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Want S’more Cookies?


I’m dreaming of summer…sandy beaches, toes drenched in the blue Pacific and sitting by a campfire roasting marshmallows. The best I could do for the moment was create a S’mores cookie with chunks of chocolate, marshmallow cream mixed into the batter and dots of marshmallows that are just a bit toasty.

After three attempts to perfect the s’more cookies, I believe I have done it. It was no small task. Every which way I tried adding marshmallows to the batter, ended in cookies with caverns in them, sort of marshmallow apparitions. I was not going to give up. When I get ahold of a great idea in the kitchen, it’s fairly impossible for me let go until I’ve conquered it.

Consider these babies conquered.

With three-fourths of a cup of gooey marshmallow cream, these chocolate chip cookies have a slight sweet creaminess and chewiness to them that make them different and very special.  If I were to go for a round four of making these cookies, I might actually chop up Hershey bars to really give it that nostalgic summer flair. BUT, since I am not a big fan of Hersheys, I used 70% cocoa chocolate chips. Yeah, that’s what I’m talkin’ about.

I finally figured out the trick to the marshmallow addition is taking out the cookie sheet with two minutes to go and gently pushing the marshmallows into each cookie. Then pop the tray back in the oven for their final two minutes. For the grand finale of making the marshmallows toasty, I turned on the broiler and held my pan close to the top of the oven.  DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!  

There might have been an actual bonfire at my house as it turns out. Just a little one. I was able to blow out the mini flames on my cookies pretty fast though. And all’s well that ends well.

Ooey, gooey, toasty perfection. I mean, does this cookie not scream S’more?

And if I were to give you some good practical advice to toast YOUR marshmallows, I would put my broiler pan in the oven and then place the cookie sheet on top of the broiler pan, making sure there was at least an inch of space between the heat and the cookie. Still only broil for about 30-50 seconds, keeping an eye on them at all times. Those marshmallows are tricky fellows, they tend to go up in flames rather easily.

Fine print: Please have a fire extinguisher at the ready. And put your hair in a ponytail (well maybe Greg and John don’t need this step). And  make sure you have good, strong lungs and quick reflexes. It took a little more oomph than just blowing out birthday candles. Just sayin’.

Geni’s Own, Chocolate Chip S’Mores Cookies

Makes about 30 cookies
3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature (just a bit soft)
1/3 c. granulated sugar
1/3 c. light brown sugar
1/3 c. dark brown sugar
3/4 c. marshmallow cream
2 t. vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 t. salt
1 c. chopped Hershey bar pieces or chocolate chips
3/4 c. mini marshmallows

Optional: Add graham cracker crumbs, about 1/2 c. to your batter. I did not try this yet. That might be round four of my s’more cookie development.

To make the cookies: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare two cookie sheets with either Silpat mats or parchment paper. Never ever spray coat your pan. It causes your cookies to spread like nobody’s business.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and granulated sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the dark and light brown sugar and beat together on medium speed. Add the vanilla and marshmallow cream and combine on medium. Finally add the two eggs and beat together until batter is creamy.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.  Add the 1/2 of the flour mixture to your butter mixture. Combine on low speed and scrape the sides of the bowl. Repeat. Add the chocolate chips and incorporate on low speed.  Scoop cookie dough onto prepared cookie sheets. I like to use a medium-sized ice cream scooper.  Leave about 1/2 inch in between cookies (three across four down).  Have your 1 c. of marshmallows ready by the stove.

Bake for 10-12 minutes OR until cookies look a bit soft and gooey still but just a couple of minutes from being done. Pull the cookie sheet out of the oven and set on top of the stove gently.  Push about 4-5 marshmallows into each cookie, just a couple of millimeters into the dough because you don’t want the marshmallow going all the way through to the bottom. It will burn and stick then.  Put the cookie sheet back in the oven and bake for another 2 minutes or until the cookies are slightly golden. Put your broiler pan in the oven and place your cookie sheet onto. Broil for 30 seconds only! Watch like a hawk and grab the sheet out of the oven if they start to burn or catch on fire (not kidding).

Please enjoy these babies warm. It’s just the right thing to do.

50 thoughts on “Want S’more Cookies?

  1. Yup, these are BRILLIANT!! What a clever idea. Love your presentation in the first photo. Those marshmallows are charred to perfection. 😉

  2. There is no doubt that I want s’more! These cookies look simply perfect 😀

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  3. What a great idea! I like the toasted bits of marshmallows on top.

