I know it’s hard to believe, but young Ring Finger Tan Line was a far cry from the future badass one would imagine.
Instead of asserting herself as queen of the wooden play castle during recess, she mostly just sat in the highest tower by herself. Not because she didn’t have any friends, but because she needed total privacy in order to update her spy journal. I mean you can’t just write about another kid’s rat tail while he’s hovering over you.
I suppose now that I think about it, life really hasn’t changed much.
In any case, young RFTL was a character. Sure, she was a little obsessed with bunnies. And yes, she was about seven inches shorter than the other kids. But there was one thing you could never take away from this future baker/blogger/expert shit-talker: she could throw a hell of a party.
One year, at the Halloween-themed party, we made popcorn balls and watched Hocus Pocus. Which would be totally normal and borderline lame, except that dry ice was continually seeping around the room. And that made it awesome.
Sometimes I miss those parties. I would love to throw another one, but apparently there is an inverse relationship between excitement about dry ice and excitement about beer pong. And I bet you can guess which one my friends now favor.
So tonight, I am throwing a theme party for myself. I call it an indoor campout. I roasted marshmallows on my candle. I got 3 new bug bites. I made s’mores (kind of). And the best part is, I still have a toilet. I think it’s shaping up to be a pretty solid camping trip.
To make these campfire cookies, you’re going to need the same dough I used for my key lime graham ice cream sandwiches. Also known as crack.
Bake with love. Enjoy. And as a closing thought, never let anyone judge you for having a spy journal. It’s not your fault they have such narrow imaginations.
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3.5 Hershey chocolate bars, divided into rectangles
2/3 cup mini marshmallows
Beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Blend in egg and vanilla. Add combined flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Stir in chocolate.
Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets about 3 inches apart .
Bake in pre-heated oven 350 degrees 4 minutes. Then, place 4-5 mini marshmallows on top of each cookie, and switch to the broiler. Broil for 2 minutes until marshmallows are toasted. Remove from heat, and move to wire rack to cool.