My Gramma made all sorts of cookies when we were growing up, but nothing went over as wildly as her Cereal Cookies. They were famous in our neighborhood. Lots of my friends have the recipe now and make the cookies for their kids, which I know would make my gram so happy.
1 cup softened butter or shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups Special K cereal, crushed (measure before crushing)
Sift together the dry ingredients. I am assuming this mixes them well? I don’t know, I just follow directions.
I used my mixer to cream together the butter and granulated and brown sugars, but you can definitely do this by hand if the butter is soft (room temp is best). My gramma used to use a hand mixer.
But it’s pretty nice to just stand there and let it do all the work.
Once the butter and sugars are well-mixed, add in the eggs.
Then add in the dry ingredients and mix together again.
Put your cereal into a ziplock bag and smash it up. Annie thought this was particularly interesting.
Mix the cereal into the dough.
A finer photo of me has never been taken.
Roll out the dough by hand into small balls. The dough is pretty sticky, but if it seems runny add a bit more smashed cereal.
Bake at 350 degrees for ten minutes, until the cookies are golden brown.
They are so good right out of the oven, mmm.
My dad hadn’t had cereal cookies in years, and Annie was just excited to have a cookie in general. Cookies are a treat ’round these parts.
They both liked them! Annie has a mouthful of cookie.
I brought a plate of cookies over to my friend Tara – this recipe makes plenty of cookies for sharing. Enjoy!
- 1 cup softened butter or shortening
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 cups Special K cereal, crushed (measure before crushing)
- Cream together butter and sugar, then add eggs. Mix well.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix together.
- Add crushed cereal to mix and stir together.
- Form dough into small balls and place on a cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, until cookies are lightly browned.