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S'mores Cookie Cake - A tasty riff on the classic campfire treat!

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S’mores Cookie Cake: A marvelous cookie cake with all the amazing flavors of your favorite campfire treat! Perfect for picnics and parties any time of year.

This S’mores Dessert Recipe starts with a cookie base is enhanced by graham cracker crumbs plus chocolate chips, then after it’s baked a milk chocolate ganache and mini marshmallow complete the classic s’mores trio!

Overhead view of a S'mores Cookie Cake wedge on a square white dessert plate

S’mores Cookie Cake

S’mores remind me of our idyllic family vacations to Aspen, Colorado each summer. We’d take killer hikes, window shop all the exclusive boutiques, sit in the grass outside the Aspen Music Festival tent listening to practice, and we’d picnic along the Roaring Fork River.

The kids were in charge of finding kindling and my dad would start a crackling campfire. We’d grill brats, munch on chips and eagerly await the next course. The scent of a pine forest still evokes memories of our meals at Maroon Lake with the breathtaking Bells in the background or the Grottos along Independence Pass. And also of those s’mores we toasted for dessert. It’s not a surprise my family was gung-ho for this S’mores Cookie Cake.

Overhead view of a S'mores Cookie Cake with a blue and white striped napkin

Summer S’mores Desserts

Fast forward to 2012 where S’mores bars and cookies are de rigueur. I decided to go one step further and make a cookie cake. I took the base I’ve used for S’mores cookies, baked it, topped it with milk chocolate ganache, followed by mini marshmallows which were browned with the broiler.

Even Katie, the pickiest family member loved this s’mores dessert recipe. So for your summer picnic, take along the epitome of the American dessert, a S’mores Cookie Cake. And when that disappears, this Easy S’mores Dessert Dip is another family favorite!

S'mores Cookie Cake wedge on a square white plate with chocolate bar squares and mini marshmallow garnishes

Tips for Making a S’mores Dessert

As you probably know, the classic campfire s’mores recipe is composed of graham crackers, a milk chocolate bar and a toasted marshmallow. Any s’mores dessert recipe needs to have that trio of ingredients.

  • For s’mores cookies or cookie cake, adding graham cracker crumb to modify a chocolate chip cookie dough is an easy way to add the graham cracker component.
  • Regular or mini chocolate chips and/or chocolate ganache provide the necessary chocolate.
  • Any sized marshmallows or marshmallow cream can be utilized for the marshmallow component.
  • PRO-Tip: If using marshmallow creme, spray your spoon with non-stick cooking spray to minimize sticking.
  • Dolloping sticky marshmallow cream on top of s’mores bars or a layer of marshmallows is much easier than making marshmallows from scratch.
  • If you’ve never made marshmallows from scratch, they’re a simple concoction of hot sugar syrup and gelatin. They’re best made in a stand mixer. Flavored with pure vanilla extract and dusted with powdered sugar, the taste is superior to anything you could buy.
  • If you love cookie cakes, check out this chocolate chip cookie cake, too!

For this S’mores Cookie Cake, You’ll Need:

14-inch Deep Dish Pizza Pan
Offset Spatula
Non-stick Foil

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S'mores Cookie Cake

S'mores Cookie Cake

A cookie cake with all the delicious flavors of s'mores

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Yield 16 servings

Ingredients

Cookie base:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Filling:

  • 12 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cream

Topping:

  • 2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Line 14 inch deep dish pizza pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars, then mix in eggs and vanilla. Slowly mix in flour, graham cracker crumbs, salt and baking soda till well incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. With an offset spatula, smooth dough into prepared pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely.
  4. Melt milk chocolate and cream together and stir till smooth. To use the microwave, stop and stir at 30-second increments till smooth. You may need to whisk the mixture to get all the chocolate bits to melt. Allow to cool slightly and spread over crust, stopping about ½ inch from the edge. Put in fridge to allow chocolate to cool.
  5. Sprinkle mini marshmallows over chocolate. Broil about 6 inches from the element for 2-3 minutes till marshmallows are light golden brown. Watch carefully to prevent burning. Cool. Run a knife under very hot water, then dry to slice.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 37mg Sodium: 208mg Carbohydrates: 67g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 47g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 6g
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