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!
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? 😉
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 😇
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! 😂💕