Soft and Chewy Smores Cookies


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Soft and Chewy S’mores Cookies — Loaded with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers!! The best s’mores you’ll ever eat and no campfire required!!

Soft and Chewy Smores Cookies - Loaded with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers!! The best smores you'll ever eat and no campfire required!!

Easy S’mores Cookies Recipe

I love s’mores, but like most busy adults I don’t frequently find myself just hanging around campfires and roasting marshmallows over an open flame. The last time that happened was probably 1987 and I was a Girl Scout.

Which is why these s’mores cookies are a beautiful thing. Bringing the taste of s’mores indoors. And bringing that taste of s’mores inside a soft, tender, chewy chocolate chip cookie.

I adapted my favorite chocolate chip cookie base because the cookies turn out exceedingly soft, every time. There’s cornstarch in the dough and if you haven’t it yet, welcome aboard the Soft Cookie Train.

And try other variations using it, including M&M’s Cookies, Snickers Cookies, Twix Bar Cookies, Caramel Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Soft and Puffy Peanut Butter Coconut Oil Cookies, a current Pinterest hit.

Soft and Chewy Smores Cookies - Loaded with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers!! The best smores you'll ever eat and no campfire required!!

But this adaptation is my favorite. I added crushed graham crackers, mini marshmallow bits, and chocolate chips. The result is nothing short of the gooey, chewy, moist, chocolaty heaven.

They’re enough to make the Brownie Scouts jealous that they have to stand around swatting bugs and getting stinky hair for their s’mores. The graham crackers soften slightly while baking, but retain some crunch, which is a perfect contrast to the the little marshmallow bits that stay chewy.

There’s an abundance of chocolate in every bite because s’mores aren’t good unless there’s chocolate coating your fingernails and dripping all over. Keep the napkins handy.

The chocolate chip marshmallow cookies were so good they broke my camera. As I was finishing the photo shoot the first time around, my camera started acting up. I didn’t think much of it, and thought maybe I was imagining things.

Soft and Chewy Smores Cookies - Loaded with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers!! The best smores you'll ever eat and no campfire required!!

I packed it in for the day, we ate all the s’mores cookies, I put the memory card into my computer, and discovered that none of the images recorded and then my camera wouldn’t power on properly. Freakout.

I bought a new camera, re-made the cookies, and re-did the photo shoot. Not the way I envisioned my weekend, but equipment wears out. It prompted me to update my Photography page.

For most other recipes, I would have just said, Screw it. Not remaking or reshooting them.

But these cookies are too good not to share, and I had to break in my new camera body anyway. Even though the lens is the same one I always use for cookies, when attached to the new body, it performed better. I don’t know if you think the image quality seems better, but I do.

There are infinitely worse things in life than having to remake these.

Soft and Chewy Smores Cookies - Loaded with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers!! The best smores you'll ever eat and no campfire required!!

What’s in S’mores Cookies? 

To make these graham cracker chocolate chip marshmallow cookies, you’ll need: 

  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Graham crackers
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • Marshmallow bits 

Soft and Chewy Smores Cookies - Loaded with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers!! The best smores you'll ever eat and no campfire required!!

How to Make S’mores Cookies 

Add the butter, sugars, egg and vanilla to a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy (this will take a few minutes!). Add in the dry ingredients and beat just until mixed. Then, fold in the graham crackers, chocolate chips, and marshmallows.

Scoop the cookie dough into balls and set on a plate. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours. 

Once the dough has chilled, bake until the edges have set and the tops are just beginning to set, even if slightly undercooked, pale and glossy in the center. 

Soft and Chewy Smores Cookies - Loaded with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers!! The best smores you'll ever eat and no campfire required!!

How to Store S’mores Cookies 

Store cookies airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Alternatively, unbaked cookie dough can be stored airtight in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, so consider baking only as many cookies as desired and save the remaining dough to be baked in the future when desired.

Do I Have to Chill the Cookie Dough? 

