S’mores cookies are gooey marshmallows with crunchy graham cracker crumbs and soft, melty chocolate in a buttery cookie dough, baked to perfection.

Smores Cookies with Marshmallows, Chopped Chocolate Bar, and Graham Crackers on Cooling Rack
Smores Cookies with Patriotic M&Ms

Do you love the classic summertime taste of marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate? What could be better than taking the beloved flavors of s’mores and combining them into a delicious cookie recipe? Indulge in the sweet, toasty goodness of this homemade s’more cookie recipe – just like eating an ooey-gooey campfire treat without having to light a single match!

These chewy, chocolaty cookies are perfect for when you crave that s’mores goodness (but without the bonfire!) or when you simply want to shake up your cookie game and try something new.

Gooey Marshmallow and Melted Chocolate Cookies

So grab your apron, gather your ingredients, and get ready to fill your home with the irresistible scent of s’mores cookies. Let’s get baking!

Ingredients for S'mores Cookies on White Marble Surface

Ingredients

Butter – unsalted butter, softened to room temperature.

Sugar – granulated white sugar.

Brown sugar – light brown sugar, packed.

Eggs – whole, large eggs.

Vanilla – pure vanilla extract.

Flour – all-purpose white flour.

Baking soda – regular baking soda like Arm and Hammer.

Salt – regular table salt.

Graham crackers – we like Honey Maid graham crackers, but any brand will work.

Mini marshmallows – for the middle of the cookie and to add on top. You can use half of a large marshmallow for the middle if you’d like. Fresh, soft marshmallows will work best for this recipe.

Chocolate bars – we like classic Hershey’s chocolate bars, but you can use any milk chocolate bar.

Chocolate chips – semi-sweet chocolate chips.* You can also use milk chocolate chips if you’d like, or a combination of both. Or just chop up one extra Hershey’s chocolate bar in place of the chocolate chips entirely.

*Patriotic or holiday cookies: replace the chocolate chips with colored M&Ms.

Smores Chocolate Chip Cookies with Bite Taken Out

Supplies & Favorite Tools for Baking Cookies

Here are a few of the kitchen tools you’ll need:

  • Medium bowl
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Stand mixer or hand mixer
  • Spoon
  • Cookie scoop
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie sheet

How to Make the Best S’mores Cookies: Step-by-Step Instructions

Follow these simple steps to make delicious s’more-inspired cookies.

Step 1 | Chop graham crackers

Roughly chop the graham crackers.

Chopping Graham Crackers on Cutting Board

Measure out 1 1/2 cups for the cookie dough and the rest will be used for topping. Once you remove the larger pieces you should be left with finer crumbs. Separate those and set all of the graham cracker pieces aside.

Bowls of Graham Cracker Crumbs

Step 2 | Chop chocolate bars

Roughly chop 2 of the chocolate bars into small pieces. Then chop the remaining 4 chocolate bars into larger pieces (1/2 of each breakaway rectangle) which will be used for the toppings. Set aside.

Small pieces to mix in the cookie dough:

Chopping Chocolate Bars

Larger pieces for toppings:

Chopping Hersheys Bars
Bowls of Chopped Chocolate Pieces

Step 3 | Mix dry ingredients

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Mix Flour Salt and Baking Soda in Bowl

Step 4 | Cream the butter and sugar

In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy.

Cream Butter Brown Sugar and Sugar in Bowl

Step 5 | Add remaining wet ingredients

Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix well.

Add Eggs and Vanilla to Mixture in Bowl

Step 6 | Add flour mixture to wet mixture

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until well combined.

Combine Flour Mixture with Butter Mixture in Bowl

Step 7 | Mix in chocolate and graham crackers

Fold in the chopped chocolate bar pieces, chocolate chips, and graham cracker pieces.

Note: we like to add the marshmallows individually to each cookie dough ball, but if you want to save time you can add 1 cup of marshmallows and mix them in at this step.

Just make sure that when making the cookie dough balls, you cover any marshmallows that are exposed towards the bottom of the ball, as they may melt and leak out.

Adding Chocolate Chips Hersheys and Graham Crackers

Step 8 | Chill the cookie dough

Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. We highly recommend chilling this dough in order to prevent it from spreading too much during baking.

Step 9 | Preheat Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Step 10 | Prepare Baking Sheet

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.

Step 11 | Form the cookie dough balls

Scoop out about 2 tablespoons of cookie dough (we use two scoops from a 1 tbsp cookie scoop to make measuring easier).

Flatten slightly, then place 3-4 mini marshmallows (or 1/2 large marshmallow) in the center and form the dough around the marshmallows.

Form Cookie Dough Balls

Place on the baking sheet, leaving plenty of room between each cookie.

Note: the cookie dough may be slightly sticky at this stage—which is just fine—but if it’s too sticky to form balls you may need to add a bit more flour. Start with 2 tablespoons at a time until the dough is a bit more firm. Avoid adding too much flour, as that will result in a stiff cookie rather than a soft and chewy one.

Step 12 | Bake for an initial 11 minutes

Bake for 11 minutes to start, then remove from oven.

Bake for 11 minutes to start, then remove from oven.

Step 13 | Add toppings

Quickly add the graham cracker pieces, marshmallows, and chocolate bars to each cookie (we recommend in that order so the chocolate bars don’t melt too much). Sprinkle with the fine graham cracker crumbs.

Adding Toppings to Cookies

Step 14 | Bake 1-2 more minutes

Return the cookie sheet to the oven and bake for an additional 1-2 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown and the marshmallows and chocolate are slightly melted.

