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Chocolate & Marshmallow Cut Out S’mores Cookies

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Something about the end of summer and early fall just calls for s’mores. It’s so nostalgic and I’m here for it! These cut out s’mores cookies are filled with chocolate chips and marshmallow bits.

I decided to forgo adding graham cracker into the cookie itself, as I don’t find it is needed. That said, if you want, after topping with buttercream frosting, add chocolate chips, marshmallow bits, and pieces of graham cracker for a stunning display.

To make these cut out s’mores cookies stable, we will be using dehydrated marshmallow bits. You know, the ones in hot chocolate? You get the amazing marshmallow flavor without losing the structure of the cookie.

As we know in the cookie decorating world, we need a cut out cookie that holds shape.

I learned the trick of using dehydrated marshmallows from Mel’s Kitchen Café, who makes the BEST s’mores drop cookies.

These cut out s’mores cookies can be topped with a vanilla, chocolate, or marshmallow buttercream frosting for decorating. So delicious and out of this world.

Why You’ll Love These Cut Out S’mores Cookies

  • Nostalgic s’mores flavor is a winner with both adults and children
  • Keep their shape when baking
  • Freeze well (I’d even recommend doing a quick freeze after cooling and before decorating to keep the cookies as fresh as possible!)
  • Easy to decorate (my tip for smoothing the tops is found right above the recipe card below)
  • No chill recipe!

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The Best Cut Out S’mores Cookies for Cookie Decorating

cooled cut out smores cookies

Ingredients Needed for S’mores Sugar Cookies:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salted butter
  • Granulated cane sugar
  • Brown sugar (dark or light is fine)
  • An egg
  • Vanilla extract
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Dehydrated marshmallow bits

Directions for Making Cut Out S’mores Cookies:

Let’s get started! Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Then, in a medium sized mixing bowl, combine three cups of all purpose flour with two teaspoons of baking powder.

When measuring the flour, make sure to use the scoop and level method. That is, use a spoon to scoop flour into a measuring cup. Then, use a knife to scrape the excess flour off the top so there is a perfectly even measurement.

You may know by now, but I’m “just” a mom and didn’t go to pastry school. I enjoy decorating sugar cookies but I don’t take the time to weigh my ingredients. If you don’t have a kitchen scale we can for sure be friends.

If you do have a kitchen scale, I admire your accurateness and your cookies should come out flawless. When I look it up online, 3 cups of all-purpose flour should be 384 grams.

Set the mixing bowl aside. In a stand mixer, add in one cup of cold salted butter. I like to cube my butter first since the butter is cold.

Add in one half cup of granulated sugar and one half cup of packed brown sugar. With the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together.

roll out smores cookies creaming sugar and butter together

Once creamed, add in one egg and one tablespoon of vanilla extract. Mix until just combined.

roll out smores sugar cookie adding egg and vanilla

Add in the flour and baking powder mixture slowly.

cut out smores sugar cookies adding flour

Once it is somewhat mixed, add in one half cup of mini chocolate chips, one half cup of dehydrated marshmallow bits.

smores cookie recipe adding chocolate chips and dehydrated marshmallows

You can either mix slowly (the stir speed) with the paddle attachment or mix the dough with a wooden spoon. You just want to be careful to not overmix and break the chocolate and marshmallow bits.

smores sugar cookie dough

Now that the dough is prepared, go ahead and flour your counter and roll out the dough to 3/8″ of an inch.

I prefer 3/8″ of an inch for sugar cookies because it means more cookie in each cookie. Of course, if you prefer 1/4″ sugar cookies you can do that, too. Just lower the baking time by a couple minutes.

cut out smores cookies rolled out

I use my favorite rolling pin, the Joseph Joseph adjustable rolling pin that allows me to change the height of the dough. Not only that, it makes sure that my dough is the same height throughout the dough for even baking. I may not measure my flour, but I do like to work on a flat surface when decorating cookies.

This recipe works great with a metal cookie cutter to break up chocolate chips and marshmallow bits. If you don’t have a metal one in the design you need, plastic will still work, just use a bit more muscle.

Arrange the cookies onto a lined baking sheet and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. The sugar cookies are done when the top of the cookie doesn’t look wet.

The bottom of the cookie will be lightly browned due to the brown sugar. That’s where we get the yummy, buttery sweet crispiness.

Pro Tip: If you will be decorating these cookies with buttercream, glaze, or royal icing, use a flat surface to smooth the top of the cookie immediately after being taken out of the oven. The chocolate chips and marshmallows will add texture to the cookie but you can create a smooth decorating surface on top easily.

cut out smores cookie straight out of oven
The marshmallows & chocolate chips add delicious s’mores flavor but also add texture that can make some decorating difficult.
flattening smores sugar cookie
Placing a flat surface, such as the bottom of a measuring cup, onto the cookie immediately after being pulled from the oven will smooth the surface for cookie decorating.
flattened smores sugar cookie
A smooth surface for cookie decorating is achieved!

Allow the cookies to cool completely prior to decorating them with your choice of frosting. Of course, you can always eat these sans frosting!

cut out s'mores cookies

cut out smores cookies

Cut Out S'mores Cookies for Cookie Decorating

These cut out s'mores cookies, full of chocolate chips & marshmallows, are the perfect summer and fall roll out sugar cookies for cookie decorating!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cut Out S'mores Cookies, S'mores Sugar Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies, depending on the size of your cookie cutter(s)
Author: Leah Buehler

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer with Paddle Attachment
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Medium Sized Mixing Bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Baking sheet

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour plus more for rolling
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup cold, cubed salted butter 2 sticks
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ cup dehydrated marshmallow bits
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Remember to measure the flour using the scoop & level method which is explained above.
  • In a stand mixer, combine the cold, cubed butter with the granulated sugar and brown sugar. Mix with the paddle attachment until creamed together.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract to the mixing bowl and mix until combined.
  • Slowly add in the flour mixture until the dough is almost together. It should still have some sticking to the side of the bowl.
  • Pour in the marshmallow bits and chocolate chips, then mix on low or stir until the dough forms a ball.
  • Roll the cookies out to 3/8" onto a floured surface. Cut the cookies using a cookie cutter and bake on a prepared cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes or until the top of the cookie doesn't look wet. This recipe works best with a metal cookie cutter to cut through the s'mores ingredients but a plastic one will work as well.

Notes

If you are decorating these cut out s'mores cookies, use a flat object such as the bottom of a measuring cup to smooth out the top of the cookies immediately upon retrieving them from the oven. This will ensure an easier decorating surface.
Allow the cookies to cool completely before covering with vanilla, chocolate, or marshmallow buttercream frosting, or, alternatively, royal icing. 

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