S’mores Oatmeal Kiss Cookies

12.16.2013

S'mores Oatmeal Kiss Cookies | Cooking Classy

As we are cooped up inside doing our best to stay warm from the cold outside, isn’t it so nice that we can still make S’mores desserts that take us back to those warm and cozy summertime campfires? That is only one reason why these cookies are perfect for the holidays. Who wouldn’t love to get these cookies wrapped up in a festive red packaging with a fancy ribbon? Who am I kidding, no one is really going to care about the packaging once they see these layered S’mores cookies.

I went through several batches of Kiss cookies while trying to decide which one is worthy of sharing. None of them spoke to me, they either seemed bland or had a texture I wasn’t too fond of (I’m becoming ever more picky). These on the other hand, perfection. A chewy oatmeal and graham cracker cookie is topped with a perfectly toasted marshmallow and it’s finished with a milk chocolate Kiss. With these, I could finish half the batch myself. Guess I better hurry and give some away, it is the holidays after all and the season of giving :).

Invite a friend over to make these irresistible cookies together or have your kids help. When the kids get to help bake it always puts a smile on their faces and makes them feel so proud and confident when they get to see, and better yet taste and enjoy their finished product. Can’t you just picture how excited they would be to make then gift these to their friends or grandparents for the holidays?

During this special seaon, and always, remember to spend lots of time with the ones you love. Which of course includes spending quality time baking together. Enjoy and Happy Holidays everyone!Holiday-Family-Fun

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S’mores Oatmeal Kiss Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely crushed graham cracker crumbs (from about 7 sheets)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 23 large marshmallows
  • 46 milk chocolate or special dark Hershey's Kisses

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl whisk together oats, flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt for 30 seconds, set aside. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until pale and fluffy. Mix in eggs one at a time, blending until combined after each addition. Blend in milk and vanilla extract. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and blend just until combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour (or up to 4 hours).
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove cookie dough from refrigerator and scoop dough out by the rounded tablespoonfuls (about 26 grams each) and roll into a ball. Transfer to Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets, spacing cookies 2-inches apart. Flatten cookies slightly and bake in preheated oven 7 - 8 minutes (under-bake them just a tad as you'll be returning them to the oven for about another minute).
  3. While cookies are baking, using scissors, cut marshmallows into halves and unwrap Hershey's Kisses. Remove cookies from oven. Allow to cool 5 minutes (waiting 5 minutes is optional, it just seemed to help the marshmallow hold their shape a little better. Not a huge difference though). Top each cookie with a marshmallow (cut side facing downward). Heat oven broiler, place oven rack several levels below broiler element and transfer marshmallow topped cookies to oven (don't take your eyes off of them, they'll brown rather quickly), allow to broil about 1 minute (maybe less, maybe more). Remove from oven and gently press 1 kiss into the center of each toasted marshmallow. Serve warm or allow to cool and store in an airtight container.
  4. Recipe Source: adapted slightly from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice and Midwest Living

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17 comments

  • Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent: These looks so yummy! I was almost warmed up thinking about the campfire. These would look great on any cookie tray this year :) December 16, 2013 at 9:38am Reply

  • sara: So cute!! I love pretty much any cookie with a Kiss in the middle, and this version looks extra delicious! December 16, 2013 at 12:40pm Reply

  • Katrina @ WVS: These look like heaven!! I love this idea! December 16, 2013 at 12:58pm Reply

  • Lizzy (Good Things): Such cute and delicious sounding cookies! I haven’t seen Hershey’s here for ages (am in Australia). December 16, 2013 at 2:36pm Reply

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction: Love that you use oatmeal cookies as the base! These sound amazing! December 16, 2013 at 2:39pm Reply

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress): I LOOOVE the concept of these cookies, espcially those gorgeous, toasted marshmallows! December 16, 2013 at 3:33pm Reply

  • Jocelyn @BruCrew Life: Oh, my goodness! Those look incredible! I have a seriously weakness for anything s’mores! Yum! December 17, 2013 at 9:15am Reply

  • Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl: These turned out fabulous!! December 17, 2013 at 4:43pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So happy to hear that Ashley! Thanks for leaving a comment! December 18, 2013 at 9:46am Reply

  • Lisa: These look great! Have a question though. Other then eating as you cook, if this make 46 cookies, why do we need 46 marshmallows if they are being cut in half? Just wondered if I missed something. Thanks for the great ideas! December 17, 2013 at 11:55pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I ate the 23 other halves. I’m just kidding I can only imagine the stomach ache that would give me :). I totally messed that up, thanks so much for pointing that out, I’ve revised it above. December 18, 2013 at 9:37am Reply

      • Lisa: Too funny, that amount would give you a stomach ache. No problem, just thought I missed a step. Can’t wait to try these, the combination sounds awesome! December 18, 2013 at 1:19pm Reply

  • Anonymous: what if i have no broiler? just a basic oven? December 30, 2013 at 1:19am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would just turn the heat to a hot setting and cook them fairly close to the top burner element. Since it may take a little longer that way than with a broiler I would remove the cookies a little earlier then add the marshmallow and return to the oven (just so they don’t over bake when going into the oven a second time). Hope that helps! January 12, 2014 at 9:26pm Reply

  • Jamie: The s’mores oatmeal kiss cookies were UNREAL they were so delicious. Turned out beautifully and tasted like heaven. Thanks for the recipe! I’m making them again tomorrow for a belated Xmas party and can’t wait to stash some away for my own selfish enjoyment :-) January 9, 2014 at 10:30am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them Jamie! Thanks for leaving a comment! January 10, 2014 at 9:20am Reply

  • Jocelyn: These are terrific cookies! They are so cute, and they taste delicious. I did my broiling in my toaster oven. That way I could keep baking batches in my big oven. May 3, 2014 at 6:55pm Reply

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