Soft and Chewy Smores Cookies

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S’mores Cookies — 🍪 🙌🏻 🎉 These SOFT and CHEWY cookies are loaded with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers!! The best s’mores you’ll ever eat and no campfire required! Kids and adults alike LOVE these amazing cookies!

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

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. They bring the taste of s’mores indoors via soft, tender, chewy chocolate chip cookies.

I adapted my favorite chocolate chip cookie base because the cookies turn out exceedingly soft, every time. I added crushed graham crackers, mini marshmallow bits, and chocolate chips. The result is nothing short of the gooey, chewy, moist, chocolaty heaven.

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

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.

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

Ingredients in S’mores Cookies

To make these s’mores chocolate chip 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 (milk chocolate chips work too)
  • Marshmallow bits 

Note: Scroll down to the recipe card section of the post for the ingredients with amounts included and for more complete directions.

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 

Making s’mores cookies with actual graham crackers is very easy. Here are the basic steps:

  1. Add the butter, sugars, egg and vanilla to a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy (this will take a few minutes!).
  2. Add in the dry ingredients and beat just until mixed.
  3. Then, fold in the graham crackers, chocolate chips, and marshmallows.
  4. Scoop the cookie dough into balls and set on a plate. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours. 
  5. Once the dough has chilled, place the cookie dough balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake until the edges have set and the tops are just beginning to set, even if slightly undercooked, pale and glossy in the center. 

Tip for Making Gooey 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.

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

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. 

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! 

Can I Use different Mix-ins?

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!

Can I Use HersHey’s Bars Instead of Chocolate Chips?

I used semi-sweet chocolate chips to make this recipe super easy to throw together, but you can substitute 12 ounces of Hershey’s 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!!

Storage Instructions

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.

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

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Soft and Chewy Smores Cookies

By Averie Sunshine
🍪 🙌🏻 🎉 These SOFT and CHEWY cookies are loaded with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers!! The best s'mores you'll ever eat and no campfire required! Kids and adults alike LOVE these amazing cookies!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 26
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Ingredients  

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ 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 semi-sweet chocolate chips, (12 ounce bag)
  • 1 ¼ cups marshmallow bits

Instructions 

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Add the graham crackers, chocolate chips, marshmallows and beat momentarily to incorporate, less than 1 minute, or fold in by hand.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before removing and transferring to a rack to finish cooling.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 215kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 73mg, Potassium: 107mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 180IU, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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!!

Smores Cake — A three-layer, show-stopping cake that everyone will ADORE! Moist and tender layers of chocolate cake along with crunchy graham cracker crusts, sweet marshmallow buttercream frosting, toasted marshmallows, and chocolate bars for a true smores experience! 

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  1. 5 stars
    These were SO good! Some of the best cookies I’ve ever made. I baked them during the Covid stay-at-home times, so got jumbo marshmallows in my grocery order I nstead of mini (and I mean jumbo; bigger than “large”). I sliced them in half and sandwiched them between two pieces of the regular dough to form the cookies. They turned out perfectly. Soft, gooey, deliciousness! And the middle layer of marshmallow really held everything together nicely. 

  2. 5 stars
    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.

    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!

  3. 5 stars
    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.

  4. 5 stars
    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

  5. 5 stars
    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

  6. 5 stars
    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!

  7. 5 stars
    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!

  8. 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?

  9. 5 stars
    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!

  10. 5 stars
    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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 5 stars
    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!

  14. 5 stars
    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!