These Lucky Charms cookies are soft and chewy cookies. They are filled and topped with both Lucky charm marshmallows and cereal. Everyone loves this fun, easy, no chill recipe!
These magically delicious Lucky Charm cookies are both super easy and delicious! They are packed with both gooey Lucky Charms marshmallows and crunchy Lucky Charms cereal.
Lucky Charms have always been one of my favorite cereals. These kid-friendly Lucky Charms cookie recipe is as fun and yummy as the cereal. They are perfect for St. Patricks Day or anytime of the year!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These fun cookies are made with simple pantry friendly ingredients.
- Lucky Charms were my favorite cereal growing up. I still love eating them. They’re super cheerful and nostalgic!
- The dough comes together in minutes and there’s no chill time required.
- You don’t need any specialty tools to make these. You don’t even need a cookie scoop.
- This Lucky Charms cookie recipe is made with both the marshmallows and the cereal. The cereal definitely adds in a little bit of the Lucky Charms cereal flavor and some crunch!
Here are some useful notes on the ingredients needed to make this Lucky Charm cookie recipe.
- Lucky Charms cereal: Lucky Charms marshmallows add color sweet gooey bites to these cookies. We are also using some of the regular cereal from Lucky Charms. The cereal adds a little crunch for texture. It also brings out more of that classic Lucky Charms flavor!
- Flour: I use all-purpose flour. Avoid using too much flour. To measure flour, spoon it into your measuring cup and level it off with the back of a knife. To measure your flour the most accurately, use a kitchen scale.
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Salt: Salt enhances the flavor of these cookies. The cookies would be bland without salt.
- Butter: Use unsalted room temperature butter. Take butter out of the fridge about 2 hours ahead of time. The amount of salt can vary by brand. I use unsalted butter so that I can control how much salt is in the cookies.
- Sugar: Use light brown sugar. I originally made this recipe with both brown sugar and granulated sugar. I prefer using all light brown sugar. It gives the cookies their chewy texture and adds flavor. Be sure to use fresh brown sugar.
- Vanilla extract: Vanilla extract adds flavor. I recommend using pure vanilla extract for the best flavor.
- 1 Egg: Use a large, room temperature egg. Pull the egg out of the fridge 1 hour before making these cookies
See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions and Variations
- Use all marshmallows. If you have a box of Lucky Charms marshmallows, you can use all marshmallows instead of the cereal plus marshmallows.
- Use salted butter. You don’t need to add salt if you use salted butter.
Step by Step Instructions
Here are the directions on how to make Lucky Charms cereal cookies.
Step 1: (Pictured above) In a medium bowl, whisk to combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Step 2: (Pictured above) In a large bowl, beat together the room temperature butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes on medium speed til light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat til incorporated.
Step 3: (pictured above) Add in the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients with the mixer on low speed until just incorporated.
Step 4: (pictured above) Fold in the Lucky Charms cereal with a spatula til just combined.
Step 5: (pictured above) Drop the cookies by rounded tablespoons onto a a few inches apart onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350°F until the edges just start to brown (9-11 minutes).
Step 6: (pictured above) Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet 5 minutes. Then transfer them to a cooling rack.
Hint: Stick a couple extra pieces of Lucky Charms cereal in the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven if you like!
Bake one tray of cookies at a time. Baking one tray of cookies at a time allows for the best and most even heat circulation.
Place the baking sheet on the middle rack. Baking the cookies in the center of the oven puts the cookies at the best distance from the heat source.
Don’t overbake the cookies. Take them out as soon as the edges start to brown.
Stick a couple extra pieces of Lucky Charms cereal in the charms cookies as soon as they come out of the oven. You can also stick them on top of the cookie dough balls before baking, but they come out looking a little toasty.
Yes! You can leave out the cereal part. Just add extra Lucky Charms marshmallows in place of the cereal.
Everyone loves the colorful shapes and flavor of Lucky Charms Marshmallows. I think it’s the combination of the cereal and marshmallows make Lucky Charms magically delicious!
Take a tablespoon or tablespoon measuring spoon, scoop some dough and just drop it onto your baking sheet. You don’t need to smoosh it down or anything. Here’s a good video that shows how to drop by rounded tablespoon.
Room Temperature: Store these cookies with Lucky Charm marshmallows in an airtight container. Store at room temperature for 4 to 5 days.
Freezer: Freeze leftover baked cookies in a freezer storage bag for up to 1 month. Be sure to label the bag with the date.
Freeze the unbaked cookie dough balls in a freezer safe bag for up to 1 month. Write the date and “Lucky Charm Cookies” on the bag. Bake while still frozen. Add an additional minute or two to the baking time.
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Lucky Charms Cookies
- 1¼ cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1¼ teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅔ cup light brown sugar or half light brown sugar and half granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- ¾ cup Lucky Charms marshmallows plus extra for decorating (optional)
- ¼ cup Lucky charms cereal (not the marshmallows)
- Preheat oven to 350℉.
- Whisk to combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium mixing bowl.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
- Add the egg and beat on medium until incorporated.
- Add the dry ingredients and beat on medium speed until just incorporated.
- Stir in the Lucky Charms marshmallows and cereal with a spatula until incorporated.
- Drop cookies by rounded tablespoons on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 350°F until the edges just start to brown (9-11 minutes).
- Allow cookies cool on the baking sheet 5 minutes. Stick a couple extra pieces of Lucky Charms cereal in the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven if you like! Then transfer them to a cooling rack.