S’mores cookies

Graham cracker crumbs give enough heft to keep these chocolate chip cookies soft, while mini marshmallows ramp up the excitement level for the kids. Adapted from The Pollan Family Table.


  • 6 graham cracker sheets (2 crackers per sheet), or about 1 cup coarse graham crumbs
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (omit if using salted butter)
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 2 1.55 ounce milk chocolate bars (regular Hershey bar size), broken into small half-squares (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place graham crackers in a sealed plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin or large spoon into coarse crumbs. Set aside.
  3. Place softened butter in a mixing bowl with granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Using a fork or electric mixer, mix together until creamy. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix baking soda and salt (if using) into the flour. Add flour mixture into the egg mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Using a spoon, stir in chocolate chips followed by graham cracker crumbs.
  6. Using a tablespoon measure, drop spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet about two inches apart. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until they are done but not yet browned on top (cookies will be lightly brown on the bottom). Push 2-3 marshmallows into each cookie, along with 1-2 chocolate pieces. Remove to wire rack to cool.


  • The original recipe calls for a baking temperature of 375 degrees F, but I have better results (and fewer overbaked cookies) at 350 degrees F.
  • Milk chocolate chips are truer to the taste of classic s’mores, but what I usually have on hand is semi-sweet. Don’t sweat it – it’s really the marshmallows that make it a s’mores cookie.
  • For half-recipe: 3 graham cracker sheets, 1 stick butter, 6 tablespoons granulated sugar, 6 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1 egg, 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 cup chocolate chips, 1/2 cup mini marshmallows, 1 Hershey bar.

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