Chocolate Lucky Charms Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa
- 3/4 cup crushed chocolate Lucky Charms cereal see note
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup oz bittersweet or semisweet mini chocolate chips
- 1/2-3/4 cup dehydrated mini marshmallows from the cereal
- pinch salt
- Preheat the oven to 350. Line 2-3 cookie sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment. In a large bowl, cream the butter, vanilla, and sugars for 5 minutes. Add the eggs, beat 5 minutes. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until a very thick dough forms. Fold in the chips and marshmallows.
- Form cookies by dropping 1 heaping tablespoon of dough two inches apart. I used this scoop. Sprinkle with additional marshmallows, cereal and chips if desired.
- Flatten slightly then bake until light brown, about 14-16 minutes. They may look slightly shiny in the middle but the bottoms and edges should be solid. Slide them out on the baking mat onto a cooling rack. The marshmallow may be sticky and molten so allow them to cool for 5 minutes on the baking mat/parchment on the wire rack before removing them to cool directly on the wire rack.
- Cool completely before serving.
I made the first trip to the grocery store since I went pretty early in December and it was a pretty stark change to go from Christmas goodies to Saint Patrick’s Day food lining the aisle. One of the very few positives I can say about this whole time is that winter, my least favorite season, really did pass quickly this year. All of the days ran together but that’s fine when they are cold, dark dreary days to begin with.
While I was at the store I found both chocolate and regular Lucky Charms cereal. We were not a sweet cereal family grow up but I always had a soft spot for Lucky Charms so I picked up a box. It’s so cheerful! Who knew they made in in chocolate? Then I walked to the refrigerated section and there was some Lucky Charms sugar cookie dough. What?? I almost grabbed that too but I remembered who I was and refrained.
I’ve discussed this before but I’ve realized that while I might enjoy a delicious lemon cookie or a coconut lime cake what I really want in a sweet is chocolate. So why would I want a vanilla sugar cookie with Lucky Charms in it? I really wouldn’t. Obviously, I had to make my own using chocolate Lucky Charms.
To really get the Lucky Charms flavor, I lightly crushed some cereal into the dough and topped each cookie with a couple more pieces. There are marshmallow bits in every bite too–they break down very quickly once you fold them into the batter and basically melt into the cookie. To make it even more chocolatey, I added chocolate chips and cocoa. The result is chewy, very chocolatey and dare I say, not quite as sweet as you’d think cookie.