Apple Jacks Cereal Cookies

Imagine the nostalgia of childhood mornings, cradling a bowl of your favorite cereal as you watched cartoons in your PJs.

Now, picture translating that fond memory into a cookie, one bite of which takes you right back to those carefree days.

That’s exactly what we’re doing today: we’re stirring up magic and memories with our unique Apple Jacks Cereal Cookies. And trust me, these cookies are nothing less than delightful alchemy of comfort and taste.


The humble cereal cookie isn’t a new invention. For years, inventive bakers have been incorporating cereals into their cookies, adding not just an interesting texture, but also a heartwarming sense of nostalgia. Our recipe, however, adds a whimsical twist by featuring Apple Jacks, a cherished breakfast staple that’s been around since the 1960s.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

These cookies aren’t just a beautiful blend of sweet, buttery goodness and the spicy-cinnamony tang of Apple Jacks. They’re also a tribute to simpler times, capturing the joy of childhood in every crumb. The satisfying crunch of the cereal, combined with the soft, chewy cookie, creates an irresistible treat that’s perfect for every occasion.


Making these cookies is a cakewalk, but a few tips can make the process even smoother.

  • Ensure your butter is at room temperature for easier creaming, and feel free to experiment with the amount of cereal you use, depending on how much crunch you prefer in your cookies.

Serving Suggestions

These cookies are perfect as they are, but if you want to step things up a notch, consider serving them with a glass of cold milk or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. They also make for a delightful gift for your loved ones.


What if you don’t have Apple Jacks on hand?

No worries!

This recipe is versatile enough to accommodate other cereals like Froot Loops or Fruity Pebbles. So, feel free to make it your own.


You’ll need some basic kitchen equipment:

  • a large mixing bowl
  • a mixer
  • a cookie sheet
  • and an oven.

Nothing fancy, but a cookie scoop can make your job easier!


Can I freeze the dough?

Absolutely! If you can resist eating all the cookies at once, feel free to freeze half the dough for future use.

Apple Jacks Cereal Cookies

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies


  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cup Apple Jacks (or cereal of your choice), coarsely crushed
  • 1/3 cup sugar, for garnish


  • Cream butter or margarine with sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat just until combined. Stir in coarsely crushed cereal.
  • Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in sugar. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 400 degrees.


This recipe makes between 5 and 6 dozen cookies. I tend to make the whole batch at once since then we’d just eat them all at once. I usually freeze half the dough instead.
Freshly baked apple oatmeal with apple chunks cookies on small plate.