Peanut Butter S’mores Cookies are packed with so much flavor and ingredients! There’s peanut butter, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and graham crackers.
National S’mores Day is August 10. I didn’t want to make a typical s’more recipe. For this even, I wanted to kick it up and incorporate some delicious peanut butter for a nod to peanut butter and chocolate and fluffernutter! Because s’mores have chocolate and marshmallow in them. Both go perfect with peanut butter. At least they do in my book.
I have very few s’mores recipes on the blog. We didn’t camp when I was a kid. I don’t remember having a s’more until I was a teenager? Maybe? Don’t quote me on that one. I really don’t remember having them as a kid. And, to be honest, they’re a bit too sweet for me as an adult.
But I still wanted to participate in the s’mores celebration. So, instead of making s’mores, I decided to make peanut butter s’mores cookies! And I’m really glad I did. Because peanut butter cookies are tops on my list of cookies to eat. It’s peanut butter, gingerbread, oatmeal, then chocolate chip.
So, funny story. The hubs hasn’t really taken any of my baked goods to work since way back in the start of our relationship. He asked me to make cookies they could sell to make money and help a co-worker. I gotta tell ya. It was not fun making cookies in his old apartment. He didn’t even have mixing bowls. Eventually I brought my stand mixer there so I could make more things. Now I have 2 stand mixers and can easily make any cookie I want!
The cookies were cooling, and he said something about taking some to work. I told him it depended on how well we liked these cookies. If he didn’t like then I was going to take them to work. Then he said something about a managers meeting tomorrow. I asked him again what he said. He asked if he could take some to work. I was floored.
I told him he could take as many as he wanted. Just leave me a few pretty ones to photograph. I even pulled out a Tupperware container to put them in so they looked all fancy for him to impress the other managers.
I asked him how they liked the cookies. He said they were apprehensive at first. No one really wanted to try them. But someone was the first guinea pig and after that all bets were off. He said they devoured them! This made me so happy! Not just because they liked the cookies. Because I knew they would. But because he took some to work! And not because I suggested it but because he wanted to.
What’s in peanut butter s’mores cookies?
There’s peanut butter, obviously. But there’s also these tiny marshmallows, chocolate chips, and some graham crackers. These aren’t just mini marshmallows. These are marshmallow bits. They’re almost like freeze dried baby marshmallows. If I couldn’t find them I was going to cut up mini marshmallows. For me, it was worth it to get these marshmallow bits for these cookies.
I chopped up some graham crackers and put them in the cookies, but you can’t really see them. They sort of disintegrated into the batter. I also took some and strategically placed them on top of the cookies. That way you can see them and know they’re in these cookies.
A word about the marshmallow bits, though. They absorbed all the moisture in the air and got so sticky! I had a hard time getting them apart to decorate the cookies with. I mean, don’t we all add some strategically placed ingredients to make them prettier? I do. Sometimes. When I want them to look pretty and photogenic.
What to peanut butter s’mores cookies taste like?
They are not too sweet. I don’t like cookies that are super sweet. The peanut butter and chips have that sweet and salty play. The marshmallow bits are little pockets of vanilla sweetness. Then there’s the graham crackers in the cookies. They make them hearty with added honey flavor.
Just look at all those flavors in that cookie! It’s packed with so many ingredients. You know they will taste oh so delicious. Oh, and they did taste good with coffee at the managers meeting. Just saying! Dad used to dip his cookies in his coffee for dessert, too. I don’t dip cookies, but I will be eating many of these cookies and make them again and again!
Peanut Butter S'mores Cookies are packed with so much flavor and ingredients! There's peanut butter, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and graham crackers. What's not to love?
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teapsoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup crumbled graham crackers
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine the butter with the peanut butter, brown sugar, and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment (or mixing bowl with a hand mixer). Beat until light and fluffy stopping to scrape down the sides 2 or 3 times.
- Add the eggs one at a time stirring after each one. Then stir in the vanilla.
- Combine the flour with the baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl and stir with a whisk to combine.
- Switch to the paddle attachment and add the flour to the peanut butter mixture one third at a time. Stir after each addition until the flour is combined. Carefully stir in the chocolate chips and mini marshmallows.
- Scoop the cookies out onto a silpat lined baking sheet. I rolled and then flattened mine for consistent shape and size.
- Arrange the crumbled graham cracker pieces on top of the cookies and press into the dough. Feel free to arrange additional chips and marshmallows on the surface of the cookie.
- Bake for 12 to 14 minutes at 350 F until the edges are golden brown and the cookies do not feel overly soft in the center when touched.
- Cool the cookies in the pan for 5 minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool complete. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 1/2 weeks, if they last that long.
Amount Per Serving Calories 195Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 29mgSodium 178mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 4g
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