Perfect S’more Cookies

A recipe for the perfect s’more cookie. A traditional summer treat turned into an incredible cookie that not only tastes amazing but stays soft.

Perfect S'more Cookies Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

I watched America’s Got Talent for the first time in my life. Magic baffles me. Some things just don’t make sense. Some times you know it’s just tricking the eye, but other things… how in the world??? And then there’s the young opera singers. Wow.

Also, I’m still totally obsessed with SYTYCD (because for whatever reason it’s just easier to type out the initials, but it’s kind of not too). Are you watching? I’m totally impressed and in awe by how talented these kids are. I mean they’re really just kids to me!

And then there’s the food shows. Someone please tell me food truck race is a summer thing too because I kind of need that to come back. It’s fun.

Perfect S'more Cookies Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

I’ve been holding out on you. And for that, I’m deeply sorry.

These are the most amazing cookies I’ve ever made and even ever had made by anyone else in my life. I’m not even slightly kidding on this. They’re better than snickerdoodles and any oatmeal cookie, thick or chewy. They’re better than any gingerbread cookie you throw my way. All of that, is saying a lot! These are amazingly crazy good, just flat out perfect.

Perfect S'more Cookies Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Somehow in the baking process, the cookies eat the graham crackers. That’s not a bad thing. It’s like the cookie is devouring itself. Flavor throughout. And let’s not forget the big chunks of chocolate. And the perfect amount of marshmallow in each cookie. Not too much or too little, just right. Clearly we’re having a Goldilocks moment here.

Have I mentioned how amazingly soft these stay, in addition to being the most delicious cookies I’ve ever eaten? I’m talking these stay soft for days and days… IF the cookies make it that long – they’ll still be soft. Of course they won’t last that long because you’ll want to eat them right away – for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but if they do last that long, they’ll still be awesome. Just as perfect as the first day, if not better.

I’ve said it before, and I’ve always meant it, but I mean it 200x more this time.

You NEED to make these. They are life changing cookies.

Perfect S'more Cookies Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

More cookie recipes to try:
Cake batter funfetti chocolate chip cookies
Applesauce oatmeal cookies
World peace cookies
Biscoff oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Lemon sugar cookies
Jumbo dark chocolate chunk oatmeal cookies
Pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies
Gingerbread kiss cookies

Perfect S'more Cookies

A traditional summer treat turned into an incredible cookie that not only tastes amazing but stays soft.
Prep Time1 d
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time1 d 14 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookie
Servings: 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C cake flour
  • 3/4 C bread flour
  • 1/2 tsp tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp course sea salt
  • 1 C mini Hershey's chocolate kisses
  • 1/2 C crushed graham crackers
  • 1 C mini marshmallows

Instructions

  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream butter and sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla, followed by both flours, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined and smooth. Stir in chocolate kisses, mini marshmallows and crushed graham crackers by hand. Transfer dough to a large bowl, cover and chill for 24 hours or at least overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Allow dough to warm and soften at room temperature until you can easily scoop. Form slightly larger than golfball size balls of dough, being sure to not have marshmallows on the bottom or lower sides of the ball. It's best to press marshmallows into the center of the dough when possible as the cookies will hold their shape better while cooking. Place balls of dough 2" apart on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes or until edges are lightly golden. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes prior to carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container.

Notes

An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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96 Responses to “Perfect S’more Cookies”

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    Tieghan — June 24, 2013 at 6:49 am

    These really do look perfect! Wow!

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      Rachel — June 24, 2013 at 9:48 am

      Thanks so much Tieghan

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    Christine (Cook the Story) — June 24, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Oh how I love soft cookies. And s’mores. These sound perfect!

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      Rachel — June 24, 2013 at 9:49 am

      They really are! :)

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    Jamie @lifelovelemons — June 24, 2013 at 7:37 am

    i looooveee smores cookies! def need to try this recipe out!

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      Rachel — June 24, 2013 at 9:49 am

      You really should! You’ll love them.

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — June 24, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I’ve never been a big fan of graham crackers but absolutely devour s’mores. These look right up my alley! So gooey and delicious.

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      Rachel — June 24, 2013 at 9:49 am

      Funny how the right combination changes everything huh? :)

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — June 24, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Look at those marshmallows getting all gooey!

