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Snickerdoodle Lucky Charms Cookies

Posted March 11, 2019 by Stephanie

Soft and chewy cinnamon-y sugar snickerdoodles with sweet and crispy Lucky Charms marshmallows mixed right in. Make these for a St. Patrick’s Day treat and you’ll be the luckiest person around.

I recently hurt my arm and it’s been a real pain the the…arm. I’m not sure if it’s RSI (I hope it isn’t) or if it’s some sort of freak pain that will go away soon, but either way it’s been driving me crazy because I can’t really use my right arm to full capacity. Which brings me to how I made these cookies: I got Mike to cream together the butter and sugar because I’m really trying to minimize using my arm. I handed him a bowl of butter and asked if he could cream it and he said: sure, but where’s the sugar?

And that’s when I realized the difference between Mike’s snickerdoodles and mine. See, I’ve always liked Mike’s snickerdooles more than mine, even when we use the same recipe. And I think the reason is: I cream my butter then add the sugar, but Mike creams together. I have no idea why I cream my sugar without butter but from now on, I’m creaming together, especially when it comes to snickerdoodles.

Anyway, these are just your classic Mrs. Sigg’s but with some Lucky Charms marshmallows thrown in because I’m on a Lucky Charms kick and I thought they would be cute and tasty. And they were! Crispy yet marshmallowy in a soft and chewy snickerdoodle. Pure cookie goodness.

Snickerdoodle Lucky Charms Cookies | www.iamafoodblog.com

Snickerdoodle Lucky Charms Cookies | www.iamafoodblog.com

Snickerdoodle Lucky Charms Cookies | www.iamafoodblog.com

Snickerdoodle Lucky Charms Cookies | www.iamafoodblog.com

Snickerdoodle Lucky Charms Cookies
makes 9 cookies


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 egg (about 1.5 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup + 1 teaspoon flour (85 grams)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Lucky Charms marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar mixed with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Heat the oven to 400°F.

In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Stir in the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the marshmallows.

In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon. Scoop cookie dough using a 1.25 ounce cookie dough scoop (or make 1.5 tablespoon balls), and roll in the cinnamon-sugar, then place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.

Bake for 8-10 minute or until golden. If desired, press some extra marshmallows into the tops. Enjoy!

4 Comments

  1. Natalie says:

    I love Lucky Charms! These cookies look so delicious ♥

  2. Carolyn says:

    This is a 5-Star snickerdoodle recipe!! If I could, I would give an extra star for the Lucky Charms! But alas, for some reason I am not able to click on any of the Recipe Rating stars. This came together quickly but the first time I made them, it was getting late so I didn’t refrigerate the dough long enough. When I baked, they came out a little more spread out than if I had left the dough in the fridge for just a bit longer. But really, who cares?! Not my daughter and husband… nor I! They were excellent! Thanks for the recipe, and the blog. I am always trying to cut recipes down for just the 3 of us. We don’t always want leftovers. This is great!

    1. Stephanie says:

      aren’t the lucky charms the best!??! so happy your lil family liked them, they’re one of my faves :)

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