Yes, you read that right! The other day I asked my son if he wanted to make oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but instead he said that he wanted to make Cheerio chocolate chip cookies. I think his logic was that he eats Cheerios for breakfast most mornings, not oatmeal, so surely Cheerios in cookies makes more sense than oatmeal!
I adapted this recipe from Allrecipes, and they turned out well. There is a slight hint of the Cheerio flavor (I used honey nut) and a bit of a crunch to the cookies.
This recipe gave me three dozen cookies.
- 1 cup of butter or margarine, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda, dissolved in 2 teaspoons hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup Cheerios, or other small cereal
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Cream together butter/margarine, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth
- Beat in eggs
- Stir in vanilla, baking soda dissolved in water, and salt
- Stir in flour, chocolate chips and cereal
- Drop large spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheets covered in parchment paper
- Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are nicely browned
As I said, I used honey nut Cheerios. I think the new fun flavors of Cheerios that you see in the store nowadays would be fun too!
Have you used any unusual mix-ins for your cookies before? Let me know!