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    Tracey — June 24, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Oh these so make me wish we lived closer. I’d have snuck over and stolen a few fresh from the oven :) Love all things ‘smores!

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      Rachel — June 24, 2013 at 9:49 am

      Ha! It’s such torture living so far from everyone sometimes.

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — June 24, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Rachel, these look amazing!

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      Rachel — June 24, 2013 at 9:50 am

      Thanks Jen! :)

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — June 24, 2013 at 8:58 am

    OK, if you say these are the best cookies you’ve ever made, I MUST try them!! They look so soft and yummy!

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      Rachel — June 24, 2013 at 9:50 am

      They seriously are, so you must :)

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    Jen @JuanitasCocina — June 24, 2013 at 9:10 am

    See, the gooey marshmallow shots just slay me.

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    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — June 24, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Oh that gooey marshmallow and chocolate are calling my name!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 24, 2013 at 9:50 am

    There’s way too much goodness going on! The gooey marshmallows (love the stringy gooey!) and the graham crackers and the chocolate. They do look perfect!

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      Rachel — June 24, 2013 at 11:45 am

      Thanks so much Averie!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — June 24, 2013 at 10:01 am

    These cookies look pretty darn delicious. Smores are always a great thing in my house.

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    Dan from Platter Talk — June 24, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I love this idea, especially for summer! My kids will too, I know! Thanks for sharing!

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    katie — June 24, 2013 at 10:26 am

    You have my mouth watering girlfriend! I haven’t made/eaten s’mores cookies in forever… must make soon!

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      Rachel — June 24, 2013 at 11:46 am

      Haha I’m glad… and you should! :)

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — June 24, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I just started drooling as soon as I saw those stringy sticky melted marshmallows! YUM!

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    marcie@flavorthemoments — June 24, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I’m a s’mores kind of girl for sure, and these cookies do look perfect. I need to get on these soon!

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    carrian — June 24, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Totally have to make these for the kiddos as a surprise! They will love it!

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      Rachel — June 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm

      They’d seriously love them!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — June 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    OBSESSED with these! That gooey marshmallow is just the best!!

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — June 24, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Best is a powerful word, but based on these pictures, I am willing to take your word for it!

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      Rachel — June 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      It is a powerful word but accurate too ;)

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — June 24, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I’ll take 17 of these perfect cookies! Dang girl, love the marshmallow!

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    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker — June 24, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    These look delicious…I love the ooey-gooey marshmallows!!

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    natalie@thesweetslife — June 24, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    well, you’ve totally convinced me!!!!

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      Rachel — June 24, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      Yay! I’ve done my job ;)

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — June 24, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I need these cookies in my life, stat! YUM! :)

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      Rachel — June 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Yes you totally do!

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    Aggie — June 24, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    These are so fun!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — June 24, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    They look amazing Rachel! I always have trouble using marshmallows in cookies. The marshmallows explode and disappear in the dough! Could just be me. I have the worst luck lol.

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      Rachel — June 25, 2013 at 7:01 am

      Isn’t that part of the fun, disappearing ingredients? lol ;)

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 24, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Good lordy do these look amazing, Rachel! Really, I am SO making these soon! Brilliant recipe!

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      Rachel — June 25, 2013 at 7:01 am

      Thanks Georgia!

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    Paula — June 24, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    If your descriptive post did not convince me the stack of cookies certainly did. On my *will bake* list!

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    Nessa — June 24, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    I can’t wait for food truck race to come back! These cookies- I think I’m in love :)

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    Danielle — June 24, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Wow, these cookies look Delicious! Life changing indeed! This is the perfect summer treat for my family (we are chocolate and marshmallow freaks!). I can’t wait to try them! xo

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — June 24, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    I am completely open to having my life changed by a cookie. We’ve had a run of bad luck this year. Maybe s’more cookies will turn it around. Or at least help me forget. They look delicious.

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      Rachel — June 25, 2013 at 7:02 am

      Aww well I hope these cookies help a little, even if for a moment.

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — June 25, 2013 at 1:23 am

    As soon as I’ve tasted the real smores, I’m going to try this cookie recipe. Looks so delish :)

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — June 25, 2013 at 6:14 am

    Oh my!! I want these. I mean, afterall, they are the most amazing cookie ever!!!

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    Rachel Cooks — June 25, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Perfect is right! These look amazing!

