Vegan S’mores Cookies

These delicious Vegan S’mores Cookies combine chocolate chips, vegan marshmallows, and a buttery, dense cookie crumb. You won’t want to stop at one cookie!

Several vegan s'mores cookies sit on a white countertop.

S’mores Cookies

I have to tell you something that some people find quite startling. Are you sitting down? OK. Here goes.

Marshmallows are not vegetarian.

Most people look at me with a mixture of shock and disbelief when I tell them that. How could something so innocent and puffy and sweet not be vegetarian?

I was vegetarian for years before I realized this sad truth. I still walk through the baked good aisles and eye with envy those big, puffy balls of sweetness. But now you can buy vegetarian marshmallows. And that’s basically the inspiration (and celebration) behind these vegan s’mores cookies.

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • KID-FRIENDLY — Kids can help with making these cookies…and they will enjoy eating them, too.
  • PARTY FAVORITE — Kids of all ages love s’mores, so it makes sense that they’ll love having it in cookie form, too!
  • MAKE-AHEAD — Make the cookies ahead of time and freeze them to serve later.

How to Make Vegan S’mores Cookies

  1. Chop the mini marshmallows in half. Chop the graham crackers into pieces. Set aside.
  2. Cream vegan butter until light. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy.
    Looking at a beater full of creamy vegan butter and sugar whipped together in a stand mixer.
  3. Stir together dry ingredients, from the flour to the salt.
  4. Pour the flour mixture over the butter mixture and mix to combine. 
  5. Add some of the chopped graham crackers.
    A hand holds a bowl of chopped graham crackers, pouring them into a bowl with cookie batter.
  6. Stir chocolate chips, chopped graham crackers, and marshmallows into the cookie dough batter.
    A hand stirs marshmallows and chocolate chips into cookie dough.
  7. Bake cookie dough balls for 8 minutes. Remove the pan and add reserved chopped marshmallows and chopped graham crackers.
    A hand presses marshmallows into cookies. There are bowls of chocolate chips, marshmallows, and chopped graham crackers next to the pan.
  8. Return to the oven and bake for 2 more minutes, until the cookies are done.
  9. Cool cookies on the pan slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. While the cookies are still warm, add a piece of chocolate bar to the center. 

Storage Tips

Baked cookies should be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days at room temperature, for one week in the fridge, and up to 2 months in the freezer. Freezer tips: Roll the entire batch into cookie dough balls, place them on a tray and put that tray in the freezer. Wait about 15 minutes and then transfer those cookie dough balls to a freezer bag. 

Looking down on a cookie with other cookies around it. There are chocolate chunks and marshmallows on each cookie.

Key Ingredients

  • Graham crackers — We’ll chop a few graham cracker pieces to add to the cookies.
  • Vegetarian marshmallows — My favorite brand is Dandies for mini marshmallows.
  • Vegan butter — You can use storebought or make your own homemade vegan butter. Either way, be sure not to use soft tub margarine. It has too much water content and will not create the best cookies.
  • Sugar — You’ll need both brown sugar and granulated sugar.
  • Flour — We’ll be using all-purpose flour for this recipe.
  • Cornstarch — A little bit of cornstarch creates cohesiveness in these cookies.
  • Baking soda + baking powder
  • Chocolate Chips — We’ll be using some dairy-free chocolate chips in the cookies.
  • Dark chocolate bar  — This is optional, but I like chopping a bittersweet dark chocolate bar into small bars and putting that small rectangle of chocolate on top of each cookie. It adds drama and a bit of bittersweet chocolate. It’s delicious!
A hand holds a cookie with a bite taken out, hovering over a stack of the cookies.

More Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you love these vegan s’mores cookies, you’ll want to try even more delicious vegan cookies. Here are some favorites:

Looking down on rows of cookies with chocolate chunks and marshmallows on each.
A vegan s'mores cookie sits next to other cookies.

