You’ll be wowed by these Apple Jacks Cereal Cookies that combine a simple sugar cookie recipe with your favorite cereal. Kids and adults alike will fall in love!Jump to Recipe
What do you get when you combine your favorite cereal with a simple and delicious sugar cookie dough? These amazing Apple Jacks Cereal Cookies!
You can mix up a batch of these cookies in just minutes and be rewarded with 5 to 6 dozen tasty treats.
Mix up your cookies with different cereal options
If you’re not a fan of Apple Jacks, you’ve got plenty of other options to make these cookies your own!
Here are some of the other cereals I’ve used in place of Apple Jacks with equally delicious results:
- Fruit Loops
- Fruity Pebbles
- Cap’n Crunch with Crunch Berries
Basically, any fruit flavored, sugary cereal will work.
I’ve found that chocolate flavored cereals do not make a good flavor combination with the dough flavor, but you can definitely try if you’d like! If you find one that you love, please let me know so that I can try it out too.
How to make Apple Jacks Cereal Cookies
This recipe makes the most of a very simple ingredient list. All you’ll need is butter, sugar, eggs, flour, baking powder, salt and Apple Jacks (or your cereal of choice).
To make the cookies, you’ll start by blending together the butter and sugar before you mix in the eggs. Then you’ll stir in the flour, baking powder and salt. The last addition to the dough is the crushed cereal. I recommend you crush half of the cereal finely and the rest coarsely. That way you’ll get lots of cereal flavor throughout as well as bigger pieces that add a fun and sweet crunch.
After you have all of the dough mixed together, roll into balls (about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie) and then roll in some granulated sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes and cool on a wire rack, if you’re patient enough to wait that long!
A few cookie making tips
Here are a few tips to help insure you whip up a successful and delicious batch of Apple Jacks Cereal Cookies.
- The flavor of these cookies matures as they sit. So unlike most cookies, they actually taste better after a couple of days. They usually don’t last that long in our house, but if your household has more self control, you’ll definitely be rewarded!
- You can freeze these cookies either before baking (after rolling into balls and into sugar) or after baking. If you freeze them after baking, pull them out of the freezer and let thaw on the counter for at least half and hour before you eat them.
Apple Jacks Cereal Cookies
- 1 cup Butter (or margarine)
- 1 1/2 cup Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 3/4 cup Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 3 cups Apple Jacks cereal (or other cereal of your choice)
- 1/3 cup Sugar (for garnish)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cream butter or margarine with sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs.
- Add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat just until combined.
- Divide the cereal into 2 plastic bags with 1 1/2 cups in each bag. Finely crush the cereal in one bag and coarsely crush the cereal in the other bag. Stir both bags into the dough.
- Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball, roll in sugar and place on a cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Cool on a wire rack.
- For maximum flavor, allow the cookies to sit for a day or two before enjoying. They’ll taste great if you can’t wait (I speak from experience!) but they definitely improve with age as well.
- Feel free to substitute the Apple Jacks cereal for any of your favorite fruit-flavored, sugary cereal.