Yes, you MUST chill the cookie dough prior to baking it. Do not bake with warm dough because cookies will spread and bake thinner and flatter.

Soft and Chewy Smores Cookies - Loaded with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers!! The best smores you'll ever eat and no campfire required!!

Can I Use a Graham Cracker Substitute?

Whenever I post a s’mores dessert recipe, I usually have readers from outside the US say they can’t find graham crackers where they live.

If that’s the case for you, I recommend using another lightly sweetened cracker or cookie in place of the graham crackers. I think plain digestive biscuits would work well here, but let me know what you wind up using! 

However, please make these s’mores cookies with graham crackers if possible. That will deliver the most authentic s’mores flavor. 

Soft and Chewy Smores Cookies - Loaded with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers!! The best smores you'll ever eat and no campfire required!!

Can I Substitute the Marshmallow Bits?

I used Kraft Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits, rather than actual marshmallows, because they survive the baking process better. The bits are sold in the baking aisle of most grocery stores or Target, but if you can’t find them, use regular mini marshmallows.

Can I Omit the Cornstarch? 

Technically yes, but the cookies won’t be nearly as soft and pillowy without it. Cornstarch cookies are some of my favorites because they bake up soft and chewy every time! 

Soft and Chewy Smores Cookies - Loaded with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers!! The best smores you'll ever eat and no campfire required!!

Tips for Making S’mores Cookies 

Do not bake these s’mores cookies longer than 9 minutes if you want ooey-gooey s’mores-like cookies because they firm up as they cool.

I used the classic s’mores mix-ins to make this cookie recipe, but you’re welcome to add additional mix-ins if desired. I imagine shredded coconut and chopped nuts would pair nicely with the marshmallows, chocolate chips, and graham crackers!

Likewise, I used semi-sweet chocolate chips to make this s’mores cookie recipe, but you can substitute 12 ounces of Hershey’s chocolate bars that have been chopped up. Using Hershey’s bars would give these cookies an even more authentic s’mores flavor. 

Soft and Chewy S'mores Cookies — Loaded with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers!! The best s'mores you'll ever eat and no campfire required!!

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Soft and Chewy Smores Cookies

Soft and Chewy Smores Cookies

These S'mores Cookies are loaded with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers!! The best s'mores you'll ever eat and no campfire required!!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes


  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt, optional and to taste
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped graham crackers, about 4 full-size cracker sheets
  • 2 cups (one 12-ounce bag) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 cups Marshmallow Bits


  1. To the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, sugars, egg, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until well-creamed, light and fluffy, about 5 minutes (or use a hand mixer and beat for at least 7 minutes).
  2. Stop, scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, optional salt, and mix until just combined, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the graham crackers, chocolate chips, marshmallows and beat momentarily to incorporate, less than 1 minute, or fold in by hand.
  4. Using a medium 2-inch cookie scoop, form heaping two tablespoon mounds (I made 26). Place mounds on a large plate, flatten mounds slightly with your palm, cover with plasticwrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or up to 5 days, before baking. Do not bake with warm dough because cookies will spread and bake thinner and flatter.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking sheet with a Silpat, or spray with cooking spray. Place mounds on baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart (I bake 8 cookies per sheet).
  6. Bake for 8 minutes, or until edges have set and tops are just beginning to set, even if slightly undercooked, pale and glossy in the center. Do not bake longer than 9 minutes if you want ooey-gooey Smores-like cookies because they firm up as they cool (The cookies shown in the photos were baked with dough that had been chilled overnight, allowed to come to room temp for 15 minutes, and were baked for 8 minutes, with trays rotated at the 4-minute mark. They have chewy edges with soft, pillowy, gooey centers).
  7. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before removing and transferring to a rack to finish cooling.


Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 2g

More S’mores Desserts: 

All of my chocolate chip cookie recipes and all of my s’mores recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores Bars — Between layers of super soft chocolate chip cookie dough there’s chocolate, marshmallows, and graham cracker crumbs for the most DECADENT smores ever!! So EASY and just 4 main ingredients!! 

