You won’t believe how good these Lucky Charms cookies are until you try them! After years of stealing all of the marshmallows from Lucky Charms cereal (I know you’ve done it too), I decided I might as well steal all of them and turn them into something BETTER!
About the BEST Soft Lucky Charms Cookies
Have you seen the Lucky Charms food items around your store? Pillsbury Lucky Charms cookies, Lucky Charms marshmallows, Hot Chocolate, Rice Krispy treats, and even ice cream? These cookies top all of the other Lucky Charms food items you can buy. Plus, they’re homemade, so they taste even better!
At first, I thought it was weird turning cereal into a treat and dessert, but it really is something amazing. Not all cereal can do this… but Lucky Charms turn into great cookies with perfect texture and a gorgeous look.
When I decided to add Lucky Charms marshmallows to these cookies, I was so surprised with the flavor it added to the cookie! It really packs a punch. The flavor of the marshmallows is sweet and melts on your tongue, without being cereal-y. The crispness and softness of the marshmallows add so much texture to the cookie.
All I can say is, don’t knock it until you try these soft Lucky Charms cookies!
Lucky Charms Cookies Ingredients
- Salted butter – I prefer salted butter because it adds great flavor to cookies. You can use unsalted butter, but I would add an extra ¼ tsp of salt to amp up the flavor.
- White & brown sugar – The magic makers of the cookie. The balance between the two creates the perfect chewy cookie!
- Eggs – An additional yolk helps with the chew and tenderness of the cookie.
- Lucky Charms marshmallows – I picked out the marshmallows from a mega-size Lucky Charms cereal box. I haven’t tried the dehydrated marshmallows that you can buy online, so not sure if it would taste or look the same, but it would definitely save some time. If you try non-Lucky Charms marshmallows, be sure to let us know how it went! I also know you can now buy Lucky Charms marshmallows in stores. We don’t have them where I am at yet, so for now, I’ll be sorting out the cereal!
Tips for Making Lucky Charms Cookies
I noticed that if I didn’t push the marshmallows used for topping onto the cookie deep enough by the time they cooled down, they started to fall off when tilted into my mouth. So make sure to press them in and not just lay them on top!
Store them in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days. I found the topping marshmallows go soft when stored in a bag or container though. So if you want them crunchy still, make the cookies the same day you want to eat them! But I found I could also leave a gap open in a bag that I had them in, and it didn’t make the marshmallows on top as soft.
These soft cookies are going to be a staple when St. Patrick’s Day comes around in my home. Kids will 100% love these! (Adults are just taller kids, so you’ll love it too!)
Looking for more delicious cookie recipes? Try these:
- Graham Slam Cookies
- Whoppers Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate No-Bake Cookies
- Triple Chip Pudding Cookies
- ½ C (4 oz) salted butter
- ¼ C (1.7 oz) shortening
- ½ C (3.5 oz) white sugar
- ½ C (4 oz) brown sugar
- 1 egg + 1 yolk
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ¾ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 2 C (9 oz) all-purpose flour
- 2 C (2.4 oz) Lucky Charms marshmallows
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Cream the butter, shortening, and sugars.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
- Add the dry ingredients and 1 C of Lucky Charms marshmallows. Save the other 1 C of marshmallows for topping the cookies. Mix until fully combined.
- Using a #40 cookie dough scoop (1 ¾ -2 tablespoons) scoop the dough onto a pan covered with parchment paper.
- Bake the cookies for 7-8 minutes, until the sides start to lightly brown.
- Pull the cookies out, and immediately top each cookie with 3-4 Lucky Charms marshmallows. Let them sit for 2-3 minutes, or until bottoms are mostly set up, and then put the cookies on a cooling rack.