This Fruity Pebbles cookie recipe is quick, easy, and makes fun, colorful cookies that’ll immediately transport you back to childhood.
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Fruity Pebbles was one of my favorite cereals as a kid. I don’t eat sugary cereals any more, but I still love that distinct fruity flavor of Fruity Pebbles. I was excited to experience it again in such a fun way - Fruity Pebbles Cookies.
My brother was OBSESSED with Fruity Pebbles as a kid. He still eats them today, so I knew he was the perfect taste tester.
My first batch of fruity pebble cookies did not pass the test. He liked the flavor, but thought the texture was like soggy Fruity Pebbles left in cereal milk for too long. 😳
Sooo, I played with the recipe more. The result? A soft, chewy cookie with a slight crunch that cereal lovers, of all ages, adore.
Fruity Pebbles Cookie Recipe
The cookie base of these dessert recipes allows for additions - like sprinkles, mint, or crunchy cereal - to really shine through.
It also makes a soft, chewy, delicious cookie while being incredibly easy-to-make.
This fruity pebbles cookie recipe has less sugar than the other unique cookie recipes to accommodate for the sweetness of Fruity Pebbles Cereal.
These fruity pebbles cookies are not overly sweet, which is easy to do with a Fruity Pebbles recipe.
I did not add white chocolate chips or marshmallows because, in my experience, it can make fruity pebbles treats waaay too sweet. Inedible sweet.
These fruity pebbles cookies are the perfect balance of sweet, buttery, and citrusy.
Quick & Easy Cookies
These fruity pebble cookies are super quick to make.
There’s no need to chill the dough. They do spread a little while baking. I recommend placing the cookie dough balls about 2” apart on a prepared baking sheet before baking. This gives them enough space to do their thing.
I like to use parchment paper to prepare my baking sheet, especially these pre-cut parchment paper baking sheets by Reynolds Kitchen.
I always make this recipe in one large bowl and mix it by hand. The instructions in the recipe card below are based on this.
Another method is to combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl then add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients.
The soft cookies can also be mixed with a hand mixer or stand mixer. If using a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment for the best results.
I just prefer using less dishes, so I have less of a mess to clean up. 😆
Best Fruity Pebbles Cookies
The most important things for the best fruity pebble cookies are:
- Allow butter to soften to room temperature before beginning. I usually take the butter out of the fridge and put it on a counter about an hour before I start baking.
- Cream the softened butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. The best way to do this is with a wooden spoon or an electric mixer. Remember to scape the sides of the bowl for a uniformed dough.
- Put aside additional fruity pebbles (1 Tbsp) to put on top of the cookies (the cookie dough balls) before baking. This is mostly for aesthetic reasons. It makes an extra colorful cookie!
- Store leftover cookies in an airtight container for up to a week.
- Have fun! Fruity Pebbles cookies are FUN cookies. We should have fun making them. After all, they are a nostalgic, special treat that is perfect for the kid in all of us.
I have to admit…. I’m new to the cereal cookie fad. I recently tried Milk Bar’s Cornflake Chocolate Chip Marshmallow cookie and it was SO good.
I’m thinking about making a copycat recipe. Would you be interested in that?
Which cereal cookies would you like to try next? Fruit Loops? Cinnamon Toast Crunch? Cocoa Pebbles cookies? Let me know in the comments below!
Let’s visit those warm childhood memories in cookie form!
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Fruity Pebbles Cookie Recipe
- 1/2 cup Butter softened
- 1/4 cup Sugar granulated
- 1/4 cup Light Brown Sugar
- 1 Egg large
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/8 teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Fruity Pebbles Cereal
- 1 Tablespoon Fruity Pebbles Cereal for Topping optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or nonstick spray. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until pale and creamy.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix.
- Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined and a dough forms.
- Mix in 1 cup of the Fruity Pebbles.
- Scoop dough with a medium cookie scoop or roll into balls of dough with your hands and place 2" apart on the prepared baking sheet.
- Lightly press down on the tops of the cookie dough balls to flatten them a little bit (so extra fruity pebbles will stay on top).
- Sprinkle the remaining Fruity Pebbles Cereal (1 Tbsp) on each cookie.
- Bake for 9-10 minutes or until edges are slightly golden.
- Allow to cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely.
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