S’mores Poke Cake — Chocolate cake gets poked all over and soaked in a marshmallow creme mixture before being topped with crushed graham crackers, toasted marshmallows, and hot fudge sauce. 

S’mores Brownie Pie — Each bite of the pie is so satisfying and starts with a base of dense, fudgy, rich brownies, topped with melted chocolate chips, fluffy gooey marshmallows, and sprinkled with crunchy bits of graham crackers. 

Gooey Chocolate Chip and Marshmallow Cookie Pie — The whole pie tastes like the soft, GOOEY, underbaked centers of fresh chocolate chip cookies!! Between the melted chocolate, marshmallows, and big time gooey factor, this pie is PERFECT!!

Gooey Chocolate Chip and Marshmallow Cookie Pie 

S’mores Bars — SO EASY, NO-BAKE, just FOUR ingredients, and ready in FIVE minutes!! It doesn’t get any better than that and no campfire required! A hit with kids and adults at parties, potlucks, and picnics!!

Peanut Butter Cookie S’mores Pie — A peanut butter and graham cracker cookie underneath gooey marshmallows and melted chocolate!!

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  1. I followed the recipe – exactly as given. The cookies were the best cookies I have ever made. They did not look done in 8 minutes, but I took them out anyway. Glad I did! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    Rating: 5
    1. Thanks for the 5 star review and I am glad that these were the best cookies you’ve ever made and that you trusted my 8 minute baking time!

  2. These are the best substitute when you don’t have a campfire and can’t make the real thing. My family loves them. So rich and gooey

    Rating: 5
  3. Bits are brilliant but I’m also wondering if I could freeze mini-marshmallows before mixing in the dough to get them to not totally dissolve in the oven? If I try it I’ll let you know.Pinned!

    Rating: 5
  4. I’m about to make these as soon as my butter soft. First I don’t have a split mat but ihave butter Pam and oil pam and parchment paper u think if I use all 3 they won’t stick on me and 2 what kinda gram crackers honey the ones with sugar or plain. Pls let me know asap. Oh and if I pam should I lighly flour 2

    1. I’m having a hard time reading/understanding exactly what you do have but by this time I’m sure you’ve made them and I bet they were great!

      1. I didn’t make them yet bc I couldn’t find plain gram crackers is honey or sugared gram crackers ok. And I have a butter spray and/ or an oil spray also pamper chef parchment paper like Icut out for the bottom of my cake pans. Do u which method do u think would be a good best for non stick. I’m gonna cut my mini marshmallows in half and take Alittle dough w/out Marsh in it for the bottoms. But I’m new to baking and also over worried and not sure of the best way to go. Cristco and flour? Butter spray? Oil spray?

  5. These are really really good. We used dehydrated mini marshmallows because that’s what we had on hand. The consistency and texture of them worked out perfect. They have a slight caramelized crunch like you’d expect out of a campfire toasted marshmallow. Definitely will make these again as a total S’mores lover!

    Rating: 5
  6. So these look amazing and I’ve had them pinned forever but for some stupid reason haven’t made them yet. That will be remedied this weekend!! I love all your cookie recipes. Anyway, my question is, I usually double cookie recipes and freeze most of the dough after portioning them out. However, since these have the marshmallow bits and graham crackers in them, I’m wondering if you know if they will freeze well? Or do you think the graham crackers might get soggy?

    1. Good question about the soggy factor…most cookie recipes you are safe to freeze the dough balls but with these, I would probably not. Or freeze a handful and pull them out in a few weeks and see how it goes but I would make another cookie recipe if you’re trying to load up your freezer stash.

  7. Where do you buy marshmallow bits? There are some at a local “mom and pop” shop – but they are the bits that are in Lucky Charms Cereal.

  8. I have never liked chocolate chip cookies (I know, weird) but THESE changed all that. Wow… I have never had better chocolate chip cookies in my life. Thank you so much for the recipe!

