On Monday, as I was perusing my Reader feed, I came across a recipe for “Cheerio Snickerdoodles” from one of my favorite baking blogs, Lovin‘ From the Oven. I was instantly intrigued: cereal in a cookie…what a fun, creative idea! I knew I had to try this recipe out. We had a brand-spankin’ new box of Honey Nut Cheerios in the pantry (from when Andy was home to visit, as the sweet, crunchy O’s are his favorite cereal) and all of the other simple ingredients on hand, so I set out to make the dough after track practice.

These cookies  are bursting with warm cinnamon goodness (especially right out of the oven!): not only is there cinnamon in the dough, but before being baked, the cookies are rolled in sparkling cinnamon-sugar, just like a true Snickerdoodle.  The Honey Nut Cheerios add a surprising and satisfying crunch to the chewy cookie.

Cheeriodoodles recipe adapted from Lovin’ From the Oven

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats (I used quick oats, but old-fashioned would work, too.)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups Honey Nut Cheerios (I think using fresh or stale cereal would work fine; a great way to use up stale cereal!)

For cinnamon-sugar:

  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Cream butter and sugars until smooth.
2. Add egg and vanilla, mixing until incorporated.
3. Stir in dry ingredients until combined.

4. Carefully mix in Honey Nut Cheerios. 
5. Refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours (This is so the dough can easily be rolled into balls; if you feel the dough is fine to work with, I think skipping this step is a-okay.) 
6. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
7. Form dough into balls, and roll in cinnamon-sugar.
8. Place on baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a cooling rack.
Up next…Pumpkin Muffins!
Happy FRIDAY, 

2 responses »

  1. So glad you posted the recipe. I love this cookie, almost as much as I enjoyed the pumpkin muffin.

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