The Best Cheeto Cookies Recipe

| March 29, 2019 | 17 Comments

The Best Cheeto Cookies Recipe

Cheetos lovers, rejoice… there are Cheeto cookies in town! Yes, you read it right, Cheetos cookies! They’re cheesy with just a touch of sugary sweetness, definitely worth a try.

These cookies don’t require any expensive ingredients, which makes them a good choice if you’re on a budget. If you usually keep Cheetos on hand you probably have all the necessary ingredients to whip up a batch (or two) right now.

The Best Cheeto Cookies Recipe
Cheeto Cookies

You might be surprised to learn that Cheetos have been around since 1948. The puffy cheese curl, invented by the creator of Fritos corn chips, has been a popular snack choice ever since. Today, Cheetos are sold in over 36 countries worldwide.

In addition to the popular flavours you already know about, there are several crazy regional flavours as well. This includes strawberry Cheetos in Japan and North Sea crab Cheetos in China. Some of these alternate flavours are baked in shapes other than the well-known curl.

The Best Cheeto Cookies Recipe
The Best Cheeto Cookies Recipe

Back to the cookies. The Cheetos in this recipe act as a coating. If you don’t have a blender or a food processor handy, simply put the Cheetos in a Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin or the bottom of a drinking glass.

Unsalted butter is best for this recipe, because of the salt content in the cheese curls. This is especially true, since the ingredients also call for salt. Room temperature is important. Why? If the butter is cold mixing it in with the rest of the ingredients will be difficult.

Cheetos are so insanely popular that there’s now a pop-up restaurant in New York, serving all kinds of Cheetos-based menu items. Popular Food Network Star Anne Burrell is currently the acting chef.

The Best Cheeto Cookies Recipe
Cheeto Cookies

Chester Cheetah has been the official Cheetos mascot since 2008. His predecessor, the Cheetos Mouse, was phased out in 1979. For the mouse, at least, I guess it really ISN’T easy being cheesy

CHEETO COOKIES 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups of whole Cheetos puffs and 2 cups for coating
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter – room temperature
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
The Best Cheeto Cookies Recipe
Cheeto Cookies

Directions:

  • Pre heat your oven 350 degrees
  • Place 3 cups of Cheetos in a Ziploc bag seal and crush using a rolling pin
  • In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, (3 cups ) Cheetos crumbs, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
  • Using an electric mixer on medium speed mix to combine.
  • In a separate bowl add the butter, shortening and sugar.
  • Mix and cream well together.
  • Add egg and mix well again.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 1/2 batches and mix well.
  • Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop, make dough balls.
  • Add the remaining (2 cups ) Cheeto crumbs to a small bowl.
  • Roll each dough ball in the Cheeto crumbs
  • Place the dough balls on a parchment paper lined baking pan.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes
  • Remove from the oven.
  • Let cookies completely cool.
The Best Cheeto Cookies Recipe
Cheeto Cookies

CHEETO COOKIES
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: cheeto, cheeto cookies, cookies, snacks
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 cups whole Cheetos puffs and 2 cups for coating
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter – room temperature
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
Instructions
  1. Pre heat your oven 350 degrees
  2. Place 3 cups of Cheetos in a Ziploc bag seal and crush using a rolling pin
  3. In a medium sized bowl combine the flour, (3 cups ) Cheetos crumbs, salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar.
  4. Using an electric mixer on medium speed mix to combine.
  5. In a separate bowl add the butter, shortening and sugar.
  6. Mix and cream well together.
  7. Add egg and mix well again.
  8. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 1/2 batches and mix well.
  9. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
  10. Using a small ice cream scoop, make dough balls.
  11. Add the remaining (2 cups ) Cheeto crumbs to a small bowl.
  12. Roll each dough ball in the Cheeto crumbs
  13. Place the dough balls on a parchment paper lined baking pan.
  14. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  15. Remove from the oven.
  16. Let cookies completely cool.

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  1. Oh I am extremely interested in trying this recipe. I love both Cheetos and cookies.

  2. Calvin says:

    Great for those cheetos lovers.. I wonder what happens if you use flamin hot cheetos

  3. Shirl says:

    these look good I never thought of using cheetos in cookies

  4. Shirley OFlynn says:

    What an original cookie recipe! My husband loves Cheetos so I am sure he would enjoy these cookies. They sound yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  5. micheline says:

    I would of never thought of make cheese cookies, must try these.

  6. Erin N says:

    Cheeto Cookies?!! I have never heard of such a thing.. I don’t know yet if I am intrigued or grossed out, lol. Thanks for sharing this – I might have to give them a try one day.

  7. Leanne says:

    Wow that’s a recipe you don’t see every day . Cheetos are my favourite snack food . I’ll definitely be trying them. Thanks for the recipe .

  8. Lynda Cook says:

    Oh wow this is completely mind blowing, who would of thought cookies from cheetos!!

  9. Jenn Erin says:

    This is such a neat idea! We love Cheetos so I think this cookie recipe would be a big hit with our family!

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