    Rating: 5
  9. Hello! So if I were to freeze the cookies to be baked later, how long and at what temperature would I bake them at? I’m making a batch right now (they’re in the freezer as I type this) and it smells amazing!

  10. Yum! These are great. We were out of graham crackers, so used vanilla wafers instead and turned out fine. The kids want to know when I’m making them again. Thanks for the recipe Averie!

  11. I made these today and they look and taste great. I used 1.5 inch leveled scoops and baked for 10 minutes. It is soft with crunchy bits. Perfection. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Let me start off with this. I have a degree in baking and pastry but i seriously SUCK at making cookies from scratch. I made these to share with my work friends tomorow but i couldnt resist and had to try one. SECONDLY: OMG can someone say Cookie Porn? These things came out so freaking perfectly i am seriously astounded. Thank yoy frobottombottom of my heart for this recipe. I switched it used bit and used milk chocolate as well as peanut butter chips. And lastly I am jot much of a eater (probably due to my usual lack of being able to make them) i ate 3, THREE, of these things with a giant glass of ice cold milk! I havent eaten three of any kind of cookie probably since i was 8 (excluding girl scout cookies, maybe) again i say THANK YOUUUU!!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! Glad you enjoyed three and that they even trump girl scout cookies for you :)

  13. These cookies look delish. Could I use ground graham crackers from a box? Or will that effect the texture of the final product? Thx U!

    1. Don’t do that because they will behave more like flour and will render the dough too dense and dry. Make as written and enjoy!

  14. I just made these today with a bag of Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows that I impulse bought and didn’t know what to do with. I added a tsp of cinnamon to the dough as well. They were flipping outstanding. I had to physically remove myself from the kitchen for safety. They are so good. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe and I’m glad it came out great for you! Glad the recipe came in handy for your impulse buy and that they were so good you had to remove yourself from the kitchen :) Been there!

  15. Made these tonight – yummy! I used the idea someone mentioned in the comments of cutting mini marshmallows in half. Worked well! 

    Thanks for the recipe! 

  16. These s’mores cookies are awesome!! The flavor and texture is great. I like these even better once they’ve completely cooled, SO GOOD. The only problem I had with these was that they stuck quite a bit to the pan, so mine were definitely not very attractive cookies. But, I think that might be because I used mini marshmallows and they stuck like glue to the pan, as long as they taste good I don’t have a problem deformed cookies though! Loved these and I’ll definitely try these again with marshmallow bits.

    1. Before I even finished reading it, I though, oh I bet she used mini marshmallows…yes, that’s the culprit. If you use those little m’mallow bits I used, you won’t have that problem OR just make sure to tuck with m’mallows inside some dough so they aren’t baking directly on the baking sheet and you won’t have the sticky issues anymore! Similar to what I just wrote about w/ these candy corn cookies

      So glad you loved the cookies and yes the texture just gets better and better!

      1. Finally got around to making these again, but this time with mallow bits! WOW. SO GOOD!! I don’t think I’ll ever crave s’mores anymore, just these cookies!

  17. Very good recipe! I doubled the batch and my 2 daughters and I divided and each took some to work – nice treat. Definitely a keeper.

  18. These are DELICIOUS. Only problem I had was that the cookies were super, super soft and hard to move from the pan. I did use parchment paper. Anyhow, just wanted to say that this is a great recipe! My boyfriend who is currently taking the California bar exam was very happy to have this as a treat yesterday.

    1. Thanks for trying these and LMK! I live in San Diego and one of my friends took the CA bar about 4 yrs or so ago. SUPER stressful! Good luck to your boyf!

      As for the soft cookies – you could bake an extra minute. But I swear by, SWEAR BY, Silpats. The slight tackiness of the mat makes the perfect surface for baking in a way that parchment does not, i.e. it’s like a slippery slick! I bet if you tried with a Silpat, problem would be solved :)

  19. Loving the gooey goodness here–and the fact that I don’t have to face the humid heat outside to get a taste :) I haven’t had a s’more in ages, this sounds delectable!

