Frosted Lucky Charms cookies are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or Easter. They’re a great spring cookie recipe and all the pastel colours. Consider making this recipe using Lucky Charms cereal marshmallows and I guarantee they’ll disappear fast! Cookies with icing are a bit extra, but that is ok with me!
Everyone loves cute cookies with icing and these Lucky Charm marshmallow cookies are sweet, crumbly and boast the flavour of vanilla in every bite. They are magically delicious!
More about Lucky Charms
This breakfast cereal contains marshmallow shapes as well as toasted oat pieces. The mascot, Lucky, is a leprechaun. Dating back to 1964, this was the first cereal that includes marshmallows. Known as ‘marbits’ these marshmallow bits are definitely the most special part of the cereal.
The original marshmallow bit lineup was pink hearts, orange stars, green clovers, and yellow moons. Later additions include blue moons, blue diamonds, purple horseshoes, unicorns, hourglasses, around the world charms, and more. Some of these have been phased out.
Frosted Lucky Charms Cookies Ingredients
You’ll need butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, flour, baking soda, salt, and sprinkles for the St. Patrick’s Day or Easter cookies themselves. Then for the topping you’ll need more butter and vanilla plus icing sugar, milk and the marshmallows from Lucky Charms cereal.
How to Make Lucky Charm Marshmallow Cookies
This is a simple spring cookie recipe, you will be happy to know. There aren’t any complicated steps to follow. First you’ll need to combine flour, salt, baking soda, and sprinkles in one bowl and butter and sugar in another. Add the egg and vanilla extract to the butter mixture. Next mix the dry and wet ingredients together, roll the dough into a ball and chill it for a while.
Add scoops of the dough on to parchment paper-lined baking sheets, flattening them down. You should get about 36 frosted Lucky Charms cookies in total. Bake the cookies. They’ll only take about 8 to 10 minutes because they’re quite small.
Once they’re completely cool you can add the icing, which is made simply by combining the icing ingredients. If it’s too thin add more icing sugar or if it’s too thick add more milk. Decorate the cookies with the icing then add Lucky Charms marshmallows on top. These cookies with icing will keep for a week in an airtight container on the countertop.
This recipe using Lucky Charms cereal marshmallows makes a nice St. Patrick’s Day or Easter treat. The cookies make a change from all the other ‘green’ St. Patrick’s treats.
Of course you might also want to make some of those, like St. Patrick’s Day sugar cookies for example, just to get the green in there too!
It’s up to you which of the little marshmallows to use. You could let the kids help you pick some out but remind them if they go for all one colour they won’t be getting any of those in their cereal for a while!
A Few Tips and Tricks
These frosted Lucky Charms cookies aren’t hard to make at all, but it’s always worth knowing a few tips! First of all, when creaming the butter with the sugar for this spring cookie recipe, keep going until the mixture is light and fluffy. This helps to ‘lift’ the cookies and get the texture just right. Also, the butter should be neither icy cold from the refrigerator nor so warm it’s nearly melting.
When mixing the wet and dry ingredients together for your Lucky Charm marshmallow cookies, don’t over-mix. As long as you’ve creamed the butter and sugar well, you only have to mix the flour mixture in until just incorporated.
Chill the dough in the refrigerator. Doing this means these festive cookies with icing will come out nice and thick rather than spreading out too much during baking.
Since they only take a few minutes to bake, watch this recipe using Lucky Charms cereal marshmallows doesn’t burn! Once the cookies are golden around the edges they’re done. That might be 8 minutes or 10 minutes depending on your oven, so peek through the door around the 7 or 8-minute mark to see how they’re doing. If you give them another minute or so after that, they will come out crispier.
Although not strictly Irish, at least not as Irish as corned beef and cabbage, these frosted Lucky Charms cookies are delicious. I’m definitely making them for St. Patricks Day this year. They’re great for St. Patrick’s Day or Easter or, in fact, any time you want to make a colourful, kid-friendly treat.
Frosted Lucky Charms Cookies Recipe
Frosted Lucky Charms Cookies
- 1 Cup butter
- 1/4 Cup brown sugar
- 1/4 Cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Cups all purpose flour
- 1 Teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 Teaspoon salt
- 1/4 Cup sprinkles
- 1 1/2 Cup icing sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 Cup unsalted butter
- 2-3 Teaspoons milk
- 1/2 Cup marshmallows from Lucky Charms cereal
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda, and sprinkles.
- Cream together butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla extract. Mix well.
- Gradually add dry ingredients to wet and mix until well combined. Form dough into a ball, wrap in Saran Wrap, and refrigerate for an hour.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease or place parchment paper on two baking sheets. Set aside.
- Remove dough from refrigerator and scoop by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheet. Flatten with palm of your hand. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until edges are browned.
- Cool cookies completely before icing.
- Make icing by mixing together all ingredients until desired consistency is achieved.
- Spread on cooled cookies, not going right to edge of cookie. Place 4 to 5 Lucky Charms marshmallows on each cookie.
- You don’t want the icing to be too thick. Add a little more milk if too thick, or more icing sugar if too thin.
- These cookies freeze well before icing and marshmallows
- This recipe doubles well.
- Store in airtight container.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
For extra pizzazz at your St. Patty’s Day party, why not also prepare these unusual fusion Irish tacos or these colourful rainbow vodka shots? I am sure your family and friends will enjoy these spring cookies with icing and Lucky Charms marshmallows. They are magically delicious!
I was looking for a recipe just like this. Can’t wait to try.
These are so cute and I bet they taste divine
How fun! This would be such a cute treat for my kids to have some fun on St. Patrick’s day.
What a cute idea! We love Lucky Charms. These are perfect for St. Patty’s Day!
I need to make these for my son for his birthday!
So fun for the kids to to!