S’mores are one of my top ten foods in the whole world. The WHOLE world of food, you guys. And all I want are those crumbly graham crackers, chocolate, and oh-so-perfectly toasted marshmallows. Sadly… David and I are several years into adulting and we don’t get away for mountains and campfires as often as we like. Hence, these s’mores cookies! All you need to say is: YES.
S’mores always take me back to the night before David and I got married. The wedding was in a canyon in the Wasatch Mountains. We knew we would have friends traveling in from all over the country, so my parents were generous enough to rent a large cabin that slept 20+ people. David and I will always be so overwhelmed by all the happy feelings that weekend. Much of that happiness came from having all of our closest friends in one place. Watching our various friend groups collide and become friends. The night before the wedding, we were all at the cabin–just messing around. We played games, hot tubbed, laughed around the campfire, and made s’mores. I don’t even remember who I was sitting next to as I held out the first pointy stick I had found. Marshmallow on the end. Jut above the glowing coals to get that nice dark brown color. (Though I’m not above a flaming burnt marshmallow, either!) I was sitting with a group of my girls and David was over in a man-huddle talking to his boys. All I remember is just being insanely happy.
Oh. And beauty sleep before the wedding day? Nah – who needs it anyway. David and I were up until at least 2 am the night before our wedding. Around 1 am, David and I snuck away to the back porch to write our vows. (Champion procrastinating right there.) We both smelled like campfire. I had marshmallow stuck to my fingers. Pretty sure I was in a hoody and my hair was in a messy bun. We could not have been less glamorous the night before our wedding. And it was perfect. <3
So if you’ve got a happy campfire anywhere in your memories, let these s’mores cookies take you back!
*Adapted from Chocolate, Chocolate, and More‘s S’mores Cookie Bars.