  4. You’re right about the need for a pony tail, Geni but, truth be told, I’ve already experience pulling bruschette flambé from the oven one memorable Thanksgiving. For cookies this good, I’ll take the chance — I’ll just keep the fire extinguisher nearby. 🙂

  5. ha ha ha ha ha, love the visuals along with this recipe. These sound awesome.

  6. Thanks for the tip, especially for pulling hair back in ponytail. Sometimes I’m too lazy and just put my hair in a headband and it gets me in trouble when it falls in my face. My boys are going to love these! Wish you were my neighbor, not sure if you want me as your neighbor ’cause my boys would be at your house eating your baked goods, most likely off the floor too! lol Have a good day!

  7. I like the toasted marshmallows and how they are toasted in the cookies too (good strong lungs at the ready!).

  8. Remember I grew out my mullet, so thanks for that hair advice. You are the cookie queen. Off to vote, then shop for hair ties.

  9. I have voted now for you dear Geni, I loved your cookies, I want all of them, 🙂
    Thank you, with my love, nia

  10. Okay I have some extra graham cracker crumbs hanging around and I know that my kids would love these! You… my friend… are a genius. I need to work on inventing my own recipes.

  11. What a fabulous idea! Mind if I pin it?

  12. Really pretty, Geni! I think half the fun is losing a marshmallow cookie or two along the way… that’d be just like when you roast marshmallows over a campfire and the odd one goes up in flames:) Yummy cookies!

  13. So I think I’m in love with this cookie. I mean how can you not love it? It has everything going for it!

  14. I want SMORE cookies. What a catchy title. Last weekend I was desperate for smores and made them over the gas stove with these little off brand marshmallows. Send some of your cookies my way please! BAM

  15. I want a s’more anything lol. I think you already know this by now Geni lol. This looks delish.. and I’m making this recipe too 🙂

  16. Look at that gooey marshmallows!

  17. Delicious ! I have a giant in my tummy today & you just made it hungrier.

  18. Well, this is just all kinds of genius. These cookies look amazing.

  19. These look amazing and I don’t even like chocolate all that much! Can’t wait to try them – thanks!

  20. Haha sounds like you had quite the adventure with these cookies! They look wonderful, though. And I love the little marshmallows on top!!

  21. LOL! A mini-bonfire!!!! Cracking me up Geni. My kids would get a big kick out of these. 🙂

  22. Too funny!! This is so something I would do, Geni… I love the disclaimers – but I think a small fire would be worth it for these gorgeous babies. Yummmy!

  23. Geni, these cookies look great, I love all the pictures, but the one showing the gooey marshmallow is the one that caught my attention…yum!
    Hope you are having a great week…and stay warm 🙂

  24. Yes Yes Yes…I do want smore cookies!

  25. sometimes I say things and never get around to doing them but THIS COOKIE is being DONE TODAY NO MATTER WHAT!

  26. Marshmallows are still something new to us. Its relay difficult to find them in shops and I am not sure if one can make them at home..
    anyway.. your cookies look formidable, love the idea with marshmallow bits inside. must be a wonderful experience when having a bit.

  27. OMG do these look good! These need to be tried!

  28. I just love the look of your cookies! Can’t wait to try them out.

  29. What delicious looking cookies. I’ve added chocolate chips to my cookies in the past but never marshmallows. They must be so sweet and delicious. Good on you for persevering.

  30. Oh my, I am a weakling around s’mores! I have to say though, that in the context of s’mores, I have to go for the hershey’s. It just isn’t right any other way!! Regardless of the chocolate used though, these look amazeballs.

  31. Looks like I need to go out and buy some mini marshmallows!

  32. Geni, on behalf of all of us, I do appreciate and thank you for your persistency to get these cookies just right!! You do all the work and we get a fabulous, perfect cookie recipe!! I think these are perfect cookies for a picnic and I can’t wait to try! What about using a torch, like for creme brulee??

  33. Oh boy, do those look yummy!! =)

  34. I don’t think that you want me to add 1/2 cup of cinnamon. Just thought you maybe meant teaspoons?? I’m making these cookies right now and I’m so excited! They look delicious 🙂

  35. Got it printed and I know what surprise my girlfriend is getting soon! Those look so good. What a good idea to put the marshmallow in right as the cookie is nice and soft. GENIUS!

  36. How do they taste the next day? I was going to take these to work. I’m guessing they’re best warm. Thanks!

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  39. My two favorite things all in one! Your blog is very fun and your recipes are making me drool!

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