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      Rachel — June 25, 2013 at 12:01 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — June 25, 2013 at 9:26 am

    “The cookies eat the graham crackers” lol that made me laugh :)

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      Rachel — June 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm

      lol It’s the truth! Of course I was bummed at first but I swear it somehow made them so much better than I could’ve imagined.

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    ashley - baker by nature — June 25, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I’d say these are the definition of perfection! I want a dozen… please!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — June 25, 2013 at 11:44 am

    gimme s’more!! hahaaaaaaa ;) these look super good! i love the idea of having it in a cookie – it’s like less mess and all in one delicious package!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — June 25, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Now that my beautiful new stand mixer is sitting on my countertop, I want to make ALL THE THINGS in it. Starting with these cookies.

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    Kristine — June 25, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    These look so so good! I need a dessert to bring to a get-together this weekend, and I think I just found it! Your photos are beautiful!

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      Rachel — June 25, 2013 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them if you end up trying them :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 27, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Oh goodness, these cookies look utterly delightful! I love this recipe, and I need these!

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    Jess @ Gas Stove Girl — June 28, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Hi Rachel. These look FANTASTIC! I want to bring them to a cookout I have this weekend, but I’m wondering…you say to chill at least overnight. If I can’t get around to preparing the dough tonight, will it really affect the cookies? Could I chill them for a few hours tomorrow before baking?

    Thanks!

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      Rachel — June 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

      They’ll turn out much better with more chill time – it allows the flavors to come together more and also harden up the dough a bit. So long as you’re able to chill the dough completely prior to baking, you shouldn’t have an issue.

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    Amber — July 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    These look so yummy! I am going to attempt them for an upcoming camp themed baby shower!

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    lulu — July 18, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Hi Rachel, I bookmarked this S’more cookie recipce until now… and discovered something BETTER to replace the mini-marshmallows, are you game? It’s called Mallow-Bits, in a shake jar. it’s whole lot smaller bits, as in size of a corn kennel… Yes, I found within this past week 3 recipes from different foodies using the Mallow-bits in their S’more recipes… Made your cookies today and now my 5 year old grandson is a Happy Camper … get it?

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      Rachel — July 18, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      Glad to hear you and your grandson enjoyed them!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — July 31, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Loving your S’more Cookies, Rachel! They DO look perfect! xo

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    Cathy — July 31, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    These look heavenly!

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    Kea — August 7, 2013 at 9:37 am

    These look wonderful! Do you think they would freeze well? My only concern would be the marshmellows!

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      Rachel — August 7, 2013 at 10:12 am

      You could probably freeze the dough. I’m not sure how well actual cookies would freeze though.

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    Candice — August 9, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I just made these cookies and they are GENIUS. I’m not a s’more fan but these are amazing. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it is going in my book.

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      Rachel — August 9, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      So glad to hear you enjoyed them! :)

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    Allison — August 20, 2013 at 10:05 am

    I would love to try these cookies, but I only have all-purpose flour on hand. Has anyone tried to make it with just all-purpose flour instead of a mix of cake flour and bread flour?

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      Rachel — August 20, 2013 at 5:05 pm

      You’re welcome to try and see how it turns out, but if it doesn’t turn out, don’t blame me ;) I always make this particular recipe as it’s listed and gives incredible results when followed. Good luck!

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    Cara — September 7, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Do you have to chill dough overnight?

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      Rachel — September 7, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      As stated in the recipe, you’re to chill the dough for 24 hours or overnight. Enjoy!

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    hilary — September 21, 2013 at 9:32 am

    These are yummy- but tricky; Some marshmallows migrated to the edge of my cookies during the baking process and made a burnt/candied edge on the cookie that I had the cut off. Next time I might use the same recipe, but do these as cookie bars…. I won’t put the marshmallows in the dough, I will press them into the top of the cookie bars when they are about 2/3 cooked already. That being said, my family still loved these cookies, even if they didn’t come out as beautiful as yours!

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      Rachel — September 21, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      Yes, it’s important to make sure the marshmallows are not on the bottom or lower sides of the dough balls, as stated, otherwise the caramelization will occur. I’m glad you still enjoyed them! :)

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    Ashleigh — September 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    These were too sweet, but very soft and chewy! I will omit the 1/2 cup of granulated sugar next time.

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