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S'mores Cookie Cups recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

For the second year, I participated in a food blogger cookie swap, where we get matched “Secret Santa” style to three other bloggers and send them each a dozen cookies. In return, we get a dozen cookies from three different people. This year, I sent out S’mores Cookie Cups. A chewy cookie, shaped into a cup, filled with chocolate ganache, and topped with a marshmallow! Oh yes it is. These cookies can be eaten as is, heated up in the microwave, or hit with a creme brulee torch to toast that marshmallow. I like my marshmallows on fire! My husband gets a little nervous about my marshmallow burning habit.

I wanted to make a graham cracker cookie, and I also wanted a cookie that would stay chewy and not become crumbly. I ended up mashing together a few recipes to get this cookie here. It is so full of butter and sugar – the best baking ingredients – which get the cookie to that chewy bliss I craved. I added some cinnamon and honey to the cookie dough to mimic those classic graham cracker flavors. If I had any forethought whatsoever, I would have used graham flour to stay more authentic. Alas, I didn’t plan far enough ahead to order flour to arrive in time for baking.

S'mores Cookie Cups recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

The cookie I ended up with stays chewy, even when left out on the counter overnight, and reminds me of a chocolate chip cookie without the chocolate chips. I asked my husband what they tasted like and he said an oatmeal raisin cookie without the raisins. When I told him my chocolate chip cookie taste he said, “you invented everyone’s favorite cookie! Take a bite, and it is your favorite cookie without the fillings.” Hahaha!

The chocolate ganache filling is, well, chocolate ganache, basically heaven. I apologize for the gyp of a marshmallow, though. These babies are cut in half so they can fit into the cookie cup and still look cute. When I left the marshmallows whole, they were towering monsters, and I wanted these to be a one bite sort of thing.

S'mores Cookie Cups recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

I received Thumbprint Cookies with Salted Rolo Candy from Take Two Tapas. I am not exaggerating when I say I inhaled three while opening the package. David, Abby and Katie only got one each because I ate all the rest! Whoops… The girls came home from school one day asking for cookies and I got in so much trouble from the eight year old when I had to admit they had all been eaten.

I also received Soft Gingerbread Cookies with White Chocolate Chips from Blogghetti. I somehow managed restraint with these ones, and the kids got to have more than one each. Although I did sneak two after bedtime one night! They were seriously soft and perfect!

S'mores Cookie Cups recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

I sent my S’mores Cookie Cups to Seduction in the Kitchen, Everyday Foodies, and Kelly Lynn’s Sweets and Treats. I hope they loved them! I also included an adorable doughnut Christmas ornament because they were too cute to pass up when I saw them.

S'mores Cookie Cups recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

 

Sโ€™mores Cookie Cups
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Ingredients

  • (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup packed) brown sugar
  • 42 grams (2 tablespoons) honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 314 grams (2 1/2 cups) all purpose flour
  • 200 grams chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 100 milliliters (1/4 cup) heavy cream
  • 24 regular sized marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and honey until light and smooth.
  3. Add the egg, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt, and beat together until well combined.
  4. Add the flour and continue to mix until all the flour is combined, and a crumbly dough is formed. The dough will stay in a large crumb, a little more dry than a traditional cookie dough.
  5. Spoon the cookie dough into mini muffin cups, about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake until golden brown on the edges, about 7 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately use a measuring spoon to press down the center of each cookie to create a cup.
  7. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  8. Combine the chocolate and heavy cream in a small pot over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until melted and smooth.
  9. Spoon the chocolate ganache into the cooled cookie cups and top with half a marshmallow.
  10. Serve as is, warm in the microwave for 5 seconds, or toast with a creme brulee torch.
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24 Comments on S’mores Cookie Cups

  1. Emily
    December 5, 2016 at 4:19 pm (4 months ago)

    Ok, these will become an instant favorite of mine! I have such a sweet tooth and am already planning when I will make these!

    Reply
    • Sarah Elizabeth
      December 5, 2016 at 11:31 pm (4 months ago)

      My sweet tooth takes over so often!

      Reply
  2. Dee
    December 5, 2016 at 5:40 pm (4 months ago)

    They were superb! I am so glad you sent them to me. Thank you

    Reply
  3. Jolina
    December 5, 2016 at 6:28 pm (4 months ago)

    I love this! My sister has been bugging me to make smores in any shape or form and this is a wonderful recipe! Cannot wait to make these for her.

    Reply
    • Sarah Elizabeth
      December 5, 2016 at 11:30 pm (4 months ago)

      I hope she loves them! I personally will take s’mores in any form, too!

      Reply
  4. Melanie
    December 5, 2016 at 7:09 pm (4 months ago)

    I used to make cookie cups all the time. They are so cute and yummy!

    Reply
  5. Ellie Augustin
    December 5, 2016 at 7:53 pm (4 months ago)

    Oh my YUM. I can only imagine how good these are and how I wouldn’t even share ha!

    Reply
    • Sarah Elizabeth
      December 5, 2016 at 11:29 pm (4 months ago)

      S’mores certainly aren’t for sharing!

      Reply
  6. Sandra Shaffer
    December 5, 2016 at 9:11 pm (4 months ago)

    What a great cookie to share for a cookie swap! I bet these were inhaled since they look so good. Great photo toasting the marshmallow! Nice touch to add to these S’more Cookie Cups!

    Reply
    • Sarah Elizabeth
      December 5, 2016 at 11:29 pm (4 months ago)

      Thank you! I sure didn’t mind making several batches of these to taste test before sending. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Reply
  7. Nicole Burkholder
    December 5, 2016 at 10:54 pm (4 months ago)

    I love all things s’mores. These look FANTASTIC!

    Reply
  8. Michelle Myers
    December 6, 2016 at 5:30 am (4 months ago)

    I have made a few variations of this cookie but never the smore one! Looks like I need to add this to my list for holiday baking!!!!

    Reply
  9. Theresa Sutton
    December 6, 2016 at 6:03 am (4 months ago)

    These look so good! I am definitely going to be making these soon.

    Reply
  10. Angela
    December 6, 2016 at 6:50 am (4 months ago)

    Ill take two batches! WoW! These sound perfect!

    Reply
  11. Debi at Life Currents
    December 6, 2016 at 8:51 am (4 months ago)

    These look like fun. I love s’mores, but then, who doesn’t! I love this great twist!

    Reply
  12. Allison
    December 6, 2016 at 11:00 am (4 months ago)

    Wow, YUM! I am totally jealous everyone who got your cookies ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for participating in the exchange!

    Reply
  13. Diane
    December 6, 2016 at 1:55 pm (4 months ago)

    They look amazing. What a great idea for cookies!

    Reply
  14. Megan - The Emotional Baker
    December 7, 2016 at 7:00 am (4 months ago)

    I love these cookie cups! I’ve never made a cookie like this so I’m excited to give them a try ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply

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