Day 3: S’mores Bar Cookies

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I went out today and bought my Christmas cards to send out. That’s my favorite part of the holidays.. using a ton of stamps and putting old school envelopes in the mailbox! Do you send out Christmas/Hanukkah cards?

Day 3 of my 12 days of cookies: Since my last s’mores cookie bars was such a hit, here’s another variation that’s just as good. The only thing that I shouldn’t have done is use cinnamon graham crackers.. it really offsets the taste of the s’mores. Stick to the plain graham crackers no matter how much better the cinnamon one truly is.

What I loved the most is that the cookie baked perfectly into the shape of the graham cracker after cutting it. The graham cracker does soften while in the oven, but it still has a bit of a crispy bite. You can add more than one chocolate piece on top of each cookie if you like your s’more chocolate ratio to outweigh the marshmallow and graham cracker. Recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Day 3: S’mores Bar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 11 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 3 regular sized Hershey’s bars, broken into pieces
  • 1-2 packages graham crackers, broken into squares

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line baking pans with parchment paper. I used one 11x17 pan and one 9x13 pan but you can really use any sized pans you want.
  2. Lay out graham crackers side by side on the pans as close as possible (they should be touching).For thicker cookies, use less graham crackers and more dough.
  3. Cream together the butter and both sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla.
  4. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips and marshmallows. Chill dough in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  6. Place rounded tablespoons of dough on graham crackers about 1 – 1 ½ inches apart. Use your fingertips to slightly press down.
  7. Bake for 5 minutes then remove from oven to press Hershey’s bar pieces on to the top.
  8. Bake for and additional 5 – 7 more minutes or until dough is beginning to turn golden brown at the edges. Make sure cookies are completely cool before cutting, otherwise you'll end up with a doughy mess!
http://lovintheoven.com/2011/12/day-3-smores-bar-cookies.html

Comments

  1. says

    These smores bar cookies look like the perfect little treat. I think my kids will love them because they absolutely love smores :)

    Is there a topping you recommend for the cookies (besides the extra chocolate)?

    Happy Holidays!

  2. says

    omgosh robbie freaked out so much after seeing this post. now he wants to go through your blog and tell me which recipes he wants me to try at home… looks like i’ll be baking a ton! thx a lot! lol!

  3. Anonymous says

    Hi!

    Long time follower of your blog, first time commenter. I was just checking if this recipe is supposed to read 11tbsp butter? 1 seems pretty low to me for a cookie recipe but I’m not the master baker!

    Thanks, I LOVE your 12 days of cookies!

  4. Denise says

    I looked it up on The girl who ate everything and it is supposed to be 11 TBSPS of butter! I’m going to make them right now! Can’t wait, thx Kim& I love your site:)

  5. says

    These do look tasty! I made a similar “hershey bar cookie” not too long ago that came out very delicious… very delicious indeed!

    hershey bar cake batter cookies: {http://ohshineon.com/2011/08/22/hershey-bar-cookies/}

  6. Denise says

    Ok,I made the s’mores bars & I have to say they are the perfect desert! My hubby suggested to use the Hershey’s Symphony w/ toffee bits& almond pieces in the second batch& WOW!! DELISH! Another awesome recipe, Kim!

  7. Anonymous says

    These look sooooo yummy – can’t wait to make them.

    But I think I will leave the preheat step until after the dough has been in the fridge for 1 hour!!!!

  8. says

    Just made these with a friend, they are delicious! The only problem we had was determining what size graham cracker to use. The pictures look like you cut them to fit differently than just a whole or a half. Other than that, perfect and delicious recipe thanks!

  9. Liya says

    These are delicious but very hard to make. I can’t find graham crackers that wide anywhere. ALSO, ONCE THE COOKIE BATTER RUNS TOGETHER, HOW DO YOU TELL WHERE THE CRACKERS ARE TO PLACE THE HERSHEY BAR PIECEs? They are kind of a gooey mess but hopefully my Girl Scout leader meeting will gobble them up anyway.

    • kim says

      i got my graham crackers at trader joes. as for where to place the chocolates, i just remember where i placed the graham crackers in the beginning. the individual scoops of cookie dough also help to center the graham crackers. they’re pretty uniform, so it shouldn’t be too hard.

  10. catherine says

    I absolutely ADORE this recipe! Every time I make them they don’t take long to go! I never really thought about cinnamon in a choc. Chip cookie till i read this recipe. It gives it is a tasty surprise! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Tammie says

    I really want to make these but i live in the uk and we don’t get graham crackers, what else can i use instead?

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