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.

Ingredients

  • 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
Mixer with cookie batter

Directions

  • 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!

Cheerio chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate chip cookies with Cheerios 1 cup of butter or margarine 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons hot water 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup Cheerios