Summer is in full effect and what screams summer more than S’mores Cookies? These are the easiest Vegan S’mores Cookies you’re ever going to make. They’re sure to be a hit at all of your summer gatherings.
CAKE MIX COOKIES
Surprise! These cookies are made out of cake mix which makes this recipe completely foolproof. Did you know you can pretty much make any boxed cake mix into cookies? It’s super convenient and absolutely delicious. For these cookies, I used a chocolate fudge cake mix to act as the chocolate part of the s’more!
VEGAN CAKE MIX
Surprisingly, a lot of the cake mix that you can buy in major grocery stores are accidentally vegan. What this means is, it isn’t labelled vegan, but if you take a look at the ingredients, you’ll notice that there aren’t any animal ingredients listed. That said, when you go to make these boxed cakes, they typically call for eggs. Instead of using chicken eggs, you’re going to use flax eggs in this recipe to make it 100% egg-free and vegan.
WHAT IS FLAX EGG?
Okay, so now you might be wondering, what the heck is a flax egg? Simply put, a flax egg is made by mixing together ground flax seeds and water. When you allow this mixture to sit for a few minutes, it becomes gel-like and similar to the consistency of a chicken egg – which is exactly what you want.
VEGAN S’MORES COOKIES
Alright, so now you understand how the cake mix cookie dough itself is vegan, you might still be wondering about the graham crackers and marshmallows.
ARE GRAHAM CRACKERS VEGAN?
Graham crackers aren’t generally considered vegan because they contain honey which of course comes from bees. For that reason, you’re going to want to find a honey-free graham cracker. I love these ones by Kinnikinnick – they’re also gluten-free so you can also make this recipe gluten-free with a gluten-free cake mix.
ARE MARSHMALLOWS VEGAN?
Again, marshmallows are not considered vegan because they contain gelatin which is derived from animal bones and connective tissue. Thankfully, vegan marshmallows are available. I always use these ones by Dandies – they’re so delicious and what I used in this recipe.
HOW TO MAKE THE COOKIES
Now that we have all of our bases covered, let’s get to making the S’mores Cookies! Like I said before, these are probably going to be some of the easiest cookies you’ll ever make.
INGREDIENTS YOU NEED
- Chocolate fudge cake mix
- Kinnikinnick vegan graham crackers
- Dandies vegan marshmallows
- Ground flax seeds
- Chocolate chips
ENJOYING THE COOKIES
These cookies are best enjoyed straight out of the oven! If you want to prep these in advance, you can assemble the cookies and then freeze them until you’re ready to enjoy. Take them out of the freezer and allow them to thaw slightly as your oven preheats. Then, bake as usual.
S’MORES COOKIES (VEGAN)
- 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix (vegan)
- 1/2 cup oil (neutral tasting)
- 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax, 5 tbsp water)
- chocolate chips (to taste)
- 1 box graham crackers
- 1/2 bag vegan marshmallows
- Preheat the oven to 350ºC.
- Line a baking sheet and set aside.
- Make the flax eggs by combining ground flax and water in a small bowl.
- Pour the chocolate fudge cake mix into a medium-sized bowl followed by the oil, chocolate chips, and flax egg (once gel-like). Stir until combined.
- Break the graham crackers in half and evenly space on the baking sheet. Top with 1-2 tbsp of the chocolate cookie dough.
- Rip the vegan marshmallows in a half and press them into the cookie dough. Optionally, sprinkle some graham cracker crumbs over the top.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the marshmallows are golden brown.
- Allow to set for a couple minutes on the hot baking sheet.
- Best enjoyed straight out of the oven!
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