Cookies and Candies

Crispy Sugar Cookies

 Tender sugar cookies with the addition of coconut for extra flavor and crispy rice cereal for a bit of crunch! These Crispy Sugar Cookies are an old family favorite!

crispy sugar cookies

Looking for something a little different than your ordinary sugar cookie recipe? Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE traditional sugar cookies. But sometimes, we all want to step outside the box and try something a little different. Are you with me? If you are, then you are going to love these!¬†Why? Because they start with a basic butter-sugar cookie dough, but then it gets kicked up a notch with the addition of a little brown sugar to give it some extra depth of flavor. Then, we stir in coconut to add sweetness and a give the cookies a chewy texture. And if that’s not enough, a handful of rolled oats and crispy rice cereal get mixed in as well.crispy sugar cookie dough

All this comes together to make a cookie that is sweet, chewy and crispy all at the same time! Its like a cookie trifecta! We called them “Cereal Sugar Cookies” when I was growing up. Maybe at your house, they will be “Sugar Trifectas”?

The other great thing about these cookies, is that they are fun to make with kids. Place the little balls of dough on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and let your kids have the task of flattening them with a sugar-dipped glass.

crisy dugar cookie dough on pan

Quick, easy, and oh-so-tasty! These are sure to become a favorite at you house as well! Happy Baking!

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Crispy Sugar Cookies

Servings 5 dozen


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup crispy rice cereal
  • - granulated sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, brown sugar, butter and oil; mix on medium speed until well blended.
  3. Add egg and vanilla; blend well.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; mix on low speed until well combined.
  5. Stir in oats, coconut and cereal.
  6. Shape tablespoonfuls of dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and place 3 inches apart on prepared pan.
  7. Flatten with bottom of a glass that has been dipped in sugar.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes, until set and edges are just beginning to brown. Remove from pan and cool completely.


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