These fun Lucky Charms Cookies are perfect St Patrick’s Day cookies loved by kids and adults. Soft and chewy mint cookies loaded with mint chocolate chips and Lucky Charms marshmallows!
Lucky Charms Cookies
If you are a big fan of Lucky Charms Cereal, you’ll love these because we put real cereal right inside the cookie.
We love to make fun treats for holidays, especially St. Patrick’s Day. It’s one of my favorite holidays! After you make this dessert try our Pot of Gold Oreos, Rainbow Pretzels and Leprechaun Nutter Butters.
Important Ingredients You Will Need:
- Butter – you will need unsalted softened butter.
- Sugar – since these are mint sugar cookies, you will want to use granulated sugar.
- Egg – You only need 1 egg. Using eggs at room temperature will incorporate better into the dough, providing a more even bake.
- Mint Extract – this adds a nice mint flavor to the cookies.
- Green Food Coloring – Feel free to skip the coloring, but we think the green makes these cookies look so fun!
- Cream of Tartar – this created a soft and chewy texture – similar to Snickerdoodles.
- Chocolate Chips – you will need mint chocolate chips. If you are having a hard time finding them at the store, regular chocolate chips will work just fine.
- Lucky Charms – You can buy Lucky Charms Marshmallows on Amazon, or just separate the marshmallows from the traditional cereal box.
Is peppermint extract the same as mint extract?
Nope! You’ll want to stick with mint extract for these cookies (and any recipe with that true mint flavor.) Mint extract is a mixture of spearmint and peppermint and peppermint is just, well, peppermint.
Is gel food coloring better than liquid?
One isn’t necessarily better than the other, but gel coloring is slightly more concentrated so you have to use less. If you use liquid you may just need to use a few extra drops.
How To Make Lucky Charms Cookies
- First, mix together the butter and sugar until it’s nice and creamy.
- Next, add in the food coloring, mint extract and the egg.
- When that is all stirred together you can add all of your dry ingredients.
- Lastly, gently fold in the cereal and chocolate chips.
- Roll the dough into small round balls and place onto a cookie sheet to bake for about 10 minutes. You’ll have to check on them and adjust the time depending on how big you make them.
Take these as a special school treat this year. Maybe leave these cookies out with your Leprechaun trap. You know how much Leprechauns love Lucky Charms!
Other St. Patrick’s Day Treats
- St. Patrick’s Day Pudding Parfait
- Lucky Charms Fudge
- No-Bake Lucky Charms Cheesecake
- Shamrock Shake
- Lucky Charms Cake
Lucky Charms Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 3/4 Tbsp mint extract
- 3-4 drops green food coloring
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup mint chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cup Lucky charms Marshmallows
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream the butter and sugar.
- Add the egg, extract and food coloring and mix until the color is fully combined.
- Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt.
- Once fully combined, fold in the chocolate chips and lucky charms marshmallows.
- Roll into small balls and place them on a cookie sheet.
- Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.