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Desserts | August 9, 2020

S’mores Cookies

This cookie is for all serious S’more fans! Made with Golden Grahams, Hershey bars, big and little marshmallows and a delicious cookie dough base. Our S’mores Cookies mimic being in the great outdoors, in the comfort of your own kitchen!

S'mores Cookies

Nothing like a good S’mores cookie to celebrate National S’mores Day on August 10th! Whenever I hear the word S’mores my mind turns to sticky melty marshmallow, sandwiched between layers of graham crackers and slightly burnt chocolate, wrapped in foil! Girls Camp comes to mind, along with campfires, bug spray, outhouses and stars in the sky. Camping is not really my favorite thing in the world, but give me a S’more any day and I’m a happy camper!

Best S'mores Cookie

Secret Recipe Club…

This S’mores cookies recipe was shared with me many years ago, and first published in August of 2011 on National S’mores Day when I belonged to a group called the Secret Recipe Club. Doesn’t that sound mysterious?! A group of women who had recipe blogs each agreed to share a recipe from another blogger without her knowing. This was long before social media… Being a part of the SRC was a way to help promote blogs that were just getting started!

S'mores Cookies baked in oven

My version of the Smore’s Cookies recipe was adapted from Mary of Giving Up on Perfect.  The name of her blog has now changed, and she mostly posts book reviews but everyone who eats this cookie loves it. I thought it was worth updating in 2019 when I made and photographed this easy S’mores Cookie recipe again!

Hershey's on top of S'mores Cookies

Secret to the best S’mores Cookies!

The key to making the best version of a s’mores cookie is to not over bake the dough! Remember, the cookie goes back into the oven twice after the initial bake for 2 minutes and then 1 additional minute. I like using one of my favorite cereals, Golden Grahams in this recipe instead of graham crackers. The slightly crunchy piece of Golden Graham in the dough is a fun addition to this cookie!


If you love a HUGE piece of graham cracker in your cookie, try Female Foodie’s Mackle’smore Cookie with a whole slab of Graham cracker baked underneath the cookie dough! This cookie was made famous with home cooks when the owner of Hello Robin in Seattle shared her recipe with (my daughter!) Brooke of Female Foodie.

S'mores Cookie made with Golden Grahams
4.65 from 17 votes

S’mores Cookies

The perfect blend of graham cracker, marshmallow, cookie dough and chocolate in one gooey cookie!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, Chocolate Cookies, graham cracker crust, Marshmallow cookies, S’mores
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18 large cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and barely soft
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups flour (plus another 1/4 cup if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chips milk or dark, I use milk chocolate or a mixture!
  • 1 cup Golden Grahams cereal or 1 cup chopped graham crackers
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2-3 regular size Hershey Bars
  • 9 large marshmallows sliced in half widthwise (scissors work well)


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cream butter with sugars in a stand mixer or a bowl using a hand mixer. Add eggs and vanilla.

  3. Beat on medium speed until mixed well and there are no visible lumps of butter. Turn off mixer.

  4. Add flour, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips to mixing bowl. Pulse mixer by turning off and on quickly, just until dry ingredients are incorporated.

  5. Fold in Golden Grahams and mini marshmallows with spatula, do not use mixer. Fold just until evenly distributed into batter.

  6. With large cookie scoop, or spoon, shape dough into 18 balls (about the size of golf balls) place on parchment lined cookies sheets, 6 cookies per sheet.

  7. Bake for about 7-8 minutes.

  8. Remove from oven.

  9. Place one half of a large marshmallow on each cookie, put back in oven and bake for an additional 2 minutes.

  10. Remove from oven again, slightly flatten if needed, and place 1-2 rectangles from a Hershey bar on top of marshmallow.

  11. Cook for an additional minute.

  12. Remove from oven (for the last time), with a knife, spread the melted chocolate so it covers the marshmallow, or leave the chocolate without spreading if you like "HERSHEY'S" showing!

Recipe Notes

  • I purchase regular size Hershey bars. There are 12 pieces in each bar,  I use 1-2 on each cookie. 
  • I use Golden Grahams instead of regular Graham Crackers, as called for in the original recipe. I absolutely LOVE Golden Grahams, but after making this cookie a few times, realized if the cookie is overcooked at all, the texture of the Golden Grahams Cereal changes if over baked! Cook just until the cookie sets up on top and is no longer wet looking. 
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. The cookie will still be warm and gooey, but not fall apart!
  • The dough should not be wet or sticky. If the dough is sticky, fold in additional 1/4 cup of flour, a tablespoon at a time until the dough is no longer sticky. 
  • If your cookies spread too much, you may push the edges of the cookie inward with a small spatula while the cookie is still warm to create a more uniform cookie.
  • Refrigerating the dough for an hour or more will also help if you have problems with dough spreading too much. Before refrigerating, always form the dough with a cookie scoop or just roll the dough into a ball. Place on a cookie sheet or in a pan and cover. 

