Delicious Birthday Cake Alternative: S'mores Cookies Recipe

woman's hands holding a smores cookie fresh out of the oven

Hey there, are you planning a birthday celebration and looking for something a bit different than the usual cake? I've got you covered!

Birthday Cake Alternative

Birthdays are such a fun time to get creative with treats, and there are so many delicious first birthday cake alternatives out there that can make your party stand out. Whether you're catering to dietary needs, personal tastes, or just want to mix things up, trying out some birthday cake alternatives can be a blast.

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Easy S'mores Cookie Recipe

One of my absolute favorites is making graham cracker s'mores cookies. These cookies are always a hit with both kids and adults. Just picture it: the classic s'mores flavors—graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows—all packed into a delightful cookie. It's a treat that's sure to bring smiles and satisfy any sweet tooth. And the best part? This s'mores cookies recipe is super easy to whip up and perfect for any celebration, whether it’s a first birthday or just a cozy family get-together.

Here, I’ll show you how to make s'mores cookies with an easy recipe that combines gooey marshmallows, rich chocolate, and crunchy graham crackers. This recipe isn’t just about being delicious; it’s also simple and fun, making it a great baking project to do with the kids. So if you’re ready to try something new and ditch the traditional cake, stick around for our step-by-step guide to creating the best graham cracker s’mores cookies.

Trust me, your guests will love them and you'll have a new favorite go-to treat. Let’s dive into this easy s'mores cookie recipe and make your birthday celebration even more special!

How to Make S'mores Cookies


  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 cups of chocolate chips
  • 5 Hershey’s milk chocolate bars, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 cups of mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream together your butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add in your vanilla extract and eggs and mix completely.
  4. Slowly incorporate the flour, salt, and baking soda and mix together one last time.
  5. Add in all of your chocolate chips, chopped chocolate bars, graham cracker crumbs, and mini marshmallows and stir by hand to combine.
  6. Scoop and roll the dough into small balls and space them evenly apart on a baking sheet (about the length of three fingers apart).
  7. Bake your cookies for 10 minutes. Rotating the pan halfway through to ensure even baking.
  8. Let the cookies cool for about ten minutes before moving them to a wire rack.

Enjoy your yummy s'mores cookies!