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July 1, 2013 by inspiritpt

July is the heat of the summer so on the hot, sticky, uncomfortable days make this salsa for a cool yet healthy treat. And for those days where the summer thunderstorms hit and you want to be outside by a camp fire make the S’mores cookies to help get out of the rain.

Salsa pic

1 Can pinto beans (rinsed & drained) 1 Can black beans (rinsed & drained)
1 Can white Shoepeg corn (rinsed & drained)
1 Can chopped green chilies (mild)
1 Red onion chopped
1 Green pepper chopped
2 Cups fresh chopped tomatoes (deseeded)

Marinade:
Boil for 5 minutes:
½ Cup sugar
½ Cup cider vinegar
½ Cup cooking oil
½ t. salt and ¼ t. pepper

Cool
Pour over other ingredients
Refrigerate 24 hours mixing several times

S'mores Cookie Recipe

S’mores Cookie Recipe

2 sticks softened butter
1 Cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 Cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla
4 Cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 Cups chocolate chips
3 regular size Hershey’s Chocolate Bars
3 Full Graham Crackers
5-6 Large Marshmallows cut into fourths
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place butter and sugars into a stand or electric mixer; beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla until well combined.
2. Place flour, salt and baking soda into a large bowl; mix then slowly add to wet ingredients along with the chocolate chips. Mix until just combined. Scoop a heaping 1/4 Cup of cookie dough into muffin top pan cups. Press down then gently press chocolate bar squares, graham cracker pieces and marshmallow slices on top of cookie dough. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until edges are just turning brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan. Serve with milk and enjoy
**Note, this recipe may also be done without the muffin top pan. Just flatten out your cookie dough slightly onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet and press your s’mores toppings over the dough** You can purchase those fun muffin top pans at TJ Maxx Home Goods if you are lucky, Sur La Table, Bed Bath and Beyond and of course you can Google it as well!!
Makes 18 LARGE cookies from the muffin top pan

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