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, Froot Loops Cookies are worth a try.
Here’s a link to the original version from Kellogg’s. The version below includes weights.
Froot Loops Cookies
Froot Loops Circus Cookies with Orange Icing is an old recipe from Kellogg’s.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, stir the flour and aerate before measuring or weigh (260 grams)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup margarine OR use half butter & half shortening (230 grams)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar (100 grams)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup orange juice, room temperature
- 2 cups KELLOGG’S® FROOT LOOPS® cereal
- crushed to fine crumbs
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar (260 grams)
- 3 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened (42 grams)
- 2 tablespoons orange juice (28 grams or ml)
- In small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In large electric mixer bowl, beat the 1 cup margarine(or use a combo of butter and shortening) 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.
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Cookies and cereal, what could be better?
Although it’s only going to get rid of a few, doesn’t that Bears Swimming Pool cake from Woman’s Day have Froot Loops on it? I have a vague recollection of them being life preservers…
Hee, hee, hee, hee. That would totally be something I’d do — make a swimming pool cake to get rid of 6 Froot Loops. Good idea, Sweetnicks. I have to say, I thought the life preservers were made from gummy Life Savers.