These Loaded Lucky Charms Cornflakes Sugar Cookies are the perfect sweet indulge for the entire family regardless of the season. The best kid-approved, adult-loving cookies you'll ever try made with nostalgic childhood favorites-----cornflakes + Lucky Charms cereal, festive rainbow sprinkles, and great chewy texture from the chunky frame. Super easy to make. Make Ahead option.
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There's literally no cookie that isn't worth baking and these Loaded Lucky Charms Cornflakes Sugar Cookies are definitely a MUST! Personally, cookie season is every season and I just love creating fun, sweet treat recipes especially with my son involved. Growing up, I remember being an ultimate fan of Lucky Charms cereal and always eating the marshmallows at every chance that I got. Haha. Of course, cornflakes were another staple and when there was the frosted version available, just a few spoonfuls of sugar to the cornflakes and milk did the trick.
And if you're looking for simpler cookies, then these Thick + Chewy Funfetti Cookies are just thing to bake!
To say the least, these cookies are truly a recipe that both kids and adults will approve. If you're looking for something a little less festive for everyday consumption, these Big Bakery-Style Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies or Soft Oversized Crinkled Sprinkle Sugar Cookies are the perfect thing for you!
Don't worry---I'll be talking more about how to make the perfect cookies further below for anyone else who struggles like I did.
Be sure to see these beauties (and other recipes) come to life via IG Reels for a nice visual!
Overall, sprinkles are just the right thing to couple with a good chunky cookie and when it's baking season, I just recommend using them up in these easy, fun loaded sugar cookies. These cookies are just the right amount of sweetness, chunkiness, softness and includes a ton of true sugar cookie flavor, and is altogether easy to make—using simple ingredients. It’s a win, win situation—believe me!
Basically, Lucky Charms cookies are a sugar cookie base with the marshmallows from the Lucky Charms cereal. However, with these loaded cookies, I chose to add both the marshmallows and actual cereal from the Lucky Charms along with cornflakes and rainbow sprinkles for added crunch and fun!
These Loaded Lucky Charms Cornflakes Sugar Cookies take just less than 25 minutes (in total) to whip up. You’ll need a few important ingredients to achieve the thick, chewy texture perfectly, chill them for at least 1 hour for the best structure/texture, then bake them to perfection!
You’ll need a few important ingredients to create the perfect Loaded Lucky Charms Cornflakes Sugar Cookies:
Here, I’ve curated a list of cooking + baking essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baked goods or cooked meals, especially with these Loaded Lucky Charms Cornflakes Sugar Cookies. Everything from my fave baking sheet, liners, spatulas, hand-mixers, mixing bowls, and more.
OK, so when it comes to making these Loaded Cereal Sugar Cookies or any cookie rather, chilling your dough or not chilling it makes a difference in the results of the actual cookie once it's baked. Personally, I lean towards not chilling my cookie dough sometimes because I'm less concerned with the coming out perfectly, however, in other cases, I do chill for at least 1 hour!
The #1 reason why you should chill your dough is to prevent your cookies from spreading too much---which results in a thinner, more crispy cookie. In addition, higher fat butters (depending on the brand), you'll definitely NEED to chill your dough!
Secondly, chilled cookie dough creates more flavor (and a more beautiful color) based on it becoming more hydrated-----this happens from the dry ingredients gaining moisture from the wet ingredients.
So, if you're thinking of chilling your dough, you can do so in as little as 30 minutes and as much as 2hours (the best results).
Baking is such a science, but more importantly because certain ingredients like your leaveners (aka baking powder + baking soda) are completely fresh so that your loaded cereal sugar cookies (and other baked goods) fully rise and bake through nicely.
Incase you weren't aware, there's an easy to double check both the baking powder and baking soda. Here's what you need:
BAKING SODA HACK:
-Add 1 teaspoon baking soda with ¼ cup vinegar or lemon juice in a bowl and if it's fresh, the mixture should "bubble/fizz". If no bubble/fizz is present, then your baking soda needs to be replaced.
-Add 1 teaspoon baking powder with ¼ cup Hot tap water in a bowl and if it's fresh, the mixture should "bubble/fizz". If no bubble/fizz is present, then your baking powder needs to be replaced.
Baking the best Loaded Lucky Charms Cornflakes Sugar Cookies as I stated before is kind of like a science, however, I've gathered a few tips that have helped me to master them along the years:
This is a must! In the past, I never understood how important this step was, but I've now realized that it is. I like to let my butter sit out for at least 1-2 hours so that it's the softest it can get without melting. If you forget to leave your butter out, I sometimes add hot water to a glass, pour it out, and then add the butter to that heated glass for a few minutes and it works!
Yet another step that I often overlooked, however, creaming your butter with a mixer until pale and fluffy, helps to make the most softest cookies ever! You can also cream the softened butter with the sugar at the same time which creates a light, fluffy, mixture.
I can't stress this enough. Lining your baking sheet with parchment makes things seamless and avoids your cookies from browning too quickly and sticking to the pan.
We might think that dumping in all the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients at once might seem right, but it's not the best thing to do. I definitely recommend adding in the flour/dry ingredients in increments, mixing as you add to create a nicely combined batter without having to over-mix.
Never use a mixer when adding in the Lucky Charms, Cornflakes, or rainbow sprinkles. For one----you risk breaking the cereal up into small pieces while mixing and two----again, you end up making the cereal and sprinkles too tiny to create a nice texture of chunks throughout the cookie. Simply fold in cereal and sprinkles by hand a few times and you're done!
In general, it's never a great idea to eat raw cookie dough of any sort due to the possible presence of germs from raw ingredients like the eggs, flour, etc. However, Lucky Charms cereal actually has a cookie dough with Marshmallow bits that you can purchase in stores and according to their site, you are safe to eat their raw cookie dough as long as there's a "Safe to eat raw" seal on the packaging.
Prepping the dough for these Loaded Lucky Charms Cornflakes Sugar Cookies so you can have cookies anytime is a great time saver during holiday craziness is such a lifesaver! Here's how you can do it:
TO MAKE AHEAD - Make the Loaded Cereal Sugar cookie dough and store it covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. It's always easiest to scoop them into balls prior to refrigerating for an easy pull out and bake once ready to use!
FREEZING - Make a ball out of the Loaded Cereal Sugar cookie dough and wrap it well in plastic wrap. Put it in a bag that can be frozen and keep it in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let the dough thaw in the fridge overnight before you try to scoop it and bake!
Once properly stored in an air-tight container, cookies last for 3-4 days at room temperature or in the refrigerator for a little longer. Reheat slightly (a few seconds) in the oven, toaster oven, or microwave when ready to serve.
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Loaded Lucky Charms Cornflakes Sugar Cookies.