Cereal Cookies

Posted by on October 28, 2014 in Desserts, Recipes | 9 comments

This recipe for Cereal Cookies is an easy one. It’s one way to use up any left over crispy rice cereal you may have on hand. It’s the cereal that gives it a crunch while the coconut gives it a chewiness. There are two variations for this recipe. One uses plain crispy rice cereal and the second variation uses cocoa crispy rice. Pictured is the second variation. 

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This is an “anytime cookie” as you can use any color sprinkles or none at all. Vary the colors for the season, or plain is good, too! 




1 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup margarine

1 cup oil

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. cream of tartar

1 tsp. soda

1 tsp. salt

1 cup quick cooking oatmeal

1 cup coconut

1 cup rice crispy cereal

3 1/2 cups flour



Mix all ingredients and drop dough (small walnut size) on greased cookie sheet.  Add sprinkles if you wish. Press down with glass dipped in sugar. 

Bake 7-9 minutes at 350 degrees

When done, let cookies set on tray for a couple of minutes before placing on rack.

Recipe makes 60+ cookies!


If making a chocolate variation (as in picture), use a cocoa crispy cereal and add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder.

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  1. I happen to have some rice krispies cereal left over in my pantry right now! Pinning. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  2. These sound wonderful. Pinning to try, Thank you so much for sharing at Share It One More Time.

  3. mmmmm these sounds fab! will be trying these out soon x
    popping by from the creative mondays linky x

  4. Perfect timing – I just used some rice krispies cereal in another recipe and now have an opened box to figure out what to do with! 🙂

    • Great! Glad this worked out well!

  5. What a great idea for using up the lasts of the cereal that’s always left at the bottom of the box, these would definitely be a hit in my house. Popping in from Creative Mondays.

  6. Looks perfect for holiday baking coming up! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  7. I like oatmeal cookies but how fun and different to add in some rice cereal! I will have to try a batch with each flavor of krispies to see which I like best 🙂

  8. I always love a new cookie recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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