Thursday, November 15, 2012

12 Weeks of Christmas Treats-Flaky Cereal Cookies


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Here we are at week eight of 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats 2012 hosted by Brenda over at Meal Planning Magic.

Today I am sharing another drop cookie recipe made from the Holiday Cookie Mix.  This one was originally called Cornflake Cookies, but I have changed the name as I have used many other flaked cereals instead of cornflakes to make these.  The ones in the photo were made with Special K Chocolately Delight.  Almost every major cereal maker makes some flaked cereals so there are many out there to choose from.

This recipe makes a cookie that is lacy on the outer edges and soft in the center.  It is a pretty cookie for a cookie tray, but it does not travel well as it breaks easily.

Although I did not use them in the cookies shown in the photo, chopped nuts and flaked coconut are a nice addition to these cookies.  I have listed nuts and coconut as optional ingredients.



Flaky Cereal Cookies
2 c. Holiday Cookie Mix
1 1/2 c. flaked cereal crushed to 1 cup.  Cornflakes or any flaked cereal can be used
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 egg
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. chopped, toasted walnuts (opt.)
1/2 c. flaked coconut (opt.)

In a large mixing bowl, combine cookie mix and cereal.  Blend together well.  Measure vegetable oil into a glass 1-cup measure.  Add egg and vanilla.  Beat with a fork until well combined.  Pour into cookie mix mixture.  Stir until well blended.  Stir in nuts and coconut if using.  Drop mixture by teaspoonsful onto foil-lined cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.  Remove from oven, let cookies stand on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool.  Makes about 2 1/2 doz. cookies


It is still not too late to join us.  You can find all the necessary information on Brenda's 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats post.

Check out all the great treats that other food bloggers have shared this week.

6 comments:

  1. I've never put cereal in cookies (except Rice Krispie Treats), but think that's a great idea! It adds some texture and flavor. I'm going to have to keep this idea in mind. :)

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  2. Oh Loy - I sooo love the crunch that cereal adds to cookies. These look perfect to me. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. I've never made cookies with cereal in them. They look lovely.

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  4. I'll echo the other commenters by saying that I've never made cookies with cereal in them but now I'm thinking, why the heck not? It'd be delicious! These sound fabulous and I'm already thinking of all the different cereal possibilities!

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  5. These look yummy. One of my favorite cookie recipes calls for Special K. It's an oldie but goodie from my Great Aunt Esther. My brother and I have a cookie website called best-ever-cookie-collection.com where we are hosting a holiday cookie contest with great prizes. We would love to have you submit a recipe for a chance to win!

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