  20. Thanks for this delicious recipe! I particularly love the crunchiness of the graham crackers in the cookie. :)

    1. Thanks for trying them! I loved that little bit of crunch, too! Thanks for LMK you’re a fan, too!

  21. Oh, these looks so wonderful!! I adore soft and chewy cookies and I adore smore’s :) perfection!

  22. Um, about those Soft & Chewy S’Mores cookies! I had to restrain myself from licking the screen! Yum, yum, yum! thank you!

  23. I’ll start by saying that if my camera broke I would have a serious meltdown freak-out session. And I only have a point & shoot. These turned out so adorably!! I flipping love those itsy bitsy marshmallows. Super fun. S’more cookies are awesome!!

  24. Oh my gosh- these look heavenly!!! I must try these this weekend! I can’t wait:)

  25. I don’t think I’ve ever been around a campfire to make traditional smores, but who needs them when you can have these cookies instead?!? They are so thick and stuffed with all kinds of yummy treats!

    1. Never been around a campfire to make smores? You need to find a friend with a lake cabin like..this weekend…and go hop to it! :)

  26. Your cookies always look mouthwatering Averie and I’m sure this s’mores version doesn’t disappoint. S’mores are the best!!

  27. Sticky-messy cookies are The best cookies, and I love marshmallow sticky. :D
    I’m sorry about your camera! Sometimes I’m tempted to “off” mine, just so I have an excuse to enter the grown-up world of SLR cameras, but I can’t…it’s been too good to me. :P (I can see why you didn’t mind remaking these cookies!)

    1. Wasn’t at all the way I had things$$$ planned, but they never are in life! But I should be all set for awhile now :)

  28. Hey Averie! I saw these cookies yesterday via my iPhone as I was watching Eli and his buds at the pool, (watching but scrolling my favorite blogs at the same time) but obviously I can’t comment via the phone. I was wishing I had one of these cookies as I was hungry, hot and craving something sweet and gooey. You know I love s’mores. I have been making and eating my frozen s’mores by the boatload, but these cookies are warm and gooey and sometimes you just want a warm, gooey and rich cookie! Sorry to hear about your camera, but I’m sure with all the photographs you take on a daily basis, you just wore the body out. Even though I’m sure you loved making these cookies again, it was still probably frustrating as I’m sure you had other recipes up your sleeve that you wanted to make. Anyway, your photos came out fab as they always do and I love how you always get those melty chocolate chips in every shot! xoxo, Jackie

    1. I still really want your frozen smores! I have set out to make them but keep getting sidetracked and making other things – like these. But I want to make your version!

  29. I absolutely love making s’mores into bars, cookies and what not. It’s such a great take on the classic treat!

  30. Haha you’re hilarious. I’m not really around camp fires either! Glad I have these cookies to hold me over because honestly, I HATE camping!

  31. Love love love! I really need to try your secret weapon, corn starch, in cookies. It’s just so darn hot to bake right now! Pinned. As soon as it drops a few degrees, I’m making these ;)

  32. Just made these… delicious!!! Only did a 2 hour chill b/c we wanted them tonight, so they flattened slightly. I’m anxious to try baking the other half tomorrow to see if it makes a difference. They were really good though. Great recipe and lots of fun – my kids loved them.
    By the way, I used mini marshmallows & cut them in half. They mixed into the dough beautifully and ended up making nice gooey pockets. Gooey pockets are good, as you know! ;-)

    1. So glad you made them and good call on the m’mallows and just cutting them in half. I was going to suggest that to people but then didn’t want to complicate things and get anyone confused :) I love gooey pockets – the best! So glad your kids enjoyed these, too!

  33. Averie, these look so amazing! And cookies good enough to break your Mark II. They have to be killer cookies then! I adore s’mores – love love love everything about them. And especially love desserts with all those familar flavors. I had a real s’more last summer. :) We went to the lake and had a little bonfire and toasted some marshmallows. It was perfection. We’re headed back to the lake next month and I have to bring a s’mores-y treat. These would be perfection!! Gooey, chewy, soft, and melty. Love these pics!

