Campfire Cookies

May 26, 2011


I’ll let you guys in on a little secret. I’m a big fan of marshmallows. I know vegetarians aren’t supposed to say such things, but it’s true. I just can’t help myself. Of course, I use vegan marshmallows when I can find them or sub in marshmallow fluff whenever I get a craving for my puffy, gelatinous friends. And right about now, I’m having a seriously intense craving (a common problem when blogging about food).

What I love about marshmallows is how transitional they are. They work perfectly with every season. Floating in a steaming cup of hot cocoa in winter and sizzling over a campfire in summer. Ah, campfires. They remind me of long ago days in Girl Scouts, making crafts and earning badges. And hocking cookies. I sold the heck out of some Girl Scout cookies.  And thus came the inspiration to make and share my own version with you. Et voila, “campfire cookies.”


Perhaps the only thing tastier than marshmallows, is a cookie stuffed with marshmallows. And graham crackers. And chocolate chips. Like a s’more wrapped up in a cookie. Campfire cookies, the best cookies I’ve ever made.  Hmm, maybe I should start selling these…

Ingredients: (makes about 2 dozen cookies)

- Adapted from How Sweet Eats’ Hot Cocoa Cookies

2 sticks butter

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup marshmallow fluff (or mini marshmallows)

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup crushed graham crackers

Directions: Preheat oven to 350.

Cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until fluffy.

Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined.

Gently fold in the marshmallow fluff, chocolate chips and graham crackers.

Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled. Scoop the dough into 2 inch balls and bake on a cookie sheet for 12 minutes.

Allow to cool slightly before taking off the baking sheet. Cookies will be very moist and slightly sticky. Please handle with care.


Mmmmm. Check out that gorgeous marshmallow.


Better than any Girl Scout cookie I ever ate.


Happy Memorial Day! Enjoy your long weekend!

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JRo June 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm

There were so good. Moist, chewy, perfectly chocolatey. I will definitely make these again. Probably won’t crush my graham crackers quite as much next time, couldn’t taste the them as much when they were crushed so fine. Thanks for this recipe!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 5, 2011 at 6:17 pm

Glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for the comment! :)

SF Julia June 1, 2011 at 2:04 am

These look so amazing yet mine came out flatter than pancakes (totally not worth including in the gift package to Afghanistan they were meant to join). Any tips on what I did wrong?

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 1, 2011 at 7:36 am

Julia, sorry to hear the cookies didn’t turn out. It sounds to me like your baking soda might have been old. Typically, old baking soda is the culprit behind flat cookies. :(

SF Julia June 1, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Thanks! I tried a new box but still have flat cookies. Oh well, I have the whole summer to experiment :) Appreciate the help.

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods June 2, 2011 at 8:08 am

Oh no. :( Let me know if you figure it out. I’m not sure what it could be. Good luck!

Christina @ This Woman Cooks! May 30, 2011 at 10:01 am

These look amazing!! I love how dark they are and the little peek of marshmallow popping out. I’m bookmarking to make for summer BBQ’s! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods May 30, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Thanks, Christina! Love your blog! Hope you enjoy the cookies!

Lucy@acookandherbooks May 29, 2011 at 9:41 pm

These look absolutely delicious – better than any Girl Scout cookie!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods May 30, 2011 at 9:13 am

Thanks, Lucy!

Lara @ six times the yum May 28, 2011 at 9:17 pm

I adore s’mores, so these cookies are calling my name. I bet they’re amazing right out of the oven, when the marshmallow and chocolate chips are still gooey, like they were just toasted over a fire. :)

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods May 28, 2011 at 10:24 pm

They are perfect right out of the oven! I hope you get a chance to make them and enjoy!

Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls May 27, 2011 at 3:25 pm

OMG! Drooling! These look silly delicious!

New to your blog; happy I found you!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods May 27, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Thank you, Mary! Welcome to Keep It Simple Foods! :)

natalie (the sweets life) May 27, 2011 at 2:24 pm

ohhhhhhh yum! can’t wait to try these!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods May 27, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Go for it!

Rachel @ the Avid Appetite May 27, 2011 at 10:31 am

Delicious! These look absolutely fantastic. I love s’mores, but do not often have access to a campfire :)

Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 27, 2011 at 8:54 am

I actually only like marshmallows really when they are melted into a baked good or toasted/burnt over a fire:-) Love the look of these cookies and wish I had time to make them this weekend!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods May 27, 2011 at 9:41 am

Those are my two favorite ways to eat marshmallows! :)

brandi May 27, 2011 at 8:43 am

Love these! They look so rich and chocolatey :)

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods May 27, 2011 at 9:40 am

Thanks lady!

Aparna E. May 27, 2011 at 8:29 am

Noooo!! This will not help me lose weight before the wedding!! Curses to you! :) <3 hahaha. Kidding. But in reality, these look freaking amazing and sound amazing. I'm so glad you made a vegetarian option with marshmallows! Did it alter the taste of the real deal though? I mean, could you make s'mores with the substitute? Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Jen @ Keepitsimplefoods May 27, 2011 at 9:40 am

LOL! You can make these, eat two and give the rest away. That’s what I do these days. I haven’t tried making smores with vegan marshmallows. Must try that soon! Mostly, I just use the fluff stuff when baking.

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