Recipe Review

These Lucky Charms Cookies Are Both Magically Delicious and Worth Your Time to Make

published Mar 14, 2022
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St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate the deliciousness that is Lucky Charms and if you’re a true fan of the cereal, there are endless ways to celebrate. From super-sized marshmallows to a batch of Lucky Charms Marshmallow Bites and even Lucky Charms-inspired makeup, there’s something for everyone. But for those traditionalists among us, having an experience as close as possible to that perfect bowl of Lucky Charms is much needed.

Truthfully, I think there’s nothing like a really good bowl of cereal. We eat our favorite blend, and then when we’re done, can enjoy the cereal-sweetened milk as a bonus. And for me, that’s the best part. So imagine my excitement when I saw food blogger Cooking With Karli‘s recipe for Lucky Charms Cookies topped with cereal milk frosting.

While at their core, these cookies are essentially sugar cookies, the addition of marshmallows, Lucky Charms, and cereal milk frosting make them perfect for any occasion — but especially St. Patrick’s Day.

To begin making these cookies, preheat the oven to 350°F. Next, you’ll take your designated amount of Lucky Charms cereal and soak them in heavy cream. This will be the foundation of the frosting that will later be used on the cookies.

The cookie dough starts fairly traditionally, with blending butter and sugar, and then adding in eggs and vanilla extract, followed by flour and baking powder. The fun starts when those Lucky Charms marshmallows are next stirred in. Then, scoop out the dough, roll into a ball, and flatten into cookies. These will bake for around 15 minutes. You want the final cookie to not be wet in the middle, but still be soft and chewy.

As those cookies cool, it’s time for frosting. Stir some milk into that heavy cream mixture, and add some butter and powdered sugar. The frosting will be whipped until fluffy and light. Then, just spread the frosting on the cookies and, of course, top with more Lucky Charms!

You can get the complete Lucky Charms Cookies recipe here and for more St. Patrick’s Day recipes beyond corned beef, click here.