    1. I think I was emailing you about cookies WHILE you must have been typing this comment :)

      And your bonfire/lake trip sounds wonderful. That’s the stuff that memories and summer are made of! And thanks for saying you love the pics – I liked them more the day I edited them than I do now. Lol It was also cloudy that day and it was the very first day I used the cam so I can’t be too hard on myself and after shooting them twice, I was just ready to be done shooting, and start eating :)

  34. So good! I actually made something really similar this weekend after a huge craving for s’mores hit, and no way to make them! These look so gooey and delicious!

  35. As a new import to the US, I am yet to have a s’more. I think that the time has come to try one and them promptly make these delicious-looking cookies! Yummmmm!

  36. Love this cookie recipe, great twist on a classic. Thanks for sharing Averie, always enjoy your posts :)

  37. S’more just taste like summer! These look fantastic :)
    Congrats on the new camera, even though it sounds like it was a bit traumatic getting there! I need a new one already, my camera is ancient.

    1. Girl it was….a shocker. I really wasn’t expecting it to go and it could have been salvaged but when your photography/camera and your oven are the 2 keys to your livelihood, you just don’t mess around!

  38. Gah – I’m speechless! Every cookie you make is like a fat, gooey ball of perfection!! These look absolutely awesome!

    1. Aww, thanks, Jennifer! It think it’s b/c I always use really chilled dough so they don’t spread much!

  39. Sorry about your camera, Averie, but I hope you love your new one. The photos sure are incredible! Just like the looks of these cookies! Wow, they are fluffy and big and beautiful. I would love to bake these before camping and take them with us. Then, the boys can pretend to make smores and eat these instead! LOL! I imagine they would be content to do both! :-)

    1. They would be content with either (or both) options, I’m sure. Hope you guys had a nice 4th!

  40. Well, hellooooo, gorgeous! I am dying over those pockets of irresistibly gooey chocolate. DYING.

  41. I love that we both made s’mores cookies and I LOOOVE your version too!! genius putting graham crackers in your chocolate chip cookies!!

    have fun with the new camera!!

    1. Thanks, Cheryl! And I love that you used big marshmallows – talk about gooey perfection :)

  42. I’ve never been a big s’mores fan, just because i really don’t like marshmallows… but i’m pretty sure you’ve just converted me!

  43. I too haven’t had s’mores since my Girl Scout days. These cookies sound wonderful! More portable s’mores :)

    So sorry about your camera :(

  44. hmmmm seems to me you were just looking for an excuse to make those cookies again … i certainly would be. Exciting that you have a new camera, though!!

  45. What’s not to love about a smore in a cookie form. I could eat all of these and want more..You are tempting me to go make them. Really like how you’ve clicked the pictures too.

  46. I was just talking about smores with my Husband yesterday and talked about how we need to make some. Well I think when the weather cools a bit I’m going to make your cookies for my Husband. He will love them. Hopefully by mid week, it will cool a bit. Thank you for the beautiful recipe!

  47. How did I miss your post this morning!?! I cannot believe I have not known about these cookies all day long! I am actually bummbed that I was not able to dream about the all day.
    Oh my gosh, Averie they are beautiful. The photos are incredible and you have just convinced me it is time to UPGRADE! I need to shoot you an email first, but I am pretty sure the upgrade is happening soon.

    Amazing cookies!! Amazing photos!

    1. It’s b/c I didn’t have the post up at midnight like I normally do. I put it up about 8am pacific. I was going to wait til tonite like normal, and stay on my ‘schedule’ because I had just posted bread and was going to leave that up for 48 hrs, but between leaving bread or cookies up for a longer duration, cookies won …so I posted them early :)

      And girl the camera. Wow. Between the mark ii and the mark iii – it’s just LIGHT YEARS better. I shot my cookbooks with the mark ii and it’s a wonderful machine but after just 3 days with the mark iii, I can tell you, it’s worth every penny. I will be learning it, and learning about it, and discovering new things about it, for year(s) to come!

