Crispy Chocolate Chip Cheerio Cookies is a recipe adapted from a 1977 Cheerios booklet. These are not traditional chocolate chip cookies. The recipe calls for granulated sugar and no brown, and they come out light, crisp and have a vanilla-oat flavor. The Cheerios add puffiness and a little crunch.
You can make these as Chocolate Chip Cheerio Cookies or use butterscotch or cinnamon chips and change the flavor completely. And as I found out recently by accident, you can leave out the oats, in which case the cookies will be flatter.
If you are in a peanut butter mood, try the peanut butter version of Cheerios Cookies.
Crispy Chocolate Chip Cheerio Cookies
6 oz (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cool room temperature or cold (168 grams)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (300 grams)
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups all purpose unbleached flour (190 grams)
4 cups Cheerios (You can lightly crush them or leave them whole)
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips**
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Beat cool butter until creamy. Add sugar and continue beating until light. Reduce speed of mixer to medium and beat in water, vanilla, salt and baking soda. Add egg and beat just until it’s incorporated.
By hand, stir in the flour followed by the Cheerios, oats and chocolate chips.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet. Bake until light brown, 10 to 12 minutes.
About about 4 1/2 dozen cookies.
**Variations — Use 1 cup of any of the following:
raisins, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, butterscotch chips
Sheila in MD
Okay…tried them and took them to a dog agility trial this weekend where they got RAVE reviews! Had a good time saying that they included a “secret ingredient”…after people tasted them they would make guesses…one guessed “cereal” and another said “honey nut cheerios” which was the closest it got. Funny part was how many people had not heard of chocolate cheerios! I used semi-sweet choc. chips and a small amount of Raisonettes left from some other recipe. Used a pampered chef cookie scoop and baked 2 dozen cookies with a fair amount of dough left that went in fridge to bake later. Thanks for the recipe!
Sheila in MD
Sheila in MD
I thought these looked interesting…and I went and bought the chocolate cheerios to try before reading the comments! Hope to try them tonight-will post if I do.
Heather - Ghost Baker
Any suggestions on type of cheerios? Multigrain are lightly sweetened.. might they be better than Honeynut?
Sue, it’s all white. I thought I wouldn’t like an all-white kitchen because it gets messy so quickly, but it’s kind of nice because you can actually see the mess faster and clean it up more thoroughly.
Hula, we’re moving. We had to get out of our old house so new folks could move in. Meanwhile, the new on isn’t ready. Also, I probably do need an oven thermometer.
Katrina, the Cheerios website has recipes for Honey Nut too (of course). Chocolate Cheerios, eh?
Cheryl, that’s a good point.
Cindy, I’ll see what I can come up with. I’ll bet there are some good thing in Camilla Saulsbury’s No-Bake book or her Short-Cut book.
Not interested in chocolate cereal for breakfast, but Katrina is right, they might be good in these cookies.
I have a granddaughter coming for two weeks when it will be too hot to bake and I need ideas for unbaked cookies other than Rice Crispy treats.
yummy and a recipe you can make with inexpensive items!
Ooh, just thought of the new chocolate Cherrios. Those would be good in a cookie!
I think it must all be a matter of perspective because that looks huge to me. 🙂 I’m still hoping to have my dream kitchen someday.
So what’s the reason for the move? Glad to see you are looking at the bright side of a tiny kitchen!
The cookies look fantastic. I can consider them “healthy” because they are made with cheerios and oatmeal right??
These look yummy! I always have a version of Cheerios around the house (usually from Trader Joe’s or Publix.) Note to self: add cheerios to next batch of chocolate chip cookies!
Your apartment kitchen looks cozy.
Glad you got all moved and are even baking again! So not really looking forward to our move to a little kitchen for a couple months. But ready or not, here it comes and I know it’ll be one step closer to our new home!
Fun Cherrios cookies. I just bought a giant box of Honey Nut. Hmm?
(We’ll have to compare our tiny kitchens when I get over there! 🙂
okay – i’ll bite – you are in a tiny apartment because…………….????? you’re remodelling your house?
if you think it was not an adjustment to go from a gas stove to an electric stove – you’re way better than me! i much prefer gas stove cooking for stove top items – but as for the oven – i do really prefer electric. all ovens – be they gas or electric – need to be checked and calibrated – which is why one should always have an oven thermometer – even if you have a new stove!
glad the family is adjusting to apartment life – just how temporary will it be?????
That’s a pretty nice looking apartment kitchen! I’m glad that you’re adjusting.
I’ll definitely keep this recipe in mind. I eat store brand organic toasted o’s because oddly enough I like them better but they should work just as well in these cookies and I almost always have some in the cupboard. Thanks!