These easy vegan s’mores cookies recipe are like summer in hand held form! The perfect s’mores without the mess all over you! Simple, delicious and great for sharing!
If you love s’mores, then you are going to love these vegan s’mores cookies even more.
S’mores are messy and while yes that’s part of the fun, sometimes we just don’t want to be messy. Especially if you have kids sometimes you just don’t need like finding wipes or a sink. Plus, s’mores don’t really travel well and are best eaten immediately.
These dairy free s’mores cookies, on the other hand, allow you to have a hand held, portable version of s’mores without so much mess!
They are also really really easy. I mean these vegan cookies need just one bowl, minutes to prep and bake, are freezable. The only thing left to wonder is what in the world you haven’t made them yet.
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VEGAN S’MORES COOKIES INGREDIENTS:
Below are notes about the main ingredients before we get into the full recipe located lower in this post on how to make this easy vegan cookies recipe:
- flax egg – when you combine ground flax seed and water together it becomes gelatinous. It’s a great substitute for replacing eggs
- vegan butter – adds richness, makes cookies tender and adds flavor
- vegan sugar – we use a combination of cane sugar and brown sugar to make these cookies the perfect sweetness
- all purpose flour – regular all-purpose flour is the best option for these cookies
- baking soda – help with the rise and leavening
- salt – helps for the flavors to come out
- vegan chocolate chips – use your favorite. We usually use Top 8 Free Enjoy Life or Great Value brand
- vegan marshmallows – we love using Dandies
- vegan graham crackers – Nabisco Original do not contain honey; however if you can’t locate those your can use our homemade vegan graham cracker recipe
Substitutions and Variations:
- flax egg – you can swap the flax egg for 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
- vegan butter – we don’t recommend swapping, but you could use coconut oil or another neutral flavored oil if needed
- vegan sugar – coconut sugar could be used to replace
- all purpose flour – you can use gluten free 1:1 flour blend if needed
Besides these subs we don’t recommend making other substitutions.
Frequently Asked Questions on how to make the best vegan s’mores cookies:
For gluten free, we have had the best of luck with King Arthur Measure for Measure flour and then use a gluten free graham cracker.
The main vegan marshmallows on the market do contain soy; however, there are new ones at Walmart that appear to be soy free. We also have a homemade vegan marshmallow recipe however we haven’t tested it yet in baking. If you are able to find soy free marshmallows, you’ll also want to use soy free vegan butter.
Yes! Let cool completely and then leave in an air tight container on the counter for up to 5 days.
Of course. Whether you want to eat the entire batch at one time or you just need a couple here and there, you can totally roll out what you need and then freeze the remaining batter in an air tight freezer container or bag.
Absolutely! While chilling dough isn’t needed for this recipe, if you wanted to make the dough ahead, but not ready to make, just cover the bowl and place in the fridge up to a week.
It does take chilled cookies longer to cook so check after the recommended baking time and you may need an additional few minutes to finish your cookies.
Many people believe that since there’s no eggs in the dough, that they could just eat the dough; however, flour is actually more a risk for salmonella poisoning than eggs.
For that reason, we do not recommend eating this dough.
However, we do have an edible vegan chocolate chip cookie dough that you can eat. As well as a gluten free edible vegan chocolate chip cookie dough.
Yes! If you do this we recommend taking the 3 scoops of mixture and then flatten to thick pancake size. Take 1 large marshmallow and then the sides up. roll into a ball. Repeat with remaining sides
What is vegan sugar?
In the United States, most sugar has been processed through bone char. While there are no animal parts left in the sugar, many vegans are not okay with the practice of using animal parts in the refining process.
This is not the case in most other countries.
Learn more about why your sugar may not be vegan here.
Are vegan chocolate chip cookies healthy?
When you eat a cookie like this, you release serotonin which is always a healthy thing to have happen.
This recipe does contain vegan butter and vegan sugar; however both of those could be replaced with substitutions like applesauce and coconut sugar to make healthier, although the taste and texture would differ.
Are chocolate chips vegan?
Traditionally, milk chocolate chips are not vegan; however, many dark chocolate chips can be vegan.
The main ingredient that makes a cookie not vegan is either milk or whey (whey powder). If those ingredients are not included in the ingredient list, then the chocolate chips are likely vegan.
You could also make your own vegan chocolate chips by following a homemade chocolate recipe and then piping chips instead.
Where do you find vegan chocolate chips?
If you are looking to just find vegan chocolate chips in the store, then you can absolutely find them. They are actually getting easier and easier.
One of our favorites is Enjoy Life, and they can be found in most grocery stores, Target, Walmart, and stores like Whole Foods and natural grocery stores. They are Top 8 Allergen Free and do not contain and dairy or eggs making them completely vegan.
Stores like Whole Foods will also have a large variety of other vegan chocolate chips like Lilys or Chatfields.
What are your favorite vegan chocolate chips?
We have a tendency to just stick with Enjoy Life. They are easiest to find and they taste almost indistinguishable from traditional chips.
However, if we found a good dark chocolate bar that we like, for example Aldi’s 70% cacao bars, then sometimes we use those too.
Should my dough be sticky?
No. If you have sticky dough and followed the instructions, it could be because of the altitude that you live at or maybe things weren’t measure entirely correctly.
Tips on how to make the best vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe:
We list a ton of tips above and highly recommend that you read each one if before you cook your cookies; however, if you want the short version here’s some easy tips on making the best vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe.
- Preheat the oven before you start making your dough
- Use a cookie scoop to ensure uniform size of cookies so they bake at an even temperature.
- Don’t make substitutions unless you are aware of the changes it will make to your cookies
- Watch your cookies in the oven as all oven temperatures are different you may need to pull out your cookies earlier or leave longer
What are other awesome vegan cookie ideas that I should make?
Whether you are doing a cookie exchange or you just want to switch up and make a new vegan cookie recipe, we have you covered.
We have over a dozen vegan cookie recipes that you can find when you click on our best vegan cookie recipes roundup.
We have everything from the salted caramel cookies you see above, as well as things like:
- vegan snickerdoodles
- vegan classic sugar cookies
- vegan peanut butter cookies
- vegan oatmeal cookies
- and more!
Just click here.
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Vegan S’mores Cookies
- 2 tbsp ground flax seed
- 6 tbsp water
- 2/3 cup vegan butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup vegan cane sugar
- 1/2 cup vegan light brown sugar, packed
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 1/3 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
- 5 vegan graham crackers, crushed
- 1 cup mini vegan marshmallows (or 16-20 large marshmallows)
- Add ground flax and water to a bowl and stir. Set aside. (This makes flax egg)
- Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, add softened vegan butter and both sugars. Beat with a mixer (stand or hand) until light and creamy about 2 -3 mins.
- Add in flax egg mixture and vanilla extract. Beat them until combined (about 15 – 20 seconds).
- To the same bowl, add the flour, baking soda and salt and fold with a spatula until combined.
- Add 1 cup chips and all crushed graham crackers and use a spatula to fold in.
- Scoop out 3 tablespoons of dough and push in 5-7 marshmallows. Roll into a ball and place on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough placing 2 inches apart.
- Use the other 1/3 cup chips to add to the top of dough balls.
- Bake the cookies for 12 – 14 mins. *It’s important to stick to this time frame so you don’t over bake the cookies. If it seems they need more time, then don’t take them out!
- Remove from oven and let cool for at least 5 mins to set.
- Store any leftovers in an air tight container.
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