I wanted to use up some impulsively purchased Froot Loops and made these. They were better than expected — soft, colorful, and they had a nice orange flavor as well. If you’re trying to be thrifty by using leftover cereal, these cookies are worth a try.
Froot Loops Circus Cookies with Orange Icing
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup margarine ( I used ½ butter, ½ shortening)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
2 cups KELLOGG’S® FROOT LOOPS® cereal
crushed to fine crumbs
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons margarine – softened (I used butter)
2 tablespoons orange juice
In small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In large electric mixer bowl, beat the 1 cup margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and 1/2 cup orange juice. Beat well. Add flour mixture. Mix until well combined. Stir in cereal. Drop by level tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove immediately from baking sheets. Cool on wire racks.
When completely cooled, frost with Orange Icing. Decorate with additional cereal, whole or crushed.
Orange Icing: Measure confectioners’ sugar, margarine and orange juice in small mixing bowl. Beat until smooth.