This chewy s'mores cookie recipe takes all three classic s'mores ingredients you love (even those roasted marshmallows!), and packs them all into one easy to make cookie for the a perfect s'mores bite - no campfire required!
1cuphomemade cinnamon graham cracker crumbs(see notes)
¾cupdark chocolate chips, pistoles, or chopped chocolate bars(see notes)
2-3tablespoonsextra graham cracker crumbs for garnish(optional)
Dry out marshmallows: *THE NIGHT BEFORE BAKING* spread out marshmallow on a plate and leave on the counter overnight to allow them to dry out (even a few days drying out is fine). This prevents excessive melting during the toasting and baking phases.
Toast marshmallows: spread mini marshmallows on a clean baking sheet (do not grease or line). Set oven to broil on low, place an oven rack in the top third of the oven, and place marshmallow under the broiler. Watch until well toasted, about 1-2 minutes (DON'T WALK AWAY from the oven as these little guys will go quickly!). As soon as they reach a medium brown toasting on top, remove them from the oven and set aside while you start mixing the dough (they may smoke a little bit too so it's helpful to have your stovetop fan on for this step).
Prep and line: once marshmallows are done, preheat your oven to 375°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cream butter, sugars, and extract: cream butter, both sugars, and the vanilla extract using a hand or stand mixer for 2-3 minutes on medium-high until light and fluffy.
Combine dries: stir together the flour, graham cracker crumbs (see notes for how to make them), baking soda and salt until well combined.
Add dries and egg to mix: add the egg and your dry ingredient blend to the butter mixture and mix on low just until combined.
Add chocolate chips and marshmallows: add in the chocolate and toasted marshmallows all at once (it's okay if they're still a little warm), and stir in by hand or on low just until the pieces are evenly distributed throughout the dough (please note, this dough is fairly dry and stiff, so mixing by hand may be the best way to go as mixers can struggle with it).
Scoop and tray: scoop dough into rounds using a scant ¼ cup of dough per cookie (an ice-cream scoop works well here for easy portioning!), and place on prepared baking sheets at least 2” apart. For an extra hand-made touch, gently press a chocolate chip into the top of each dough ball, then sprinkle with a teaspoon or so of graham crumbs.
Bake: bake for 8-10 minutes, just until there’s a golden-brown ring around the edges, but the centers are still paler.
Knock ‘em down: as soon as you take the cookies out of the oven, knock the tray firmly on the counter or hit it a few times from underneath (this helps to settle the molten batter while it’s still all gooey and give you a nice crackly top).
Cool, share and enjoy: cool cookies as long as you can keep away from them (which isn't long when gooey marshmallows and molten chocolate are involved), then share them with everyone and anyone for a true s'mores experience - no campfire needed!
Test Kitchen Tips
Homemade Cinnamon Graham Cracker Crumbs: To make homemade cinnamon graham cracker crumbs, simply break up cinnamon and sugar graham crackers into a food processor (8 full crackers is a good amount for this recipe), and pulse until crackers are fully pulverized into crumbs. You can also place cracker pieces into a ziplock bag that you then place in another ziplock (to keep things clean!) and crush the crackers into crumbs using a rolling pin, or even just your hands.
Store-bought Graham Cracker Crumbs: while you can use store-bought crumbs for this recipe in a pinch, we really preferred the extra flavor and freshness of making graham cracker crumbs at home. It's a quick and easy step that is well worth the pay-off, but you can definitely substitute pre-made graham crumbs if needed!
Milk or dark chocolate? That is the ultimate questions: I prefer dark chocolate chips in this recipe due to the the sweet marshmallow inclusions, and the higher the quality, the better in my book. That said, these are s'mores cookies and if Nestle’s semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips are what you know and love in your classic s'mores sandwiches, feel free to use those instead!
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