S'mores Cookies on Baking Pan

Step 15 | Remove from oven and cool

Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 16 | Serve or store

Serve your s’mores cookies warm (with a cold glass of milk!) or store them in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Cookies with Marshmallows Chocolate and Graham Crackers

More About This Cookie Recipe – Why We Love It

  • This recipe captures the classic s’mores flavor and turns them into something you can enjoy year-round, no campfire required!
  • It’s also a fun twist on the traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe, giving it a playful, nostalgic flair.
  • From BBQs to Fourth of July to graduations and parties, s’mores cookies are the perfect dessert to bring along to any summer gathering.
  • They are easy to customize for holidays too! Just add colorful M&Ms in place of the chocolate chips for the dough, then place a few on top of each cookie before baking. And voila, you’ve got perfectly festive holiday cookies that are great for any holiday.

Tips for Making S’mores Cookies

If you end up with any mis-shapen cookies, you can take a round cookie cutter (or anything round, like a mug, glass, or biscuit cutter), place around the cookie and swirl around a couple times to return it to a round shape. Make sure to do this when the cookies are warm right out of the oven for best results.

Rather than forming the cookie dough around the mini marshmallows, you can add them into the mixture, just make sure no marshmallows are exposed toward the pan side of the dough or they may melt and leak out of the cookie.

If you want to make larger or smaller cookies, make sure to adjust the baking time accordingly.

Cookies on Wire Cooling Rack

Variations

This recipe is so easy to customize with different dough mix-ins and toppings. Here are a few of our favorites!

Red White and Blue S’mores Cookies

These are great to serve for 4th of July celebrations. Simply swap the chocolate chips for red and blue M&Ms in the dough and add additional candies on top, and you have the perfect patriotic cookie!

(You can easily do this for any other holiday as well—red and green for Christmas; orange, purple, green for Halloween; etc.)

Red White and Blue Patriotic Cookies
Closeup of Red White and Blue 4th of July S'mores Cookies

Nutella S’mores Cookies

These s’mores cookies are sure to be a hit with Nutella fans! Substitute the chocolate bar chunks for drizzled Nutella, hazelnut pieces, and mini marshmallows.

Peanut Butter S’mores Cookies

Peanut butter s’mores cookies are a great twist on the classic s’mores cookie. Swap out the semi-sweet chocolate for peanut butter chips, and add some chopped peanuts for crunch.

Caramel S’mores Cookies

Swap out the chopped Hershey’s for caramel chips and top with small caramel bits, graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows. For an extra touch of sweetness, drizzle the cookies with melted caramel after taking them out of the oven.

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Smores Cookies with Marshmallows, Chopped Chocolate Bar, and Graham Crackers on Cooling Rack

S’mores Cookies

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Gooey marshmallows with crunchy graham cracker crumbs and soft, melty chocolate in a buttery cookie dough, baked to perfection.

  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or milk chocolate chips)*
  • 89 sheets graham crackers, divided
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows, divided
  • 6 Hershey’s chocolate bars, divided

*Patriotic or holiday cookies: replace the chocolate chips with colored M&Ms.

Instructions

  1. Roughly chop the graham crackers. Measure out 1 1/2 cups for the cookie dough and the rest will be used for topping. Once you remove the larger pieces, you should be left with finer crumbs to also use for topping. Separate those and set all of the graham cracker pieces aside.
  2. Roughly chop 2 of the chocolate bars into small pieces to use in the dough. Then chop the remaining 4 chocolate bars into larger pieces (1/2 of each breakaway rectangle) which will be used for the toppings. Set aside.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, and salt) in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until just combined.
  5. Add in the flour mixture gradually, until well combined.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips (*or M&Ms for holiday variation*), chopped Hershey’s bar and crushed graham crackers.
  7. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour (highly recommended to avoid spreading too much).
  8. When the dough is almost done chilling, preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or baking spray.
  9. To make each cookie dough ball, scoop out 2 tablespoons of cookie dough, flatten slightly, then place 3-4 mini marshmallows (or 1/2 large marshmallow) in the center and form the dough around the marshmallows.
  10. Place on the parchment lined baking sheet, leaving plenty of room between dough balls.
  11. Bake an initial 11 minutes, then remove from the oven and quickly add the decorative toppings: graham cracker pieces, mini marshmallows, chocolate bar chunks, and lastly graham cracker crumbs.
  12. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the chocolate and marshmallows start to melt slightly.
  13. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and let the cookies cool for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Notes

  • If you end up with any mis-shapen cookies, take a round cookie cutter, place around the cookie and swirl around a couple times to return it to a round shape. Make sure to do this when the cookies are warm right out of the oven for best results.
  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 30 cookies
  • Calories: 252
  • Sugar: 21.2 g
  • Sodium: 202.9 mg
  • Fat: 10.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.4 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 30.3 mg
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some commonly asked questions about making s’mores cookies.

Can you freeze S’mores cookies?

Yes, you can freeze baked s’mores cookies in an airtight container or freezer-safe ziplock bag for up to 3 months.

Can you freeze the dough?

Yes, you can freeze the s’mores cookie dough. Freeze the whole batch of dough in an airtight container or make the cookie dough balls in advance and freeze them individually. For best results, use within 2 months.

Can I mix the mini marshmallows in the cookie dough?

Yes, you can. However, you’ll want to make sure that no marshmallows are exposed toward the bottom of the cookie dough ball – otherwise they may melt and leak out.

How do I get my marshmallows to toast?

If you want lightly toasted marshmallows, you can switch your oven to broil for the last minute of baking and keep a close eye on the cookies to make sure they don’t burn.

Hand Holding Cookie

Final Thoughts

This s’mores cookies recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves the classic flavor of campfire s’mores. With a perfect balance of chocolate, marshmallows, and graham cracker in every bite, s’mores cookies are incredibly tasty and are sure to be a hit! Plus, they are easy to make and can be mixed and matched with different flavors for endless variations.

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  1. Amazing Smores cookies. Thanks for the recipe.






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