Lucky Charms cookies are a chewy sugar cookie loaded with Lucky Charms marshmallows and the added flavour of crushed Lucky Charms cereal. Perfect for St Patricks Day, kids, and kids at heart.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THEM
Perfect texture. They have a chewy centre with slightly crispy edges.
No dough chilling required. The recipe comes together quickly and the dough does not have to be chilled.
A fun cookie. These are a fun and different cookie. Perfect for kids and kids at heart.
St Patrick's Day baking. These are perfect cookies to bake for St Patrick's Days.
- Butter - I use salted butter and make sure it is at room temperature.
- Sugar - This recipe just uses white sugar.
- Vanilla extract
- Egg- This recipe use one whole large egg.
- Flour- All purpose flour works best.
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
- Lucky Charms cereal- You'll need to use Lucky Charms cereal and the marshmallows for this cookie recipe.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
Start by preheating the oven to 350 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Sort your Lucky Charms cereal so you have 1 cup of marshmallows (plus some more for adding on top of the cookies) and 1/2 cup of cereal. Set the marshmallows aside.
Add the cereal into a zip lock bag and crush until no large pieces remain. Set aside.
In a large bowl or stand mixer cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. This takes a good 5 minutes.
Add in vanilla and egg. Beat until mixture is well combined.
In a second bowl whisk together flour, crushed cereal, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
Add dry ingredients into wet and mix until combined.
Fold in the Lucky Charms marshmallows.
Scoop out 3 tbsp worth for dough and shape into a ball. Place on the baking sheet 2 inches apart. Top the cookie dough balls with extra Lucky Charms marshmallows.
Bake cookies for 12 minutes or until bottoms are a light golden brown.The cookies will be puffed up and look slightly under done but they will continue to bake as they cool and flatten out.
Let fully cool on the baking pan before moving.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW TO GET CHEWY COOKIES
The trick is to slightly under bake the cookies. Take them out when the centre looks a little soft. Leave them to cool on the tray. The residual heat from the tray will continue to cook the cookies. Once cooled the cookies will stiffen up and be chewy.
WHAT DOES SPOONED AND LEVELLED FLOUR MEAN?
Spooned and levelled flour refers to the way of measuring flour. To properly measure flour you should scoop spoonfuls of flour into your measuring cup and then scrape with a knife to level off the access. Scooping the measuring cup directly into your flour cause the flour to compress and getting more than the recipe calls for.
STORING THE COOKIES
Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. The keep well up to four days.
HOW TO GET PERFECTLY ROUND COOKIES
As soon as the baked cookies are pulled from the oven place a round cookie cutter (a little bit large than the cookies) around the cookies. Then, gently swirl it around. This will give your cookie a round shape. If you don’t have a cookie cutter you can use a glass or a jar lid.
CAN I MAKE THE COOKIES SMALLER?
These cookies are best to keep at a large size.
CAN I FREEZE THEM?
Yes, you can freeze the cookie dough balls or baked cookies in the freezer up to 3 months. When baking from frozen they will need a few extra minutes to bake.
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Lucky Charms Cookies
- large bowl
- baking pans
- measuring cups/spoons
- 1/2 C Lucky Charms cereal (no marshmallows)
- 1 C salted butter at room temperature
- 1 & 1/4 C white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 & 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 & 1/4 C all purpose flour spooned and levelled*
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 C Lucky Charms Marshmallows plus more for adding on top of the cookies
- Preheat oven to 350 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Sort your Lucky Charms cereal so you have 1 cup of marshmallows (plus some more for adding on top of the cookies) and 1/2 cup of cereal. Set the marshmallows aside.
- Add the cereal into a zip lock bag and crush until no large pieces remain. Set aside.1/2 C Lucky Charms cereal
- In a large bowl or stand mixer cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. This takes a good 5 minutes.1 C salted butter, 1 & 1/4 C white sugar
- Add in vanilla and egg. Beat until mixture is well combined.1 large egg, 1 & 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- In a second bowl whisk together flour, crushed cereal, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.2 & 1/4 C all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 C Lucky Charms cereal
- Add dry ingredients into wet and mix until combined.
- Fold in the Lucky Charms marshmallows.1 C Lucky Charms Marshmallows
- Scoop out 3 tbsp worth for dough and shape into a ball. Place on the baking sheet 2 inches apart. Top the cookie dough balls with extra Lucky Charms marshmallows.
- Bake cookies for 12 minutes or until bottoms are a light golden brown.The cookies will be puffed up and look slightly under done but they will continue to bake as they cool and flatten out.Let fully cool on the baking pan before moving.
Absolutely loved these cookies!! So easy and fun to make! Transported me back to my childhood. Thank you for the recipe!! - The Baked Baker
Thank you so much for the review! Glad you enjoyed the cookies 🙂
I made these cookies for St. Patrick’s Day. And let me just say - they are DELIGHTFUL! So yummy. Soft and chewy and the amount of crushed cereal in the recipe makes them really taste like lucky charms but also still taste like a cookie. Especially paired with a glass of milk. Will be making these annually!
Thank you for the sweet comment! So happy you liked them 🙂
Haven't made these yet but I do have a question. Can I omit the cereal and use just the marshmallows instead of both?
Hi, I haven't tired leaving out the cereal. It does get crushed so you don't get big pieces of cereal. I wouldn't add extra marshmallows if you are leaving out the cereal.
I made these with the grandkids for St Patrick’s Day. They had so much fun sorting the marshmallows out. They ate most of them as they sorted lol. These cookies are amazing. A great little sugar cookie with the marshmallows. A delicious buttery flavor
Love it! So happy you enjoyed them 🙂