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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cereal Mix-Ins Cookies

I found the recipe for these cookies in the recipe binder my mom gave me. I have no idea where the recipe came from, nor do I ever remember my mom making them. However, they sounded yummy to me so I made a half batch (with lots of changes to the original recipe). I call these cereal mix-in cookies because there's a lot of flexibility as to what you add to them. I went with m&ms and cherry raisinets, but the original recipe called for dried berries and nuts. Chocolate or butterscotch chips would also work. If you find yourself with some cornflakes on hand, scrounge in your cabinets for bits and pieces of other mix-ins and make these. These cereal mix-in cookies are soft & chewy with a slight crunch from the cereal. Don't omit the cinnamon, I thought it was a brilliant addition. With cereal and oats, these are practically breakfast food!

Cereal Mix-Ins Cookies

-1/2 cup flour
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
-1/2 cup butter, softened
-1/4 cup granulated sugar
-1/4 cup brown sugar
-1 egg
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-1 cup wheat cereal flakes
-1 cup oats
-1 package cherry raisinettes
-1/4 cup milk chocolate m&ms

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease baking sheets.
2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.
3. In a mixing bowl, beat butter for 30 seconds before adding sugars. Beat until combined. Add eggs & vanilla, beat until combined.
4. Add in flour mixture and mix well. Stir in cereal, oats, and additional mix-ins.
5. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheets. Bake 10 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.