Stuffed S’mores Cookies

Smore Cookies BrokenSo, I fell off the low-carb wagon this weekend. Hard. Because of these cookies.  These deliciously gooey, marshmallow-stuffed cookies.

I don’t know where it came from, but I had a sudden, intense need for something flavored like s’mores.  I toyed with the idea of a cupcake but was worried that it would not capture the essential texture of a s’more. The next bet was the obvious cookie route.  Not as creative but definitely much more satisfying for this particular craving. John decisively threw in his vote for a cookie, and it was on.

I saw a few recipes for s’more cookies that simply added marshmallow to the batter of a chocolate chip cookie.  I also saw recipes that put those cookies on top of an actual graham cracker.  I knew, however, that I wanted to make a graham cracker-flavored cookie.

I found a few graham cracker cookie recipes, but once again, nothing that was exactly what I was looking for. So, I just decided to go for it.

The Plan:

(1) Take an awesome chocolate chip cookie recipe, and replace some of the flour with graham cracker crumbs.

Hindsight Tip: Be very choosy about the type of graham crackers you purchase.  I went cheap and bought the generic brand. I also failed to taste them before using them.  When my first batch of cookies was not graham-y enough, I tasted a graham cracker on its own…and it was just terrible.  Terrible! Not a good way to start a cookie dough.Graham Cracker Crumbs
(2) Next, reduce the sugar because I’m going to sweeten up the dough with mini marshmallows!

Hindsight Tip: I tested these two different ways: mixing the marshmallows in the dough with the chocolate chips and stuffing the dough with marshmallows completely hidden in the middle.  I don’t care what other recipes say.  DO NOT just mix the marshmallows in with the chocolate chips.  Sticky, marshmallow-y brittle mess.  (But still actually super tasty.)

Marshmallows

(3) Devour deliciously gooey s’mores cookies. Preferably with milk or coffee.

Hindsight Tip: Eat only one cookie.  Seriously.  They are large.  You will get sick.
Smore Cookie

STUFFED S’MORES COOKIES
(Makes 12-14 large cookies)Ingredients1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup finely crushed graham crackers crumbs (about 7 graham crackers)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 – 2 cups chocolate chips (I used a mixture of regular and mini)
about 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup coarsely crushed graham cracker pieces (about 5 graham crackers), optionalInstructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, finely crushed graham cracker crumbs, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the melted butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla and the egg and mix until just combined.
  5. Mix in the dry ingredients until fully incorporated.  You should have a slightly dry and crumbly batter.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7.  Form the cookies.
    • Use a 1.5 tablespoon scoop to measure out two scoops of dough.
    • Flatten each scoop of dough into a tiny disk.
    • Smoosh 8 mini marshmallows together and then place on one disk of dough.
    • Lay the other dough disk over the marshmallows and roll into a ball surrounding the marshmallows.
    • Optional: Roll the dough ball into the coarsely crushed graham cracker pieces.
    • Place on the cookie sheet.
  8. Bake cookies at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.  It’s okay if the middles appear slightly undercooked; they will set as the cookies cool.
  9. Cool on the pan for at least 5 minutes.  Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and let cool for another 10 minutes or so to get the full effect of the marshmallow chewiness.

I hope you enjoy!  If you give it a try, leave me your thoughts in the comments.

A link to this page has been posted on the following sites: Tasteologie, Miz Helen’s Country Cottage The Shabby Nest

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5 thoughts on “Stuffed S’mores Cookies

  1. These delicious cookies need to be in my cookie jar. We always enjoy your post at Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing them with us. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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