I don’t use box mixes often, but sometimes you’re post-call from a horrendous 28 hour ICU shift and just need some kitchen therapy…and a warm cookie ;). Box mix to the rescue! Starting with a brownie mix makes these cookies very quick and easy. There’s almost no measuring required, no mixer needed, and the dough doesn’t even need to chill. Even on your most lazy/tired day, you can still bake some delicious cookies! Ghirardelli Brownie Mixes are my favorite and that’s what I used for this recipe. You get a rich, chocolate flavor with nice crispy edges and a chewy center. That’s my kind of cookie! I added some chopped graham crackers and marshmallow bits for some s’mores flavor and they were very tasty! It doesn’t get any more picnic friendly than cookies and s’mores are basically the quintessential summer dessert, right? The box mix makes them so quick and easy, giving you more time at the playground, pool, lake, etc. However, if you’re hard-core against box mixes I’m sure you could use the cookie base from THIS recipe, swapping out the oreos for chopped graham crackers and marshmallow bits. Enjoy!

S’mores Brownie Cookies

1 box (20 oz) Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie mix (dry mix only!)*
1 egg
1/3 cup oil
2 tbsp water
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup Kraft Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits (dehydrated marshmallow bits)*
2 sheets graham crackers, chopped

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In large bowl, combine brownie mix, egg, oil, and water. Mix until combined – dough will be very thick. Stir in chocolate chips, marshmallow bits, and chopped graham crackers.
3. Using a 3 tbsp scoop, place dough on prepared baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 12-13 minutes or until edges just start to brown. Centers will NOT appear done but will set upon cooling. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes 14 cookies.
Notes: I’m guessing you could use any ~20 oz brownie mix, but I have only tried this with Ghirardelli. You can find mallow bits at Walmart, Target, Kroger, etc.

Categories: Cookies

10 Responses so far.

  1. Ngoc says:

    My 10 y.o. saw me eying this recipe for a neighborhood party dessert competition and begged if she could make it. She made it last night, and both she and her brother loved it! So creative, yummy easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Looking forward to trying your many other delicious recipes! She has already requested your Funfetti Cake for her birthday.

  2. mais aqui says:

    brownie is great to do for kids levatrem to snack at school I always do for mine here, I will enjoy and make this recipe, they will be grateful. Thanks for the post, great.

  3. Sharon says:

    We love these so much!!! I used mini marshmallows in the batter instead of the bits. They broke down quite a bit with the mixer. The cookies were gooey and oh so delicious! Thank you for posting the recipe.

  4. sally king says:

    Kendra: I bought items to roast smores over a fire for 4th of July, unfortunately no fires allowed due to fire threats. Had company coming couple days later and thought what can I make for dessert with brownie cake mix. I found your recipe and cookies were disappearing before dinner. Very gooey and don’t over bake. My oven is off and forgot to adjust on 2nd batch, so added a slice of bread and 2 days later, hubby is enjoying all to his self. I’m planning on making for a potluck in a week but thought I’d replace semi-morsels with Hershey’s candy bar, chopped up? Have you or anyone tried this? (Thanks for my new favorite cookie)

    • Kendra says:

      I haven’t tried it but I’m sure it would work! Enjoy!

      • Sally King says:

        Hi Kendra: For those that try the recipe, suggest not using a brownie mix with fudge. Was too dry, but after baking first 6, I added another T of water or 2 and they did end up tasting great, but will stick with Ghirardelli or Double Chocolate or Dark Chocolate brownie…hummm…it sounds like snack time. Will have to look into more of your recipes. Thanks again!

    • Sally A. King says:

      what in world did I mean when I said I added a slice of bread to my cookie dough. Guess this proves one needs to proof read before sending. Now my brain is attempting to figure out what I really added. Maybe little more graham crackers or maybe a little flour?
      who knows. But just try and stick with brownie mix without fudge. (hope nobody tried this)

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