S'Mores Blossom Cookies

Here’s a quick video showing you just how easy these cookies are!

Out of all the cookies I have ever pawned off to anyone who will take them (and I’ve pawned off a lot, let me tell you), I’ve never had more rave reviews than today’s cookie. No lie.

Brian grabbed the tray of them to take to work on his way out the door last week with nary a word one way or the other what he thought about them.

The cuteness of cookies is always lost on him; he’d much rather rely on whether or not a cookie will rock his world with deliciousness. He’s a smart man.

But later in the day he called to say that when he set the tray down at work, he literally ate four of the delectable s’mores cookies before he even knew what he was doing (kind of a who am I and how did I get here moment) and had to force himself to walk away.

He shouldn’t have worried about self-control or the lack thereof, they were gone within minutes thanks to his valiant cookie-loving co-workers.

S'Mores Blossom Cookies

What I’m saying is: these cookies are incredible.

A riff off the classic peanut blossom cookie, these babies start with a soft graham cracker cookie and end with a hershey’s kiss while a soft, smooshy toasted marshmallow pushes it’s way into the middle.

Yum.

I’m kind of an on the fence marshmallow cookie girl but I’m pleading with you to find a way to get these cookies in your life as soon as is humanly possible.

I’m willing to bet most people would choose to eat one of these out of a lineup because they look pretty. But after one taste, they’ll know. There’s definitely more than just looks going on here.

These s’mores blossom cookies are special.

S'Mores Blossom Cookies

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S’Mores Hershey Kiss Blossom Cookies

Yield: Makes 24 cookies

S’Mores Hershey Kiss Blossom Cookies

When you cut the marshmallows in half, cut them crosswise - like a hamburger bun so you'll basically get two marshmallows with the same diameter just not as tall. Make sense? Also, kitchen shears work really well for this.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups (6 1/4 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (1.75 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1.75 ounces) light brown sugar
  • 8 rectangular graham crackers, crushed into fine crumbs, about 1 cup (4 ounces)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 large marshmallows cut in half (see note above)
  • 24 Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two large, rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper, silpat liner or lightly grease with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Using an electric handheld mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter, sugar and 3/4 cup (3 ounces) of the graham cracker crumbs for 2-3 minutes, until light and creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix. Add the flour mixture and mix just until combined.
  4. Measure out about a tablespoon of dough (I use my #60 small cookie scoop, a heaping scoop of dough) and roll into a ball. Roll the cookie dough ball in the remaining graham cracker crumbs to coat lightly.
  5. Place the cookie dough on the prepared baking sheets, 12 per sheet. Bake one sheet at a time (unless using a convection oven, then bake at 325 degrees F) for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are just starting to crack a bit. They should still be soft. Let them cool for a minute or two on the baking sheet.
  6. Preheat the broiler and make sure an oven rack is about 10-inches below the heating element (too close and the marshmallows will burn). Place a marshmallow half, cut side down, on the top of each cookie and broil the marshmallows, watching closely!, until they are golden brown and soft, 30 seconds or so. Working quickly, immediately push a Hershey's Kiss gently into the center of each soft marshmallow.
  7. Repeat with the remaining cookie sheet.
  8. Let the cookies cool until the Hershey's Kiss has set up again.
http://www.melskitchencafe.com/smores-hershey-kiss-blossom-cookies/

Recipe Source: adapted a little from Cook’s Country 

45 Responses to S’Mores Hershey Kiss Blossom Cookies

  1. Cassidy says:

    I love the ideas you come up with Mel! I can’t wait to make these. Thanks again.

  2. Kelly Finger says:

    Do you think this could easily be doubled and turn out? Thanks!

  3. Debbie K says:

    These are absolutely adorable! Do you think they can be frozen?

    • Mel says:

      Hmmm, I’m not sure about that – I kind of wonder how the marshmallow texture would do but it certainly wouldn’t hurt to try.

    • Miranda says:

      I have made a hot cocoa cookie with marshmallow on it and frozen it wit good results! So it should work fine! The marshmallow holds up quite well, they get just a little less chewy.

  4. Laurel says:

    Hey thanks, just what I need! My ward is doing a Vday cookie exchange for RS next week and ive been looking for an out of the box idea. I’m sure there will be plenty of chocolate chip and sugar cookies. This is perfect. I’m so excited. Rock star status for sure! Yes!!

  5. Lori Hrinko says:

    HI Mel,

    Do you have any suggestions for the broiler part of this for those of us with a gas stove? My broiler is in the bottom of the oven where most folks store their pans if it were the electric version. There may only be 6 inches of space between broiler pan and flame, plus you have to practically lay on the floor to watch it or get the pan in and out. Any ideas? Thanks!

    • Lisa P says:

      I also have a gas stove and run into the broiler problem often. I’m wondering if we could use a burner to toast the marshmallow and then quick put them on the cookie and stick the kiss in the middle? This may be too sticky and take too long but could be a viable option.

      • Mel says:

        Hey Lisa – I just responded to Lori’s comment above with a thought – maybe the oven (set to bake the cookie) could sufficiently soften those marshmallows? Worth a try. I didn’t have good luck with my torch.

