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The Best Cheesy Cheetos Cookies Recipe

The Best Cheesy Cheetos Cookies Recipe

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Why in the world would you be interested in The Best Cheesy Cheetos Cookies Recipe? Do you love Cheetos, but find it hard to stop at just a few? No worries! This easy recipe will let you enjoy the cheesy goodness of Cheetos any time you want. The best part is that this recipe only requires three ingredients so it’s super quick and easy to make.

The Best Cheesy Cheetos Cookies Recipe

If you are looking for a Cheetos Cookie easy recipe, look no further! This Cheetos recipe only requires a few ingredients and is super quick to make.

The Best Cheesy Cheetos Cookies Recipe

What is so great about Cheetos?

First of all, Cheetos are the perfect mix of salty and sweet. They come in so many different flavors that you can’t go wrong with whichever one you choose! Actually, depending on what flavor you pick out, you can really change up this Cheetos cookies recipe!

When were Cheetos made?

Cheetos were invented in 1948 by Fritos creator Charles Elmer Doolin, who cooked early test batches in the Frito Company’s Dallas, Texas, research and development kitchen. The cheese-flavored snack sold quickly, but Doolin did not have the production or distribution capacity to support a nationwide launch. Apparently, the snack was originally called “Chee Wees” until Frito Lay changed it to Cheetos for obvious reasons.

While Cheetos was the first snack food of its kind, competing products in the snack food category have since emerged—including Utz Cheese Curls, Herr’s Cheese Curls, and Wise Cheez Doodles, along with Planters’ Cheese Puffs and Cheese Curls. Most of the competing cheese-flavored snacks are distributed in specific regions of the U.S., and as of 2010 Cheetos remains the top-selling cheese puff in America.

In a pinch, you COULD substitute one of those other brands for this Cheetos Cookie recipe, but I am a purist and stick to the real thing.

Why are Cheetos so good?

First of all, they are the perfect on-the-go snack. You can enjoy them almost anywhere and anytime! (No cooking necessary)!

Why do you get orange fingers from Cheetos?

It is a pretty simple answer: the oil that is used in the Cheetos mix comes out of your fingers when you’re eating it. Most people think it is the powder on them, but you can’t simply dust your fingers off – they actually have to be kicked off or washed. Apparently, this was an accident at first and then they decided to keep doing it on purpose!

Cheetos Flavors:

This floored me – there are 50 flavors and they are in  22 different countries! There are so many flavors of Cheetos now that there really isn’t one specific flavor that is better than the others. If you’re looking for a more classic Cheetos taste, go with Flamin’ Hot or Cool Ranch – they are both great choices!

The Best Cheesy Cheetos Cookies Recipe

I prefer the original Cheetos flavor for this recipe, but you can switch up the cookie a lot by which flavor you pick.

Cheetos 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 temp
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature

Cheetos cookies instructions:

Preheat your oven to 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 the dough for at least 1 hour.

Yes, these are kind of like “kicked up” sugar cookies with crushed Cheetos!

Using a small ice cream scoop, make dough balls.

Add the remaining ( 2 cups ) of Cheetos to a bowl and pound into crumbs.

Place the Cheetos crumbs in a small bowl.

Roll each dough ball in the Cheetos 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 on your wire cooling rack.

I find that popping 2 Cheetos cookies in a lunch pail is just the perfect amount for snacking.

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