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Match Made in Heaven: Cookies with Marshmallows [The Original S’mores Cookie]

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There are a lot of duplicates of this recipe all over the internet, but this is the original s’mores cookie recipe! The official, authentic, legitimate and original s’more cookie recipe!

I created this recipe over a decade ago! It has truly stood the test of time, and is such a hit that it has spurred copycat recipes and variations all over the place!

Originally Posted 2009 | Updated 2020

But, as we all know, nothing is better than the original! And this, is the original.

Kitchen S’mores

S'mores cookies in your kitchen

What could possibly be better than s’mores in your kitchen? This s’mores cookie has marshmallows plus chocolate, and is so much fun because it is baked on top of an actual graham cracker!

And you don’t need any special equipment like a blow torch or even a broiler oven!

Cookies with marshmallows!

Chewy and Crunchy

These cookies are truly the best of both worlds; they are chewy like a cookie and crunchy like a s’more. However, unlike true s’mores you don’t have to wait for summer, or great weather or even have a fire pit!

cookies with marshmallows

All you need are s’mores ingredients, plus a little flour and sugar.

It’s the best of everything! Crackers + cookies + marshmallows + chocolate.

Match Made in Heaven:
Cookies with Marshmallows
[The Original S’mores Cookie]

cookies with marshmallows

You will have so much fun with these cookies. They are so unique and will remind you of the best of summer campfires! Thus named: Campfire Cookies!

When eaten warm, the cookie with melted marshmallow oozes out and replicates warm summer nights by the fire. When cooled, the marshmallow becomes a little bit chewy and adds an extra dimension to this yummy treat!

Match Made in Heaven: Cookies with Marshmallows [The Original S'mores Cookie]

Campfire Cookies

Catherine Olson
The original s'more cookie! These cookies with marshmallows are truly the best of both worlds; they are chewy like a cookie and crunchy like a s'more. However, unlike true s'mores you don't have to wait for summer, or great weather or even have a fire pit!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 dozen


  • Hand Mixer


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, or chopped up Hershey's chocolate bar
  • 1 package graham crackers


  • Cream together butter and sugar until incorporated
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat thoroughly until mixture comes together
  • Stir in flour, salt, baking soda, marshmallows and chocolate
  • The most fun part about these cookies is that you actually bake the cookie on top of a whole graham cracker
  • Break graham crackers in half and place evenly apart on a cookie sheet
  • Place a heaping tablespoon of dough on top of the center of each graham cracker
  • Bake at Fahrenheit 350° for 11 minutes
  • *Do not bake for more than 11 minutes or the graham cracker will burn
  • Some of the marshmallow may toast off the cracker, but simply remove the cracker from your cookie sheet and quickly transfer to a wire rack
Keyword Cookies with Marshmallows

What About Graham Cracker Flour?

This comes down to personal preference. I would much rather get my graham cracker flavor from the cracker itself, but a lot of people have asked about using graham cracker flour instead.

Using graham cracker flour will create a more traditional cookie, so if you opt for this route, split your flour ratio 50/50 between the two types of flours.

s'mores cookies

Should I be Worried About the Marshmallow Burning?

Nope! These are s’mores cookies after all! A little burnt marshmallow will just remind you of your favorite summer campfire memories!

Plus, these really don’t cook high enough or close enough to the flame to do more than simply melt the marshmallow.

Are Chocolate Chips or Hershey’s Chocolate Chunks Better?

Chocolate chips will be the easiest way to make these cookies. Most likely you’ve got them on hand, and you don’t have to make any advance preparations.

A Hershey’s Chocolate bar will be the most authentic, and you can easily break this up and mix it in, or stick a few squares on the top of each dough mound.

Match Made in Heaven: Cookies with Marshmallows [The Original S'mores Cookie]

As for me, I actually prefer using shaved chocolate! It disperses best throughout the cookie and mixes with the melted marshmallow.

No matter what you use it won’t affect the taste in any way!

Like this recipe? Check Out More S’more Inspired Desserts!


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  1. OH MY GOD, what an amazing creation, Kitty! Seeing those beautiful , gooey, marshmallow chocolate chip cookies atop graham crackers nearly sent me running to the kitchen to see if I had all the ingredients, at almost I'm in LOVE with this recipe! I didn't even realize there was a S'mores challenge too! There are so many challenges in the food blogging world, I lose track! OH, BTW, Happy anniversary to you and your hubby!

  2. These look amazing!! Yes, August is the month for everything. We did everything at the end of summer because otherwise it was still raining.

  3. they really didnt turn out, the cracker burnt before the cookies got a chance to be cooked. Consider baking the cookies for a couple minutes then transferring them onto the cracker

  4. I made the Campfire Cookies tonight as a non-traditional Thanksgiving dessert. They were fantastic. Like s'mores, but indoors. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe.

  5. These are FABULOUS. Writing this comment while eating my third one. They are SO easy to make, very few dishes, simple ingredients with wonderful results. New fav!

  6. This sounds yummy. Any suggestions for high altitude adjustments, since this Oregon girl is now in Colorado? And to be fair, September is usually nicer than June in Oregon, right?

  7. Hi Grandma! This is actually adjusted already for high altitude. This Oregon girl has moved to Utah. If the dough feels a little sticky add a few extra tablespoons of flour.

  8. I just made these and they are AMAZING! Definitely bookmarking this recipe. The raw dough is even really addicting!! I suppose I may be a little biased though.. I have a slight obsession with s'mores 😉

  9. I just made some and they are so yummy! My only question is are they suppose to be so salty? I used the amount the recipe called for and they were a bit too salty for my liking…

  10. Loving that everyone is enjoying these cookies as much as I do!

    They should not be super salty, I'm sorry you had that experience. I'd recommend omiting the salt, and test bake one cookie. If it tastes to your liking – voila!

  11. Absolutely LOVE these cookies. The first two batches are in the oven and the third is still baking. These were shut-the-front-door delicious. I honestly could eat them all day! I didn't have any mini-marshmallows but slicing big ones did just fine. The recipe had a large yield of 3 dozen and you could probably do 4 if you don't do huge scoops! Great "study day" snack that I plan to share! Thanks for sharing – I plan to do the same!

  12. I made them and they were ok. I'm pretty sure they would be amazing if the marshmallows wouldn't have disappeared? I don't know what happened but I couldn't taste them or see them when they were finished! Please help!

  13. The marshmallows will melt slightly, but they shouldn't disappear. Depending on your oven, you may need to reduce the temperature somewhat.

    I personally don't prefer the taste of graham flour. In addition, you lose the unique similarity to actual s'mores when you don't bake them on an actual graham cracker – but it sounds like you've got a great idea for a new type of cookie!

  14. Perfect cookie to make for a bake sale, especially since I had bought graham crackers and gieant hershey chocolate bar for s’mores that didn’t happen last summer.
    For the previous comments that complained about the graham cracker overcooking…always adjust your oven rack to just below the middle. Use your convection feature at 325* if you have the option. Never bake your cookies at the bottom of the oven. They always are too brown and crispy by the time the top is done.

  15. This is my favorite cookie of all time!!!! I've been making them for years. … Just wanted to say thank you for the recipe!!! 🙂

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