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12 Days of Cookies - Campfire Cookies

Alright, gather 'round my goslings, for a tale of triumph. The Campfire Cookie, a dark horse in my 12 Days of Cookies series, had a rocky start but ended up securing its place as a crowd favorite of my cookie realm.


I was on the brink of waving the white flag on this smokey marshmallow dream, but I soldiered on, and boy, am I thrilled I didn't slam the proverbial  cookie jar shut. 


Turning the basic butter dough into a cocoa marshmallow symphony? It took a few rounds of trial and error, a dash of experimentation, and after a couple of kitchen fails, voilà – the magic concoction emerged. A final recipe that lived up to its namesake, the Campfire Cookie.

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The Mallows

Now, here's the twist – ditching the typical mini marshmallows for a more refined companion, organic marshmallow creme. I folded it into the dough, wrapped it tight in wax paper, and stuck it in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Once it was hard enough to cut cleanly, I pulled it out and sliced it into about fifteen pieces. These guys cook in about 15 minutes on a pre-lined cookie sheet. 


The Smoke


After heating the remaining marshmallow creme in a double boiler, I put a dollop onto each cookie.


And here's the important part – fire. That marshmallow crown on top? Torch it like you would a marshmallow over a campfire. It gets a golden tan and a hint of smokiness. That's why this gem earned the moniker it rightfully deserves – the Campfire Cookie.


But, hey, don't just take my word for it –try it out. And make sure to cookie number 10; trust me, you wont want to miss it.

Campfire Cookies

Stay tuned for the next cookie in 12 Days of Cookies! If you missed the cookie number 8 click here. And while your'e here, check out these hand painted cookie plates.

Campfire Cookie Ingredients

  • Prep: 35 Minutes
  • Cook: 15 Minutes
  • Total:  45 Minutes
  • Serving: 1 Cookie
  • Yield: 15 Cookies



  • Prepared Basic Butter Dough
  • 3 tbs of cocoa powder
  • 7 oz Marshmallow Creme
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
Campfire cookies

Directions for Campfire Cookies

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the cocoa powder into the Basic Butter Dough until the dough is uniformly brown.
  3. Once combined, fold in half of the marshmallow creme and chocolate chips.
  4. Form into a log and roll tightly into wax paper.
  5. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes until the dough is hard enough to cut cleanly. 
  6. Place the cookies on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets before transferring them to wire racks.
  9. Once cooled, heat the remainder of the marshmallow creme in a double boiler and spoon a dollop onto each cookie. 
  10. Torch it with a kitchen torch until toasted. 
  11. Enjoy!
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