, CCU, and what an imaginative name your friends came up with. You all look great in your jerseys, congratulations on completing yr 12. Unless I want to be a lot more rounded than I already am however, I must resist your decadent marshmallow treats. :)

  36. May the fourth be with you, Uru! ;) And what cool jerseys! We only got t-shirts in my high school.

    I never knew you didn’t have Fluff! That’s like, one of my kitchen staples. Ohmigoodness, you poor thing. These cookies sound like an excellent way to celebrate your find!

  37. Cakelaw says:

    Congrats on getting your jersey! At our school, you had to buy them, so I didn’t. These biscuits look fabulous – and caramel and marshmallow are two of my favourite things.

  38. Ha! Ha! Love the names on the jerseys… we didn’t get anything here in the States as seniors in high school. Very cool you get these. :) Love the ooey-gooey cookies… May the Fourth be with you too. :)

    • Mmm, I intend to make a fluffernutter soon – would not want all that fluffy goodness wasted ;)
      Um, I am pretty sure it is in Melbourne as well so hoping it should be in Woolworths for you – fingers crossed :D

      Cheers
      CCU

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