Jacquelynne Steves

S’mores Thumbprint Cookies

October is National Cookie Month! I will be featuring a new cookie recipe every Monday during October, so keep coming back to see what’s new.


Today I am sharing a recipe for S’mores Thumbprint Cookies. Honestly, this is one of the best cookies I have ever made- the cookie itself has a wonderful tender texture and there’s “just enough” chocolate. It features all the flavors of one of America’s favorite treats in a neat little cookie. They are best when they are warm and gooey, so you can pop them in the microwave for just a few seconds before eating if you would like.

S’mores Thumbprint Cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 20 graham cracker squares, finely crushed in food processor
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows


Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cream together butter and sugar in mixer. Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Stir in flour, 1 cup of the graham cracker crumbs, and salt. Mix until well combined.

Drop tablespoonful’s of dough into remaining graham cracker crumbs and roll into balls, coating with the crumbs. Place on baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Use your finger or the handle of a wooden spoon to make a deep indentation in each cookie.


Place 4 chocolate chips in each indentation.

Bake for 7-8 minutes until cookies begin to set but are still soft. Remove from oven and place 3 marshmallows on top of each cookie. Return to oven and bake an additional 2 minutes.

Remove cookies from trays to baking racks to cool.

Melt remaining chocolate chips over low heat in a double boiler or in microwave (if chocolate is not smooth, you can stir in 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable oil.) Place melted chocolate in a small bag and use scissors to snip a tiny hole in the corner of the bag. Drizzle cookies with melted chocolate.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.


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  • Jacque (aka Snoodles)
    Posted October 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Yummy! I can’t wait to try these! Glad your hubby is going to be OK. :)

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted October 8, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

      Thanks, Jacque! They did come out REALLY good- I could have eaten the whole plate myself! But I didn’t…. I only ate about half. ha ha.

  • Posted October 8, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    oh ya, i am going to make these!! yum!!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted October 9, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

      Please give them a try and tell me you think! I really thought these were some of the best cookies I ever made.

  • Posted October 8, 2013 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    Oh, must make these for my grandson. He loves S’mores so I can see him eating a lot of these. Maybe even half a plate. LOL!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted October 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

      I think they’d also be great for a party or tailgating event… I think everyone will be asking you for the recipe ;)

  • Posted October 10, 2013 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    they look yummy!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted October 10, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Dina :) Make sure you stop back next Monday for a new cookie recipe!

  • Posted October 11, 2013 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    OMG, cannot take my eyes off of these beauties!! What a great idea to make thumbprint cookies!! Bookmarking this recipe!!! Thanks for sharing the idea!!!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

      Thank you! I hope you will give them a try :)

  • Jennifer
    Posted October 11, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    Those look AMAZING! I bet I could eat a whole batch myself! Your photos are wonderful and really make these look soooooo gooood!!!

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer!

  • San's
    Posted October 22, 2013 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    wow looks fantastic,[and yum] …. Ill have to work out the recipe for ‘downunder’ [where I am] ingredients, but should work out Ill let you know. Can you tell me what the name S’mores means?? Seen it in a few places
    Our thumbprint biscuits use jam this looks way more yum to me tho :)

    • Jacquelynne
      Posted October 22, 2013 at 10:57 am | Permalink

      S’mores refers to a treat that the Girl Scouts have around the campfire. You toast a marshmallow on the fire, then stick it between 2 graham cracker cookies along with a piece of milk chocolate bar. The chocolate melts and the marshmallow is all gooey and they are really messy and delicious! So good that you want Some More (S’mores!). So anything which combines chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker is now referred to as “s’more”. I don’t know if you have graham crackers downunder. They are a very crispy flat cookie which come in a sheet and are not very sweet.

  • Carol
    Posted October 12, 2016 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    The cookie recipe looks delicious. Is it possible to have the recipe set up to just print it and not all the other print material, including all the comments. I will pass on gems like this if I am going to have extra ink going for unnecessary print & pictures

  • nancy in IN
    Posted October 12, 2016 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    Cookies look good and I will be able to make them non-dairy for granddaughter.
    Thank you.

  • Sharon Melville
    Posted September 22, 2017 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Is there a possibility that you could have a print option? I really like a lot of your recipes but most don’t have a print option.

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