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S’mores Cookie Cake

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S’mores Cookie Cake: A marvelous cookie cake with all the amazing flavors of your favorite campfire treat! 3 delicious layers! 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 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.

  • This flavor combination will bring you back to childhood picnics and campouts.
  • This s’mores dessert is less messy to eat than the traditional s’mores and just as tasty!
  • No fire needed for this recipe!
Overhead view of a S'mores Cookie Cake with a blue and white striped napkin

Frequently Asked Questions

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  and S’mores Cookies are more family favorites!

What Is S'mores Short For?

This contraction is short for Some More. The most likely reason for this name is that the combination of graham crackers, toasted marshmallows and chocolate is so good that everyone wants some more.

How Long Have S'mores Been Around?

The first recipe was published in 1927 in the Girl Scout guidebook, Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. Loretta Scott Crew is credited with developing the recipe.

What Food Goes with S'mores?

Try different chocolate bars, bittersweet or even white chocolate. Or how about a peanut butter cup? Big homemade marshmallows would be wonderful. These can be made in different flavors.

Add some berries to the chocolate and marshmallow filling or even a slice or two of banana. I would have to chase one of these down with a glass of milk, but hot chocolate and Irish coffee would be wonderful around the fire.

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. This big S’mores Cookie has the crucial 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!

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This recipe was first shared in 2012. The text and/or photos were updated in 2016, 2021.

S'mores Cookie Cake

The Recipe: 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.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 426Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 208mgCarbohydrates: 67gFiber: 3gSugar: 47gProtein: 6g

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33 comments on “S’mores Cookie Cake”

  1. Those toasted marshmallows are calling my name!! SO gorgeous.

  2. This is quite possibly the most sophisticated version of this tasty fireside treat I have ever seen. We are going to have s’mores the traditional way on the weekend with my cousin and her hubby and two kids but I’m sure they would have loved this version too.

  3. This looks like a crowd-pleaser! I love all things smores-related. What a great dessert for summer fun!

  4. What a fun and creative idea! Who doesn’t love the great taste of S’Mores? And always nice to discover a new dish using them. Thanks!

  5. Liz, I am a bit jealous of your trips to Aspen 🙂 I guess I will have to have a slice of this cookie cake and pretend I am there!

  6. Dear Lizzy, what beautiful memories and what a beautiful cake! This decadent s’mores treat would be a hit with my family at summer gatherings. Looks absolutely divine! xoxo, Catherine

  7. I love this take on s’mores, and I especially love that perfectly toasted marshmallow topping!

  8. Heading to Colorado (after a stop in NJ)…I’ll have to make your splendid S’Mores Cake and celebrate the beauty that is Colorado =) P.s. Aspen sounds a bit fancier than Boulder =)

  9. Colorado is on my vacation bucket list…one day! I will make that cookie cake way way sooner, looks amazing….maybe with a scoop of marshmallow ice cream lol.

  10. What a rich and stunning chocolate treat!

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