Want S’More?

As the More is More Mom®, I am all about…..s’more! I mean really, what better way to celebrate summer’s end than with everyone’s favorite, All American, camp-fire dessert? The perfect punctuation to a wonderful family dinner with friends….. S’more cookies!

Chocolate & Toffee S’more Cookies:

These cookies are everything that is good about summer vacation; though to make them requires a little planning ahead. The dough needs to chill in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours, so in the end, they become a slice and bake cookie. What could be easier to manage that that?

This recipe makes 12 large size cookies.

The Dough:


In a mixing bowl, combine;

1 ½ cups of flour

½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

¾ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt


In another mixing bowl, combine;

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

1/4 cup shortening

¾ cup sugar

¾ cup brown sugar (I like light)

Mix until nice and fluffy


Beat in;

1 large egg, slightly beaten (naturally, as the More is More Mom, I mad a double batch)

2 tsp pure vanilla (imitation is never a form of flattery when it comes to vanilla…)

Mix in;

Flour mixture until the dough starts to come together


1 – 8 oz package of toffee baking bits

Mix well.


On a floured surface, shape dough into a long log that is approximately 3” in diameter.

Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, but even better overnight


Now, we can do things the hard way or the easy way. You know me, I prefer to make them as complicated as humanly possible. For the sake of authenticity, I ground my own graham cracker crumbs, but you are welcome to purchase them that way from the grocery store.

In a bowl, mix together;


½ cup of graham cracker crumbs (if you are having a Martha Moment by grinding them at home, you will need about 4 whole graham crackers….tastes like childhood)

2 cups mini marshmallows

½ cup of sweetened, condensed milk

It will be extremely sticky!

Pre-heat oven to 350°

Line baking sheets with parchment paper (it’s truly a miracle because nothing sticks to it)

Remove dough from the fridge and unwrap

Cut dough into 3/4’” slices

Arrange 3-4 slices on a baking sheet (not too close because these puppies are really going to spread…like my waistline after eating all of these cookies!)

Place a heaping tablespoon of the marshmallow mixture in the center of each slice

Bake cookies, switching racks halfway through, until the cookies turn a lovely golden brown, approximately 18-22 minutes

Slide cookies off of baking sheet with the use of the parchment paper, and allow to cool completely on a rack

Repeat until all of the dough has been sliced and baked

Arrange and serve


Your guests will be delighted with this summertime treat, because there is always room for…s’more!



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3 responses to “Want S’More?

  1. Vanessa, I equally love you and loathe you at the moment 🙂
    Those look so tasty and are so perfectly me. I’ll be starting them today so I can share them at a play date tomorrow.
    Good luck with Linda Yu. I’ll be watching.

  2. So I started making these yesterday. I was so excited I forgot to get enough brown sugar at the store. Not wanting to wait another day, I Googled how to make your own brown sugar. Turns out it’s pretty easy to do.
    Just finished making your delicious cookies this afternoon and they are already a family favorite.
    The first tray is barely out of the oven and my husband has had 2.
    Delicious. Thank you!

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