These soft S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookies are stuffed with marshmallow, tons of chocolate chips, and plenty of graham cracker crumbs and pieces! Topped with a pool of melty dark chocolate, these cookies are sure to quickly become a favorite!
S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookies
I’ve been in a very marshmallow-y mood lately, and now that Summer is on the horizon, I’ve been very into all things s’mores. S’mores cheesecake? I want it. S’mores pie? Ohhh yeahhh. S’mores cookies? NEED THEM. You get the idea.
These cookies are everything you want in a good cookie: they’re soft, sweet, loaded with three different chocolates (mini chips, regular chips, and that sweet hunk of dark chocolate on top), and each cookie is made up of three whole tablespoons of dough. Not to toot my own horn, buuut my husband, who usually avoids sweets, quickly proclaimed these as his new favorite cookie. This is a big deal coming from a guy who I usually have to convince to even taste test for me. But then again, look at these cookies. Who can resist snagging one up?! These cookies have a lot going on, and they’re irresistible. So be forewarned: if you bake them in a household of more than a couple of people, they will be gone. Quickly.
How to Make S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies come together just like a traditional chocolate chip cookie. Well, at least the dough does, anyway. Once your cookies are scooped, you’ll flatten each dough ball in your hand, place a half or whole marshmallow in the center, and then fold the dough up and over the mallow, covering it up. You’ll flatten the dough balls slightly, top them with a big chunk of chopped chocolate, and then bake them.
Now, these cookies are pretty likely to leak during the baking process, so you want to bake them just until the marshmallow is peaking through the top. If you over bake these, you run the risk of the mallow melting out all over the baking sheet. Plus, the kind of marshmallows you use will affect your cookies. In my experience, the traditional store-bought mallows made with corn syrup tend to melt into the cookie, resulting in a flatter, chewier cookie with a bit of visible marshmallow (these are the kind of mallows I used for my cookies).
On the other hand, I’ve found that marshmallows made without corn syrup tend to hold their shape, resulting in a thicker, puffier cookie with a more obvious marshmallow “pull” when breaking a warm cookie in two. Whatever happens, I’m confident your cookies will be delicious!
Some of the ingredients + substitutions for these cookies:
Graham crackers makes these cookies into s’mores cookies. I bought a box of graham crackers and then crushed 3-4 of them into crumbs. Then I used more crackers to break into bigger pieces.
Plant-based butter is the perfect substitute for regular butter. But if you don’t adhere to a dairy-free diet, regular butter will work just fine for these cookies.
Brown sugar has molasses added to it, so its moisture content is higher than regular white sugar. If you’d prefer, you can use coconut sugar in its place.
Egg adds moisture and chew to these cookies. I haven’t tested a vegan option, so I have no recommendations at this time.
Semi-sweet chocolate chips are the tried and true chocolate for cookies. They hold their shape and taste delicious. If you’d like, you can use mini chips in their place.
Semi-sweet mini chocolate chips are fun to use and result in more chocolate dispersed throughout the cookie. Feel free to use more regular chips in their place.
Chopped dark chocolate is totally optional, but if you want to replicate the glorious pool of chocolate like my cookies have, then it’s a must. Chopped chocolate won’t hold shape like a chocolate chip, so one big hunk will melt into a nice liquid pool. I recommend the Pound Plus bars from Trader Joe’s. Both of the dark varieties are dairy-free, and you get a pound of chocolate for about $5.
Marshmallows are another main component of these cookies. I’ve only tried store-bought mallows for this recipe, and the ones I used had corn syrup (which makes the marshmallow spread during baking).
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs (3-4 graham crackers)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup plant-based butter, softened (regular butter works, too)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar (cane or coconut)
- 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg, room temp
- 1/3 cup dairy-free mini chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup broken graham cracker pieces (2 graham crackers)
- 6-12 large marshmallows
- ~3oz dairy-free dark chocolate, chopped
- Preheat your oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Bring your egg to room temperature by placing it in a glass of warm water for around 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
- In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together the butter and sugars. Beat in the vanilla extract and then the egg. Use a large wooden spoon or spatula to stir in the chocolate chips and graham cracker pieces.
- Cut the large marshmallows in half - you can add 1/2 or whole marshmallows to each dough ball, depending on how gooey you want the cookies to be.
- Scoop 6 dough balls 3 Tbsp in size. Flatten each dough ball and place 1 marshmallow half (or 1 whole mallow) in the center. Then fold the dough up and over the marshmallow so that it's totally covered.
- Slightly flatten each dough ball and top with a chunk of chopped chocolate (this is optional but will give you the pool of chocolate) or more chocolate chips.
- Bake the cookies at 350°F for 7-8 minutes or until cookies have spread and the marshmallow has just begun to pop out of the cookies. You'll want to keep an eye on the cookies so the marshmallows don't overflow, though a few leaky cookie is expected.
- Immediately shape the hot cookies by using the back of a spoon to gently push in any irregular edges, especially in spots where marshmallow leaked out.
- Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack. Meanwhile, you can bake the second and third batch.
- These cookies are best enjoyed warm, but you can store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.
- For gooier, chewier cookies, add a whole large marshmallow to each dough ball. But more mallow = an increased chance of the cookies "leaking" during baking, so be prepared for that and keep an eye on the cookies near the end of the bake time.