These Snickerdoodle S'mores Cookies Are the Perfect Summer Snack

Next time you're craving a good ole s'more, ditch the graham crackers and use freshly-baked snickerdoodle cookies instead. Not only do they provide an extra burst of flavor, but they serve as a sturdy base for an ooey-gooey treat the whole fam can love.

Good to Know

You don't need a campfire to make these s'mores, so they're perfect for indoor family adventures, too!

Snickerdoodle S'mores Cookies

Yield: about 20 cookie sandwiches

What You Need

For the Cookies

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2¾ cups flour
  • 1½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the Filling

  • 5 ounces heavy cream
  • 10 ounces dark chocolate chips (or chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon espresso powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Marshmallow fluff (buy it or make your own )

For the Topping

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, add butter, shortening and both sugars. Using the paddle attachment, beat on medium speed until fluffy.

Good to Know

Shortening helps the the cookies keep their shape by preventing the edges from running.

2. Add one egg at a time and beat until incorporated. Add vanilla and beat until fluffy.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.

4. While mixing on low speed, add the flour mixture ½ cup at a time into the wet mixture. Once the two are completely incorporated, beat on medium speed for 1 minute.

5. Scrape the dough from the sides of the bowl and form a large ball in the center. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

6. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon for the topping.

7. Scoop cookie dough portions and roll each into a ball. Coat with the cinnamon sugar mixture.

Pro Tip

Because you're making cookie sandwiches, it's important to make the cookies as uniform as possible — use a cookie dropper to portion the dough.

8. Place the cookies 2" apart on the cookie sheet and bake for 9-10 minutes. Let them cool slightly, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

9. While the cookies cool, heat the heavy cream in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl (preferably glass) for 1 minute or until you see it simmer. Be careful not to let it boil over.

10. Remove the cream from the microwave and immediately add the chocolate, espresso powder and salt. Whisk until everything is incorporated and the chocolate is melted and smooth. Set aside and let cool completely.

11. Spread the chocolate ganache on one cookie and marshmallow fluff onto another.

Sandwich them together and you've got a new favorite dessert!

Find Your Next Recipe

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Whether it's rainy, snowy or just a plain 'ol Tuesday, you don't need an open fire to make gooey s'mores goodness. In fact, you don't even need an oven — these no-bake bars can be made completely indoors as an easy family treat.
Nicole Weston
S'mores are warm and delicious cookie sandwiches made from the assemblage of graham crackers, marshmallow and chocolate. Traditionally made in the outdoors at campfires and other open-aired events, the marshmallows are roasted on a stick, then added to the other ingredients, creating delectable treats.
Lynlee North Beckett
S'mores are a classic campfire treat, but those flavors you know and love can taste just as satisfying sans-campfire! These three frozen snacks are perfect for a hot summer's day, and you only need a few quick recipes to pull 'em all together.
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