        • Jenny says:

          Marshmallows brown nicely in a 400+ degree oven. Just turn the oven on to the highest temp possible and keep a close eye… it does take a couple of minutes, so maybe adjust the baking time of the cookie a minute or two less, so it doesn’t change the texture too much. We make a brownie this way and it turns out fabulous!

    • Rita says:

      No Mel, but toasting them with a kitchen torch should work as well.

    • Mel says:

      Good question, Lori. I actually tried this with my cooking torch and couldn’t get the marshmallows evenly toasted (just lots of dark black spots). You might try putting the marshmallow on the cookie a minute or so before the cookies are done and popping them back in the oven (set to bake the cookies) to let the cookies finish baking and the marshmallows soften and get toasty.

  6. Amanda says:

    I just want to thank you. Making peanut butter blossom cookies was a family tradition at Christmas time, but we found out this year that my son has a peanut allergy. I was really sad that we couldn’t make those cookies this year! Something about pressing the Hershey’s kiss into the warm cookie just does it for me. So Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for this awesome variation! I’m going to make them with the kids this weekend!

  7. Char says:

    Oh my gosh! S’ mores cookies! I have to make these!

  8. Angela says:

    You got me on cuteness alone! Excited to try them out.

  9. Sarah says:

    I am a sucker for all things s’mores. I can’t wait to make these! Thanks!

  10. Jileen says:

    This is just a brilliant idea! I have tried smores cookie bars and the marshmallows just make a mess. But individual marshmallow servings? Really, just brilliant! I am buying the kisses tomorrow and making these. Thanks!

  11. Christine says:

    Oh no now I will need to go acquire a $6 bag of vegetarian marshmallows as soon as possible!

  12. Paige says:

    These cookies look incredible! I’m going to have to try them the next time we have marshmallows in the house!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  13. Karen says:

    How do these keep? Seems like they are eaten so quickly, that you may not have an answer for this question! I plan to bake these today and want to mail some to my son away at college.

  14. Holly H says:

    ha ha! Perfect timing once again! I was just wondering what to make for team treats for a meeting on Friday and checked to see what was new here at Mel’s. I even have Hershey kisses leftover from holiday baking! Making these babies tonight!

    Thanks Mel!

    • Holly H says:

      oh, and thanks for including the weights on the measurements. I get better results when I measure dry ingredients that way.

  15. These are genius, Mel – love them! Now to find time to make them…

  16. karen says:

    Is it weird that I anxiously await your email every morning and then beeline to the grocery store so I can immediately (or at least within a few days) make whatever glorious recipe you’ve come up with?
    I heart you, my family hearts you and everyone I share my treats with hearts you!

  17. Margo says:

    Made these. Loved these. Amazing!!

  18. Natalie says:

    I’m kind of mad at you because I made these an hour ago and I’m pretty sure I’ve already eaten eight of them. They are RICDICULOUSLY good! And even my husband commented on how cute they are. Anyone reading these comments–go make them. Now. Seriously. And then we can both be mad at Mel and her awesomeness.

  19. Amy Weaver says:

    Mel these look amazing! I love that it looks like you used dark chocolate kisses. I have never liked peanut blossom cookies because of the icky milk chocolate kiss :). I can’t wait to try these!

  20. Jennifer says:

    I made these over the weekend and they are delicious. They were all eaten and given away the day I made them so I don’t know how well they keep overnight. I think I like them better than regular s’mores which are always kinda disappointing to me. The marshmallow never melts the chocolate and the graham cracker breaks when you bite into it. These cookies are the perfect blend of s’mores flavors in every bite.

  21. Erin R says:

    We made these for FHE tonight and they were a huge hit! Thanks!

  22. Thea says:

    Oh my gosh, I just made these and they are absolutely delicious! Everyone needs to throw out the peanut butter blossom recipes and substitute these! My daughter and I kept moaning (a good moan) at how great these are!

  23. Beverley says:

    my son brought me some hershey kisses over from Canada to England. I have been saving them for a special treat and this is it! Thank you xoxo

  24. Angie says:

    I’m not much of a baker, but these might be the cutest cookies I’ve ever made, and tasted wonderful, too. And I’m super proud of myself for using the broiler successfully. 🙂

  25. Layne says:

    Oh my goodness these are so delicious! The marshmallow adds the perfect gooy texture. Honestly, everything I make from your site is a winner. Thank you!

  26. Jocelyn says:

    Wonderful cookies! I toasted the marshmallows in my toaster oven because my big oven doesn’t have a broiler. Also, I found that chilling the dough a little while made it easier to shape into balls. I made a double recipe, and I’m glad I did! Thanks, Mel!

  27. Linsey says:

    Oh my goodness! I just made these for our girls camp kick off activity tonight– amazing Mel!!!

  28. Moriah says:

    Love the video!! Now I will have to try these!

  29. Courtney G. says:

    These are so good. I wish I didn’t have so much graham cracker left I would have added more to the batter. This is so good!!!

  30. Nicole says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! I made them yesterday for my niece and she loved them!! I’m making them again today. I am going to top half of them with the kisses and the other half with miniature peanut butter cups because I love adding peanut butter to my campfire s’mores. Thank you again and glad that you are home safe and sound.

  31. Ashley says:

    Love these! They turned out so great! They seriously taste JUST like s’mores! Thank you for a fun and easy recipe, I’ll be making them again and again!

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