Vegan S’mores Cookies

Who can deny the attraction to these delicious vegan S'mores cookies in the summertime or any time of year? Chocolate chip cookies adorned with graham crackers, vegetarian marshmallows, and chocolate pieces are the best!
5 from 3 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 210kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 graham crackers
  • 1 cup mini vegetarian marshmallows
  • 1 cup vegan butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  • ½ cup dark chocolate bar (chopped into small bars – see notes)

Instructions

  • Chop the mini marshmallows in half. Chop the graham crackers into pieces. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl combine cream vegan butter until light and fluffy. Add the sugars and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, around 2 minutes. Add the vanilla. Mix again until well incorporated. Set aside.
  • In a medium-size bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine. Pour the flour mixture over the butter mixture and mix to combine.
  • Reserve some of the marshmallows. Then add the chocolate chips, chopped graham crackers, and remaining marshmallows into the cookie dough batter. Stir to combine. Refrigerate the batter for 30 minutes to an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C.
  • Keep a mister nearby to lightly mist the dough if necessary. This dough is a little bit dry when chilled, but it creates the best cookies.
  • Use a cookie dough dispenser to drop rounded spoonfuls of cookie dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet, roughly 2" apart. Bake for 8 minutes, then remove and add reserved chopped marshmallows and some chopped graham cracker pieces. Return to the oven and bake for 2 more minutes, until the edges are golden brown, but cookies are still soft.
  • Remove from the oven and use a butter knife to fix any messy marshmallows or chocolate on the cookies. Allow the cookies to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Then add a piece of chocolate bar to the center. Repeat with the remaining dough. 
  • Freezer tips: Roll the entire batch into cookie dough balls, place them on a tray and put that tray in the freezer. Wait about 15 minutes and then transfer those cookie dough balls to a freezer bag.
  • Baked cookies should be stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days at room temperature, for one week in the fridge, and up to 2 months in the freezer.

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Notes

Be sure the measure the flour carefully. To do this, sift the flour first and then spoon it into the measuring cup. Use the flat end of a butter knife to scrape off any extra flour from the top. 
I used a bittersweet chocolate bar (70% chocolate or higher) because these cookies are relatively sweet because of the marshmallows. The bittersweet chocolate adds chocolate flavor without adding too much additional sweetness. It’s perfect!
I keep a water spray bottle near the dough as I’m rolling the cookie dough balls. This dough can get a bit dry when refrigerated too long. The water mister adds a bit of moisture, but not too much. Too much moisture will cause a flatter cookie, which will still taste great!
Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 0.2mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 362IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

This post was originally published in 2014 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2022.

12 Responses to Vegan S’mores Cookies

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAidee Reply

    5 stars
    These were amazing! Everyone loved them

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks, Aidee. Interestingly enough. Your name is very similar to my daughter’s. She and I share the same middle name, which is Adele, and she goes by Adee. So when I saw your name, I smiled! I’m so glad you liked these vegan cookies. I just love vegan marshmallows!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyShoshana Reply

    What brand of vegan graham crackers are you using? I can never find any!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      We’re not that picky about honey so we will buy graham crackers that have honey, but no dairy. But we have also used Annie’s Bunny Grahams. They’re good to munch on too!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyWendy | Around My Family Table Reply

    5 stars
    Woo hoo for vegan marshmallows! Suzanne’s Ricemellow Creme Marshmallow Fluff is really good if you ever need the spreadable kind.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Ooh, Wendy, that’s a great tip!I’m including the link to Suzanne’s Ricemellow Creme Marshmallow Fluff in case anyone else needs it.

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyTom @ Raise Your Garden Reply

    I just made s’mores over a fire two nights ago with my kid’s. Wow that was there first and they keep asking when are we going to do that again? The problems is that overall those s’mores were not exactly a health item. You just gave me a s’more solution. These are a million times healthier and will satisfy our need for the s’more!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      You could make these even healthier by using coconut sugar. It’s always a fine line balancing between healthy and tasty. You have to have both…especially to make little ones happy!

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLindsey @ American Heritage Cooking Reply

    I’ve never had a vegan cookie before but these look great! I did know that marshmallows aren’t vegetarian but I didn’t know you could get a vegetarian type! Why didn’t I know this before smores week?!!?

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I know – who would have thought marshmallows would not be vegetarian? So glad they make a veggie kind though!

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyHeather @ French Press Reply

    your cookies look simply delicious!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks, Heather!

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