Graham crackers are an excellent vessel for s’mores because they offer crunch and a break from the ultra sweet marshmallow and typical Hershey’s milk chocolate. Don’t get me wrong, I ADORE s’mores and anything with s’mores flavors but sometimes it can be a little bit of sweetness overload. I just love a good chewy, slightly sweet, spiced gingersnap cookie with a bit of a crunch at the edges. Plus you can’t beat the sparkling sugar coating and crackly appearance, they just LOOK like Christmastime right?
Well I didn’t want to just post a plain gingersnap cookie recipe because there’s a ton floating around online. I wanted to take it up a notch. That’s why when the idea of using homemade gingersnap cookies instead of graham crackers for s’mores sandwiches popped into my head I immediately began gathering all the necessary ingredients. I think I was unconsciously inspired by What’s Gaby Cooking and her Chocolate Chip S’mookies last year. Later that day I was in heaven munching on these ridiculously tasty treats. If you know anything about me you know I am ALL about the texture and I will dream about these gingersnap s’mores and their amazing chewy, crispy, ooey, gooey, stickiness for days.
I love to use this OXO medium cookie scoop and this kitchen torch for this recipe!
I tried these Gingersnap S’mores with both toasted marshmallows and marshmallow fluff and the fluff was the clear winner for s’mores sandwiches that are neater, prettier, and flat enough to eat easily. However with the marshmallow fluff you have to use a kitchen torch for best results. SO with that said feel completely free to use regular marshmallows, just note that the sandwiches may be thicker than these pictures indicate.
There’s another option (really you can make these babies any way you want). If you won’t miss out on the toasted part of s’mores (especially for those of you who don’t have means for toasting marshmallows) or the slightly crisp gingersnaps, you can also assemble Gingersnap S’mores (using regular marshmallows or fluff, melted chocolate or Hershey’s bars), wrap each in foil, and place in a 350°F for 4 to 5 minutes.
If you make these Gingersnap S’mores, be sure to take a picture and tag it #handletheheat on Instagram. I love seeing your photos!