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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Lucky Charms Cookie Recipe (St. Patrick's Day Cookies)

Looking for St. Patrick's Day treat ideas?  Try this Lucky Charms cookie recipe.  It's simple to make and a fun treat for your family or use for a class party or other celebration.

Lucky Charms Cookie Dough Recipe

St. Patrick's Day is another fun holiday for kids.  My kids used to make a Leprechaun trap each year, but they never did manage to catch him or get his pot of gold.

We wear the green stuff and have some cutesy themed foods for the holiday, and they love this Lucky Charms cookie recipe.

I mean, it's Lucky Charms.  That's the best cereal no matter what time of the year!

You can buy Lucky Charms cookie dough, but it's expensive.  You can easily make your own Lucky Charms treat recipe for a lot less money!

Why You'll Love These St. Patrick's Day Cookies

  • This makes a small batch, so you don't have a bunch of cookies leftover.  However, you can easily double or triple the batch.
  • It's a lot cheaper to make your own than buy the premade Lucky Charms cookie dough.
  • Your kids will love them.  Who wouldn't want cereal in a cookie?
  • They are delicious!

Can You Cook Lucky Charms?

Yes!  There's no problem cooking the cereal bits or the marshmallows.  The marshmallows are dehydrated, so they don't melt or get gooey.

You can also use freeze dried fruity marshmallows if you can't find Lucky Charms.

Is it Better to Bake Cookies With Crisco or Butter?

I used butter to make my St. Patrick's Day cookies.  Shortening doesn't have any water in it, so there's no water to evaporate during cooking.

This helps your cookies hold their shape.  This also gives you a softer cookie.

However, butter gives cookies a rich buttery flavor.  Using butter usually results in a slightly flatter cookie, and it might spread a little.

You can get the best of both worlds and use half shortening and half butter.

Does Chilling Cookie Dough Make it Chewier?

I like to chill my cookie dough before baking.  This does two things.  It helps me because I can make the dough in the morning or even the night before.  Then I can just put the cookies in the oven in the evening when the family is home.

Secondly, chilling the dough helps the flavors meld together.  It also makes the cookies chewy, which is what we prefer.

What Flour is Best for Chewy Cookies?

Bread flour is best for a chewy cookie.  However, I use all purpose flour or about half an half all purpose flour and bread flour.

More St. Patrick's Day Treat Ideas

Here are more St. Patrick's Day treat ideas to inspire you:

Lucky Charms Cookie Dough Ingredients

Here's what you need to make these delicious treats:

Flour - You can use all purpose flour or bread flour.  If you're feeling spunky, mix the two together and use that.

Baking Soda 

Butter - I recommend using real butter and not margarine.  However, you can use shortening if you prefer.

Brown Sugar - I like the extra flavor using brown sugar versus white sugar.


Lucky Charms Marshmallows - I just pick it out from a full bag of cereal.  You can also buy a bag of just  marshmallows or use freeze dried fruity marshmallows.

How to Make Lucky Charms Cookie Dough Recipe

Step #1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Step #2

In a medium sized bowl, use a hand mixer to beat the butter and brown sugar together.  

Step #3

Add the egg and continue mixing until combined.

Step #4

Combine the flour and baking soda in a small bowl.  Add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and stir until combined.

Step #5

Fold in the Lucky Charms marshmallows and roll into 12 equal sized ball.  They will be able 1 inch in diameter.

Step #6

Bake for 12 minutes until golden brown.  Remove from oven and place a few marshmallows on top of the cookies while they are still soft and warm.

Transfer to a cooling rack and let cool.

This Lucky Charms cookie recipe makes one dozen cookies.  You can easily double or triple the recipe for more cookies.

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