A soft sugar cookie, filled with crushed cereal and white chocolate chips, then topped with magical marshmallows and more white chocolate chips.
Imagine your favorite childhood cereal transformed into a delicious cookie — it’s a dream come true. Just seeing those rainbows, hearts, stars and shamrocks are sure to bring a smile to your face.
You see, I loved Lucky Charms cereal when I was a kid — my favorite part was picking out the pretty colored and fun shaped marshmallows and popping them in my mouth – no need for milk!
Even though I am not much of a cereal eater these days, I knew I wanted to use this nostalgic cereal to make a unique cookie for this magical holiday. There’s just something about that mischievous leprechaun that made me want to do it!
Being a wee bit Irish, I love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by showering my friends and family with homemade sweets while wishing them good fortune and happiness.
These cookies start with a scrumptious sugar cookie base, however, for a bit of a twist, I added some crushed Lucky Charms cereal into the dough to give it more texture and to create a “cereal milk” flavor. To enhance this flavor, I also added some vanilla powder (totally optional) and some sweet white chocolate chips, just because can a cookie be too sweet?
Then, instead of adding the marshmallows into the dough, I decided just to place them on top of the cookies right after they came out of the oven along with some additional white chocolate chips. If you prefer, you can add the marshmallows into the dough – just use about 1 cup.
The result, well, let’s just say, my husband could not keep his hands off of them! They really are magically delicious!
Lucky Charms Cookies
By: Sheila | Sweet Baked Life
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup crushed Lucky Charms cereal (no marshmallows)
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla powder (optional)
- 1-1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- White chocolate chips and Lucky Charms marshmallows for garnish
- Heat your oven to 350 degrees and take out two cookie sheets and set aside until ready to use.
- Into a large bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars until well blended. Then add the eggs, one at a time and beating each until incorporated. Then add the vanilla extract and beat until combined.
- In a large baggy, Lucky Charms (pick out the marshmallows for garnish), and beat with a rolling pin or other hard surface item until coarse crumbs form. Note, I wanted them coarse for the texture, but you can grind them for a more flour-like texture if you prefer. Set aside until ready to use. Using about 1-1/2 cups of the cereal will yield 3/4 cups.
- In a medium bowl, add the four, cream of tarter, baking powder, salt, and vanilla powder and mix until incorporated. With your mixer on low speed, slowly add the four, then add the crushed Lucky Charms cereal and mix until incorporated. Remove the bowl from the mixer, add the white chocolate chips and mix with a spoon.
- With a large cookie scoop (I used a #30, 2.3 tablespoon size), scoop dough out and place on cookie sheets. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until slightly golden in color. Remove from oven and immediately place some marshmallows and white chocolate chips on the top of each cookie. Let cool for about 3-5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring them onto a rack to cool completely. Can be stored in an air-tight container for 5 days (if they last that long!).
Bring a little magic to your day by whipping up a batch or two of these delightful and fun Lucky Charms Cookies.
“Happiness being a dessert so sweet, may life give you more than you can ever eat.”