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    1. 5 stars
      These were so fun to make with my kids!! We loved smoothing the mallow and spreading the chocolate in top. These were a perfect snack during an especially cold winter day earlier this year.

    1. 5 stars
      Amazing recipe! I took a batch to work and they were a huge hit. One person said they were the best cookies she ever ate. Will keep these on repeat.

      1. Hi Cams!
        So glad the entire office gave these a thumbs up! These are one of our favorites. Thank you for your positive review and thank you for reading ABK!

  1. I'm a pretty big fan of the s'more myself. I even made a s'more pie today – but I wish I had seen these cookies first, because they would have won out =)

    Great choice for the SRC!

  2. Hello, SRC buddy! I'm glad you liked the cookies. I love Golden Grahams, too, so I kind of glad you tried it to say it's not as good as regular grahams. I definitely like the plan for mixing them in, though. Have a great week!

  3. " I tried some with two squares of chocolate, swirled the chocolate, then pressed another square on top, so the Hershey name showed. I kind of liked the way it looked."

    Yeah, I agree, that looks really cool!

  4. Those cookies are amazing and the gals that contributed to your event really outdid themselves. I am new to your blog and after reading this post decided to read through some you had written earlier. I'm so glad I did that. I really love the food and recipes you feature here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  5. made these for an outing with a bunch of ladies the other night, and they received rave reviews!! i had to wrap them since they were part of a boxed dinner, and i was afraid the tops might get all stuck to the wrapper (i used foil) and goopy, but they fared beautifully, and were a big hit. thanks for making me look like a good baker:)

    1. Holly, I haven’t frozen these. We have eaten them up too quickly! I’m sure they will be fine frozen. Thanks for reading!

  6. 5 stars
    Great recipe! My daughter loved helping me make them. They were just as delicious as they sound and look! We didn’t have mini marshmallows so we just cut big ones up in fourths. If I were to make again I would maybe even leave out the mini ones and just put the big marshmallow on top at the end, or vice versa. Either way they were amazing!

    1. Thank you Rachel! Great idea on cutting up the large marshmallows, keeps you from having to buy two sizes! Thanks for your comment, and thanks for reading ABK,

  7. 5 stars
    These cookies were so good!! I baked one pan of cookies without refrigerating them and one with refrigerating them before baking. The cookies that were refrigerated after scooping into balls stayed more uniform and puffy after baking.

  8. 4 stars
    These cookies taste yummy, but mine ended up quite flat and the mini mallows bubbled and oozed out and became really chewy. Some of the Golden Grahams also became quite chewy. I tried some after I refrigerated the dough but that didn’t seem to make a difference and they still ended up really flat. I live in Utah so I know altitude can affect things. Do I just need to add more flour? Any tips?

  9. 5 stars
    Ok this is by far my favorite cookie I’ve ever made! SO soft, chewy in all the right places, gooey thanks to the mallows, and seriously so so yummy. My favorite part though is how easy it is to make! One bowl, simple ingredients and instructions. I used Graham Crackers and it was perfect. Bringing them to all of our family functions from here on out!

  10. Si,
    I would love to try and make this into a giant cookie — basically like the Levain cookies. Do you have any recommendations on where to start with the measurements?

  11. 4 stars
    I just made these cookies and they taste amazing, but mine don’t look anything like yours, Si! Mine are flat, and even when I tried to push them in on the edges they fell apart when I took them off the cookie sheet. Next time I am going to try refrigerating the dough like you say in your notes. By the way, I just got your recipe book in the mail this week and it is stunning and beautiful;)

  12. 5 stars
    These cookies are even more fun to eat than s’mores! We often eat these around our gas patio fireplace and they are totally satisfying! The way the marshmallow melts, browns a little on the bottom and adds a little chewiness is a delightful surprise. Once I used squares of Ghirardelli chocolate with caramel filling because I did not have enough Hersheys’ chocolate squares and those were fantastic too.

  13. 5 stars
    First made these when the recipe was released and haven’t stopped thinking about them (and making them) since! These are great during the summer or to take to a party.

  14. 5 stars
    These are hands down our new family favorite, it’s always a fight to get the last one. We always have to make “s’more” because they’re gone in a flash at our house! 🤤

  15. 5 stars
    We loved these cookies! Like a chocolate chip cookie with a s’mores melted on top. I baked them at 350 because my oven can be a little hot and they turned out perfect.

  16. 1 star
    Base cookie dough was too sweet. Including the marshmallows in the dough just made for misshapen melted crispy edges to most of the cookies. The golden grahams are chewy in the finished cookie. I didn’t overcook. I rolled and chilled for 24 hours. About 10% of the cookies look nice. I’d recommend omitting mini marshmallows in the dough and reducing the white sugar in the dough by half a cup. Too bad, it’s a nice idea.