  48. I might have s ‘mores once a year at a fall party–we aren ‘t around campfires much otherwise, so a cookie version is the perfect solution! I didn’t realize there were marshmallow bits for baking– thanks for a great tip and I’ll have to look for them. Sorry to hear your camera conked out. Replacing bigger ticket items hardly ever happens at a convenient time, but I admire your persistence in getting your post done and sharing this recipe–they look so good with all that chocolate oozing out!

    1. I know you had your oven recently. And you’re right, it’s never convenient but it just has to happen on some things!

      The m’mallow bits are great! All the flavor, none of the huge gooey mess. I love that you have a sort of ‘annual’ smores party. More than I do!

  49. We love our s’mores ’round these parts. lol Even been known to roast marshmallows over the gas stove if it’s raining outside. :D These look amazing and will definitely have to try them. I found my mallow bits in the coffee aisle just in case someone has a hard time finding them. They were by the hot chocolate. Thanks for these!

    1. Groc stores are so funny the way they merchandise things some times! One of my stores keeps the molasses in the baking aisle, another one keeps it by ketchup, and another one keeps it by pancake syrup!

  50. I’m sorry your camera died :( But… I have to say, the 5D Mark III is awesome! Just upgraded to it a couple of months ago. :)

    PS: These cookies….wow! Must try!

    1. The camera – congrats on yours! And wow, between the mark ii and the mark iii – it’s just LIGHT YEARS better. I shot my cookbooks with the mark ii and it’s a wonderful machine but after just 3 days with the mark iii, I can tell you, it’s worth every penny. I will be learning it, and learning about it, and discovering new things about it, for year(s) to come! That’s so great you have it already!

  51. OH……LORD

    Averie…I love s’mores…and these cookies…just….

    I’m so happy right now. Just looking at these pictures. Goodness knows the happiness I would find if I ate such pieces of heaven

  52. These look so good! Wish I had one (or for that matter — lots) right now to munch on after a long day at the office! Love anything s’mores!!

  53. I’ve made s’mores cookies before and they are unbelievable. I will have to try your version sometime. Looks great, Averie!

  54. These are to die for Averie! I need to remake my s’mores cookies. They’re so old…and the photos are horrible. Maybe I’ll just make these instead. :)

  55. I love your soft and chewy M & M cookies, the same cookie with s’more fixings sounds fantastic!

  56. Smores are one of my favorite childhood memories, toasted on a bonfire in the woods. These cookies look unbelievable and soft & chewy cookies are my favorite!

  57. I think we all need some smores in our life, no matter what the age. I welcome these cookies with open arms!

  58. Averie, I think your middle name must be soft and chewy. That’s a good thing because you have got it down! These are killing me just looking at them!

  59. I love s’mores anyway, shape, or form, so obviously I would love these cookies!

  60. Holy MOLY, Averie! This is what I’ve been looking for all my life! Amazing cookies.

  61. I have a recipe that is almost exactly the same- jet puffed marshmallow bits, graham cereal, and chocolate chips. Your cookies are much thicker and softer than mine are! Sorry to hear about your camera, but your upgrade looks great! The pictures are warmer, darker, and that bokeh is gorgeous and so much stronger in these pictures.

    1. Thanks for the photography feedback! Part of it did have to do with the day being overcast and sometimes that makes the food more golden. With some cookies, that’s okay, and for these, it worked out. And so then I brought up the blacks to bring that out in editing so they’d pop :)

      And your cookies sound delish. Great minds think alike!

  62. You had me at “S’mores indoors” and your favorite chocolate chip cookie base, Averie! Gorgeous photos capturing that ooey-gooey factor as always. :) Glad you had a nice holiday weekend–even though you were re-shooting. That can happen. But, you’ve got a new camera…so, that’s a very good thing! Pinning! xo

  63. You definitely have the most chewy, delectable, cookie recipe on the internet, and these look like no exception. Awesome recipe Averie!!

