Fuzz says thank you for all the birthday wishes. She enjoyed hosting her first sleepover and is looking forward to another. Her favorite presents were a beading kid, a Lil’ Lovable Fluff Factory and Aquadots, which were surprisingly fun.
Now let’s move on to cookies.
I found this recipe a few weeks ago and thought it sounded both interesting and practical – a good way to use up a box of Cheerios. Not that there’s anything wrong with plain Cheerios, but sometimes you need to use up one cereal to make room for a box of some new cereal.
Unfortunately, the plan backfired. The cookies were so good I am now tempted to go buy another box of Cheerios so that I can make more! Well, not really, but that could happen. These cookies are thick, have a bit of a crunch from the Cheerios, and a hint of oaty, nutty flavor. The peanut butter is barely noticeable, but don’t leave it out because it’s important to the over all outcome of the cookie.
Final note. I was worried the cookies might look weird with whole Cheerios sticking out of them, so a put the Cheerios in the food processor and pulsed it just enough to chop the O’s. This worked very well, but I think the cookies would be fine with whole Cheerios.
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temp.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon EACH – baking powder, baking soda and salt.
1/2 cup oatmeal (I used quick cooking – not instant)
1 1/2 cups Cheerios
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (a little more if you like chocolate)
Cream the butter and both sugars with an electric mixer. Stir in the peanut butter, egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together the baking powder, baking soda and salt, then add the flour mixture to the butter mixture; stir until incorporated. Add the oatmeal, cheerios and chocolate chips.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes.
I am not quite sure of the yield yet, as I only baked part of the dough.