Ever tried adding Rice Krispies to your oatmeal cookies? If not, you’re in for a treat! These chewy Rice Krispie Oatmeal Cookies have a crispy twist and are just the thing to shake up your baking routine. They’re perfect for anyone who loves a good, old-fashioned cookie but are looking for something a little different.

A batch of Rice Krispie oatmeal cookies on a rack.

Both Crispy and Chewy

For a cookie that’s not only chewy but crispy, add some Rice Krispies to the batter of an old fashioned oatmeal cookie. No refrigeration needed so you can have a warm cookie in 30 minutes!

Everyone loves the comforting chew of oatmeal cookies and the unmistakable crunch of Rice Krispies. When you combine these two favorites, you create a cookie that’s not only delicious with maple syrup and molasses, but also a crispiness that you don’t get with most oatmeal cookies.

Each bite brings the best of both worlds—soft, chewy oatmeal balanced with light, crispy Rice Krispies, making it a uniquely satisfying snack.

It’s a great way to use up Rice Krispies that you have leftover from making homemade Rice Krispie treats, and you don’t need marshmallows. I bet you have everything you need in your pantry.

These cookies with Rice Krispies are a sweet treat, perfected by a unique blend of ingredients. The recipe uses a generous amount of both white and brown sugars, enriched with a touch of molasses and a hint of maple syrup. This combination ensures each cookie is rich in flavor, providing a satisfying sweetness that’s hard to resist.

Additionally, a dash of cinnamon adds a warm, comforting spice that enhances the cookies’ appeal, making them ideal for any season and one of my favorite cookie recipes.

They’re versatile enough for various occasions. Whether you’re packing them as a school snack, serving them at a family gathering, sending a care package or enjoying a quiet moment with a cup of tea, they’re sure to become a favorite.

Their unique texture and comforting flavor profile make them a perfect choice for both casual snacking and special events. (Keep these in mind for a holiday cookie exchange)

Make a Rice Krispies bar at your next party and serve these alongside yummy brown butter Rice Krispie treats and chocolate peanut butter Rice Krispie bars.

A stack of Rice Krispie cookies.
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How can I make my Rice Krispie Oatmeal Cookies chewier?

To ensure your cookies stay chewy, avoid overbaking them. Pull them out when the edges just start to brown.

Chewy Rice Krispie Oatmeal Cookies: A Delicious Twist on a Classic

  • Unexpectedly Crunchy – These cookies break the mold with their delightful mix of soft oatmeal and crispy Rice Krispies.
  • Sweetly Layered Flavors – The rich sweetness of molasses and a hint of maple syrup take these cookies from simple to extraordinary.
  • A Touch of Warmth – Cinnamon adds a comforting warmth, making these cookies a cozy treat for any season.
  • Perfect Anytime, Anywhere – Whether it’s a picnic, potluck, or just a quiet snack at home, these cookies are always a hit.

Ingredients for Chewy Rice Krispie Oatmeal Cookies

The ingredients for Rice Krispie Cookies.
Gather the ingredients.
  • Butter – Creates a rich, soft base for the cookies.
  • Sugars – Both white and brown sugars sweeten the cookies and help achieve a perfect texture.
  • Molasses and Maple Syrup – These add deep, rich flavors that complement the cinnamon and oats. Make sure to use real maple syrup and not pancake syrup.
  • Eggs – Bind the ingredients together, giving the cookies their classic chew.
  • Oats and Rice Krispies – The heart of these cookies, providing the essential chewy and crispy textures. You can use any type of crispy rice cereal. For the oatmeal, don’t use instant, you’ll need old fashioned oatmeal.

How to Make the Most Amazing Cookies

Step One: Prep Your Ingredients: 

Start by preheating your oven to 350º and lining your baking sheets with parchment paper, you don’t have to refrigerate this cookie dough.

Step Two: Start with Butter and Sugar

 In a stand mixer, beat the softened butter with both sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in the molasses and maple syrup, then the eggs one at a time, ensuring each is well incorporated before adding the next.

Butter and sugar creamed together.
Cream the butter and sugars.
A bowl of cookie dough.
Add the eggs, molasses and syrup.

Step Three: Mix Dry Ingredients

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually blend these into your creamed mixture just until everything is combined.

A bowl of dry ingredients with a whisk.
Whisk the dry ingredients together.

Step Four: Fold in Oats and Rice Krispies 

Stir in the oats and Rice Krispies gently until evenly distributed throughout the dough.

Rice Krispie cereal and oatmeal added to the batter.
Mix in oatmeal and Rice Krispies.
A mixing bowl of Rice Krispie cookie dough.
No need to refrigerate.

Step Five: Bake the Cookies

Scoop the dough onto your prepared sheets and bake until the edges are just turning golden. Let them cool on the pan for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Cookie dough on a baking sheet.
Scoop onto a baking sheet.
Baked Rice Krispie Cookies cooking on a baking sheet.
Let them cool.

Storing Rice Krispie Oatmeal Cookies

You can store these on the counter in an airtight container for about a week, but they will stay freshest if stored in the freezer. It will take just a few minutes to thaw.

A single Rice Krispie Cookie.

Rice Krispie Oatmeal Cookies

Ever tried adding Rice Krispies to your oatmeal cookies? If not, you’re in for a treat! These chewy cookies with a crispy twist are just the thing to shake up your baking routine. They’re perfect for anyone who loves a good, old-fashioned cookie but is looking for something a little different.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 26
Calories: 196kcal


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies


  • Preheat oven to 350º. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter and both types of sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add molasses, and maple syrup and mix to combine. Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each until fully combined. 
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Gradually add to the butter mixture mixing just until combined. 
  • Add oats and cereal and mix to combine on low. 
  • Use an ice-cream scoop to scoop out dough and place on a cookie sheet, two inches apart. Make for 12-14 minutes until light brown. Let cool on cookie sheets for about 2 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. 


  • Make sure you start with softened butter, here’s a quick way to soften butter if you forgot to take it out of the fridge. 
  • If you’re a chocolate fan you could add a cup of chocolate chips to the dough.
  • Oatmeal cookies will stay fresh in an airtight container or ziplock for about a week. It’s best to store them in the freezer where they will stay fresh for months. 


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg
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