Cereal Cookies Are Perfectly Fine to Eat for Breakfast

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You were onto something in college when your diet consisted solely of bowls of cereal. Since it's delicious and shouldn't be shackled with that breakfast label, I took my favorite sugary picks and loaded them onto white chocolate chip cookies. There’s some oatmeal in there, too. For health.

I also tried them with shots of Momofuku Milk Bar’s cereal milk. And then, inspired by Food52, I churned that into cereal milk ice cream and stuffed it between two cookies. After that, I sat in sweatpants and played Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater until I nailed a Kickflip to Indy with Bucky Lasek, who isn't even that good. And then I ate more cereal.

A cookie diet we can get behind.
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Breakfast Cereal Cookies

Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 12 cookies

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 cups cereal (any kind you like, or a mix)
DIRECTIONS:
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Beat in eggs. Add flour mixture to bowl and beat until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Place cereal in a bowl. Taking 3 tablespoons at a time, shape dough into balls and roll them in the cereal until coated. Place cookies on the prepared baking sheets, leaving a few inches between each cookie. Bake until golden, 12-15 minutes.
  • Let cool on the pan for a couple minutes then transfer to a wire rack.
  • Eat with a cold glass of cereal milk, or make them into cereal-milk-ice-cream sandwiches if you're really feeling inspired.
Breakfast Cereal Cookies — Thrillist Recipes
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Breakfast Cereal Cookies — Thrillist Recipes
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