  64. Cannot get over how good these look, Averie! These photos are making my stomach growl! There’s nothing better than a good s’mores dessert for summer. :)

  65. I know that the life of my camera is not eternal, but the idea of it just pooping out on me kind of gives me an anxiety attack!! Thank goodness that you decided to still make these! They look like heaven in a cookie! Pinning!

    1. I could have gotten it fixed$$ but that takes time and money and as a blogger and author, I don’t have the luxury of just waiting around, being camera-less, and the old camera had 20k frames on it. So yes, it would have lasted longer, but it’s like repairing a car when you’re a taxi driver – at some point you just have to say, this is my livelihood and I need to get a new one. But gulp. Yes, anxiety! And thanks for pinning!

  66. I just made my own version of these over the weekend, but I had no idea these marshmallow bits existed! Instead, I sandwiched melted marshmallows between two little cookies which was cute, but so much effort. Definitely trying it your way next time!

    1. Oh the marshmallow bits are so helpful in recipes like this! Try them next time. Baking aisle of all major groc stores, Target, Walmart, etc.

  67. See now this is a creative take on the S’mores trend! I love it. If I hadn’t just made some cookie dough (chilling in the fridge and calling to me right now) I’d make something like this. I even have mini marshmallows in the fridge!

    The cornstarch is KEY in cookies. I never bake them without it anymore.

    1. That’s crazy that you just made cookie dough AND have the mini marshmallows on hand. But I am not surprised after all these years about the parallels! You could always just smoosh some onto the top before baking :) But knowing you, they could be some triple ginger cookie with cayenne pepper sprinkled in so the m’mallows may not work…ha!

  68. “I don’t find myself just hanging around campfires” bahahahaha. I don’t either, but I’ll make these cookies to cheer myself up about it ;)

  69. OMG, Averie! I already love your CCC recipe and now you make it into a s’more version. I am overly excited! I really was going to put off cookie baking for a while as I had a bit too many last week, but after seeing this that may not happen. And the twix version, I still need to try those as well!

    1. This is my fave version! Then the Snickers, then Twix. Something about these though, soooo good! LMK if you try them :)

  70. Cornstarch does go a long way, I have been using it ever since I saw it in one of your recipes and it works wonders with cookies. Gosh I hope your camera is fine I would have been crying hysterically if that happen to me; I guess there are worse thing in life but they are so expensive, it is so irritating when they act up.

  71. Oh my goodness, I would have freaked about my camera!

    These cookies look awesome, I know my kids would go nuts for them.

  72. Oh my goodness. Maybe it isn’t a good thing I discovered you–cookies are my downfall. :) I have never tried making cookies with cornstarch in them and now I can’t wait to try. I have made cookies with pudding in the recipe and they do bake up nicely (I read your comments regarding the similarities of pudding/cornstarch).

    We camp a lot so we have s’mores several times a year.

    1. Yes the first ingredient in pudding mix is usually modified food starch, i.e. cornstarch, so that’s why they bake up so soft. Now you can shortcut that, and just use 2 tsp actual cornstarch for about 1 penny, not $1.49 for the box :)

  73. First of all, WOW! Second of all, I am seriously craving a cookie right now. I posted a S’mores treat today too! Great minds, eh?! Oh my gosh…I’m starting to even type like a Canadian now! ;)

  74. I can’t believe how thick those cookies are. I have s’mores every one in a while but they’re often too sweet for me. I really like the “s’mores indoors” idea! Too bad about your camera but hope you like the upgrade. The pics looks great!

    1. I know, and that’s after SMOOSHING THEM. I have to smack down all my cookies. The dry air in San Diego and things just RISE here and get so puffy with much less flour than most people need! And the upgrade is like…a dream come true!

  75. My kids are drooling on my shoulder begging me to make these ;}
    I could do some serious bribing right about now!

  76. Oh man I couldn’t recall the last time I had a s’more either. I don’t remember making them very often as a kid though. I love the idea of taking something like that – from childhood – and combining it with a cookie.