Who needs a campfire when you have these healthy, Gluten Free S’mores Cookies? They’re the perfect Paleo alternative to your traditional s’mores – grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free and even egg free! This s’mores cookie recipe is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.
Camping is not my thing.
Don’t get me wrong, I love the outdoors, but I also love sleeping in my own bed. And I like having a clean bathroom to shower in. And also a clean toilet.
But I DO love s’mores. And camping always reminds me of s’mores.
These s’mores cookies are perfect because you don’t need a campfire to enjoy them. You can still have a mouthful of gooey marshmallow, melty chocolate and graham cracker all in one bite – just in cookie form!
These S’mores cookies are actually made without graham crackers and instead have a graham cracker-like dough that is filled with chunks of dark chocolate and Paleo marshmallows.
In addition, these cookies are:
- Vegan (depending on marshmallows)
- gluten free & grain free
- dairy free
- egg free
- nut free
- refined sugar free
Need I say more!?
Ingredients in Gluten Free S’mores Cookies
These cookies aren’t just gluten free. They’re also Paleo and Vegan, depending on the type of marshmallows you use.
Here’s what you need:
- cassava flour
- cinnamon (optional)
- nutmeg (optional)
- baking soda
- maple syrup
- molasses (optional)
- vanilla extract
- dark chocolate
Instead of using graham crackers in this recipe, the cookie dough has a graham cracker-like flavor. This is due to the molasses, cinnamon and nutmeg. These three ingredients are optional, but recommended to get more of that nostalgic s’mores flavor.
For the marshmallows, I used Paleo marshmallows that are available on Amazon. They are pricey. So, other options are to make your own marshmallows or use another brand you like. (I think SmashMallow’s marshmallows have decent ingredients and taste great. Just note, they’re not Paleo or Vegan.)
How to Make S’mores Cookies From Scratch
These s’mores cookies are incredibly easy to make. The cookie dough is made from a few simple, Paleo and Vegan friendly ingredients and then combined with chunks of dark chocolate and marshmallows.
Here’s the step by step process:
Make the Dough
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then, combine cassava flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl.
Mix in the tahini, maple syrup, molasses and vanilla extract. Then add the dark chocolate and marshmallows.
I recommend cutting the marshmallows into small bits. Another option is to use one large marshmallow per cookie. To do this, don’t add the marshmallows until you’ve scooped the cookie dough. Then, fold the dough over the marshmallow.
Scoop the Dough onto a Lined Baking Sheet
Use a small cookie scoop (about 1 rounded tablespoon per cookie) to scoop the dough onto a lined baking sheet. You may need to shape the cookies a bit to get the dough to hold the marshmallows.
Bake the Cookies
Next, bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. A shorter cooking time will give you a cookie texture that is crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Baking closer to 12 minutes makes the cookies crisp throughout – which is perfect if you like them dipped in milk 😉
Cool the Cookies
Lastly, remove the cookies from the oven, cool slightly on pan, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
How to Store S’mores Cookies
These cookies can be stored at room temperature for a few days. They may also be stored in the fridge (up to one week) or the freezer (up to one month).
I love them straight from the freezer. They also taste great made into ice cream sandwiches.
More Egg Free Paleo Cookie Recipes
For more easy, egg free Paleo cookie recipes, check out these reader favorites:
- Chewy Gingersnap Plantain Cookies
- Sesame-Honey Cookies
- Tigernut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Grain Free Cranberry Pecan Cookies
Who needs a campfire when you have these healthy, Gluten Free S’mores Cookies? They’re the perfect Paleo alternative to your traditional s’mores – grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free and even egg free!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine cassava flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- Mix in tahini, maple syrup, molasses and vanilla.
- Fold in the dark chocolate and marshmallows*
- Scoop dough onto a lined baking sheet using a small cookie scoop. (Each cookie is about 1 heaping tablespoon in size.) Further shape cookies as needed to encase marshmallows in the dough.
- Place cookies in the oven and bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove cookies and cool slightly on pan, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
*The marshmallows do melt when baking, but they create a delicious, caramel-like addition to the cookies. If you don’t want them to melt, then add the marshmallows after 7 minutes of baking. Do this by removing the cookies from the oven, pressing the marshmallows into each cookie and then baking a few more minutes until the cookies are done.
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