Smores cookies without graham crackers

S’mores Cookies Without Graham Crackers

These yummy crisp and chewy s’mores cookies without graham crackers are always a hit! Chewy cookies with gooey chocolate, melty marshmallows, and crisp biscuit in every bite. Not to mention a surprise gooey marshmallow middle! Plus, you don’t need a campfire to enjoy these beauties, so you can whip them up all year round!

Smores cookies without graham crackers

Are you a camper?

If you know me personally, you’ll know I’m not really a camper. I like my warm comfy bed with solid walls around me, and my cosy slippers for my feet which are often cold. Not to mention the ease of a plumbed toilet and warm showers 😘

However, our kids have recently been asking about going camping and are slowly wearing me down. My instinct is still to enjoy all my creature comforts, but for beautiful insistence of my babies, I am slowly moving towards “OK, let’s give it a go and see how we all enjoy it”.

Funny how kids change us, huh? 😉

Smores cookies without graham crackers recipe

Regardless, I do enjoy campfires. The smell of a campfire alone is like nothing else, plus sitting beside one, holding marshmallows over it, waiting for them to blister and melt… with the crackle and warmth of the fire just tantalizing you… there is something so comforting about it all, isn’t there?

A bit of summer time… any time!

With this ongoing love affair with s’mores, it was just a matter of time before I took inspiration for one of my bakes! And so, naturally, I had to put s’mores with one of my all-time favourite bakes: cookies!

In case you haven’t poked around my blog before, I love me some cookies! They are so versatile and quick and easy to share and eat, there is very little bad about them as far as I’m concerned! I have many I’ve shared with you, but if you’re here today you’ll probably enjoy my NYC Biscoff cookies (with delicious chunks of biscuit in the cookie too!), my chocolate orange cookies, or even my adorably fun confetti cookies!

Anyways, back to s’more making: here in the UK, we don’t get graham crackers widely in stores (they are available online, of course, as are most things these days!), so I’ve substituted the biscuit element with something more easily available here: digestive biscuits! I find using McVitie’s gives the best flavour and texture, and with it being one of the stars of the cookie, I would definitely suggest going with a good biscuit.

The making of s’mores cookies without graham crackers

These are actually rather simple to make! Cream your butter and sugars, add in the egg and vanilla. Sift in the dry ingredients, mixing partially, then fold in the choc chips, mini mallows and biscuit chunks carefully. Finally, create a cookie ball with a centre of a larger marshmallow and bake! Simples 😇

S'mores cookies ingredients
Weighing s'mores cookie
Surprise hidden marshmallow centre s'mores cookie
Gooey marshmallow s'mores cookies without graham crackers

One little thing to be careful of though: when breaking up your biscuits make sure you don’t have too many crumbs going into your cookie mix. The biscuit crumbs act almost like flour, absorbing liquids and making the whole cookie dough really dry and hard to work with when you come to bring it together at the end. Hence, in this recipe, it’s really important that you break the cookies up carefully and limit how much biscuit crumb gets into the cookie mixture.

Happy summer baking all year round, my friends! 😂💕

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S’mores Cookies (without Graham Crackers)

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by movers and bakers Course: Dessert, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

8-9

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Baking time

10

minutes
Calories per cookie

310

kcal
Total time

30

minutes

Chocolate, marshmallow and biscuit, all in a delicious s’mores cookie. Enjoy these summertime campfire favourite flavours any time of year!

Ingredients

  • 110 g (½ cup) unsalted butter

  • 75 g (¼ cup + 2 tbsp) soft light brown sugar

  • 50 g (¼ cup) caster sugar

  • 1 lge egg

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 200 g (1 ¼ cups) plain (all purpose) flour

  • 2 tsp cornflour (cornstarch)

  • ½ tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 50 g (1 cup) mini marshmallows

  • 50 g (½ cup) digestive biscuits/graham crackers, broken into chunks (see notes)

  • 50 g (½ cup + 1 tbsp) chocolate chips (I use a mix of milk and dark choc chips

  • 4-5 normal (not giant or mini!) sized marshmallows, cut in half

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 190C/375F and line a couple of baking sheets with parchment paper, then set aside.
  • Tip your butter and sugars into a mixing bowl and beat together until completely combined and slightly starting to lighten in colour. Break your egg, add in the vanilla, then beat to completely mixed in.
  • Sift in your flour, cornflour, baking powder, bicarb, and salt, then mix until about halfway to being combined. Tip in most of the chocolate chips, most of the mini marshmallows and all the broken biscuits and very carefully and gently fold in to combine.
  • Weigh out your cookie dough into roughly 90g. Split this in half, then flatten one half slightly in the palm of one hand. Place one of your halved marshmallows in the middle of the flattened cookie dough, then use the other half to cover the marshmallow, sealing it completely so it doesn’t melt out as it bakes. Place on your baking sheet, making sure to space them apart to allow for spreading, and stud with the extra choc chips and mini marshmallows.
  • Bake your cookies in your preheated oven for 10-12 minutes (mine take 11) until baked through and slightly browned at the edges. Leave to cool on the tray so they firm up, and enjoy!

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Notes

  • Breaking your biscuits into chunks rather than crushing them is important because the biscuit crumbs will make your cookies not hold together very well. So remember: no crumbs, just chunks! 😊

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