Life Cereal Cookies were recommended by Claire, who found the recipe on a box of Life Cereal. Well, sort of. She got it off a box of the Kroger brand of Life, Living Well Cereal. After reading her review I immediately went to the store and bought some Life.
If you get to the bottom of a box of Life (or Living Well) cereal and want to use the dregs, this recipe is pretty useful. The cookies were good — not too peanut buttery, but with an interesting texture from the cereal and a good flavor overall. Chilling the dough keeps them from spreading much, so if you chill the dough you might want to press down the mounds of dough a little. Also, the recipe just calls for “butter” and doesn’t call for any salt, so I recommend you use regular butter or use unsalted and add 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
Thanks for taking the time to share your results and thoughts. I haven’t made these in a while, but next time I have some Life I’ll make a batch. Good luck with the new version, and let me know how they turn out. I’ve found that extra flour usually makes cookies a little less crunchy. The extra peanut butter may cause little less crunch too. Have you tried flourless Monster Cookies? If you are looking for really crunchy cookies, Monster Cookies are good. You could even try throwing some Life cereal in with the oats just for kicks. https://www.cookiemadness.net/2020/01/06/bird-bakery-monster-cookies/
I just made a batch of these cookies – quite tasty! However, I was surprised that the cereal didn’t have more crunch to it. The next time I make them, I am going to increase the peanut butter to 1/2 cup (I used crunchy and liked the texture of it)and decrease the white sugar to 1/2 cup (the sugar definitely came through). I also increased the flour by 1/2 cup just to make them a little more “perfect” looking, and they were!! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Mackenzie @ The Caramel Cookie
Putting cereal in cookies means you can eat more because they are “healthy” :).
I saw those on Claire’s blog, too. Hers and yours both look like a great cookie. Love putting cereal in cookies. Next time we have some Life I’d like to try these.
Mmm sounds good. I’ve always loved Life cereal.
Ooo…I’m honored! You’re right, they weren’t overly peanut buttery but the combination of PB and the extra flavor and crunch from the cereal makes them fun. I tried some cookies using Chex the other day and they were SUPER crunch, so the Life cereal is definitely better for cookies.
The picture of these cookies look like they should be in a magazine.
I haven’t tried cereal in any baked good yet, but I bet if I ground up something like All bran and added it to brownies, maybe I could call the brownies health-food!
that sounds good to me. i used rice kripies in cheese crackers once, but i think everyone has done that. i want to try and use raisin bran in homemade granola bars.
I always wondered about putting Life Cereal in cookies but never did it.