i should be mopping the floor: Life Cereal Cookies

Friday, December 19, 2014

Life Cereal Cookies

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These Quaker® Life Cereal Cookies are the perfect snack.
They're perfect with a tall glass of milk...naturally.
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Life Cereal Cookies: a fun spin on a classic cookie. The cereal adds an AMAZING texture!
 I tinkered with my perfect cookie recipe...again. This time, I swapped out the chocolate chips for white chocolate ones and the oatmeal for Life Cereal. Wow...I'm totally digging the unexpected texture the cereal brings. It's a soft cookie that has these perfect little crunchies {that stay crunchy through baking and all}. Check out the recipe below.

Life Cereal Cookies: a fun spin on a classic cookie. The cereal adds an AMAZING texture!
I first discovered Quaker® Life cereal back in college, in the nineties. One of my roommates always had it on her shelf in the kitchen area. One day I ran out of whatever I had been having for breakfast... and I "borrowed" a bowl of cereal from her. Ever since that day, my pantry has never been without a box of Quaker® Life cereal. My kids eat it all the time now, too. It's just such a nice, comforting taste. The lightly sweetened squares and the fun texture... they're all just kind of cereal perfection. 

Life Cereal Cookies: a fun spin on a classic cookie. The cereal adds an AMAZING texture!
And we don't just save it for a breakfast food. No lie...in college, I would have a box in the car with me for my road trips home. It made a four-hour drive a lot less monotonous. Sometimes, I do a quick snack mix for my kids after school: a scoop of Quaker® Life cereal, dried cranberries, pecan halves, and white chocolate chips. It's simple to throw together and they devour it. I even include it in their lunch boxes, too. It would be yummy with Quaker® Real Medleys® or Quaker® Simply Granola, too.

Life Cereal Cookies: a fun spin on a classic cookie. The cereal adds an AMAZING texture!
I grabbed all of the ingredients for this recipe at our brand, spanking new Walmart. It's one of those "neighborhood"-style ones...loving it.


Life Cereal Cookies
Ingredients:
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup crushed Quaker® Life cereal {see photo below}
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 small box instant vanilla pudding
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 large eggs
- 1 (12 oz) bag white chocolate chips

Life Cereal Cookies: a fun spin on a classic cookie. The cereal adds an AMAZING texture!
To get the desired consistency I was going for with the Quaker® Life cereal, I tossed it in my food processor and gave it a few spins. This is about what you're wanting. It took a little over two cups of whole cereal to equal one cup of crushed cereal. If you don't have a food processor, place cereal in a ziptop baggie and roll with a rolling pin.


Directions:
In a small bowl, combine flour, cereal, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. 
In a large bowl, combine softened butter, sugars, pudding mix (just use the powdered mix...do not add anything to it or make the actual pudding), and vanilla extract. Beat until creamy. Beat in eggs.

Gradually add in flour mixture. Gently fold in white chocolate chips. Do not over mix!

Drop by rounded, heaping, teaspoonfuls onto parchment-paper lined baking sheets. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes. 

Makes about three dozen cookies. 

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Life Cereal Cookies: a fun spin on a classic cookie. The cereal adds an AMAZING texture!
 The white chocolate chips go really well with the cereal flavor. I also think cinnamon chips would be fun to try in this one...picking up on the cinnamon in the Quaker® Life. There's lots of fun flavor combinations you could try on this one. I think you could achieve a similar texture, but different flavor with Quaker® Oatmeal Squares, too.


Life Cereal Cookies: a fun spin on a classic cookie. The cereal adds an AMAZING texture!
Dunking these in milk only makes them better! Because cereal and milk...it's like they were made for each other {wink}.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE KIND OF COOKIE TO MAKE THIS TIME OF THE YEAR?






31 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this great recipe and for the great story #client

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  2. Those look so good. I never had cookies with cereal in them.

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    1. They are super tasty! Thank you for stopping by, Michelle!

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  3. We love Life Cereal. I can imagine this tastes wonderful!

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    1. Isn't it delicious?! They are so yummy! Thanks for your sweet comment, Heather!

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  4. Love this idea! My favorite cereal is Life.

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie! It's a super yummy cereal!

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  5. Life cereal! What a unique ingredient to use in cookies. I seriously never would have thought of this, and they look delicious.

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  6. Those sound mighty awesome. I would totally try those :)

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  7. Life is one of my all-time favorite childhood cereals. Love your cookie recipe combo!

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  8. I love Life cereal so I know these cookies have to be delicious!

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    1. They are super tasty, Janet! You can't have just one--that's for sure!

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  9. Now those are some cookies I want to gooble up. I love me some cookies.

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  10. What a fun way to use the cereal. I'm ready for some cookies today!

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  11. Life cereal is one of my all time favorite cereals and have never thought to make cookies with it! Love this!

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  12. I am crazy about Life cereal, just crazy about it. I love the idea of adding it to cookies SO much!!!

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    1. They are super yummy! Thank you bunches for stopping by, Liz!

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  13. Mmmm, those look beyond tasty! I totally grew up on Life!

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  14. Life cereal is my 4 year olds FAVORITE cereal! He would love these cookies too! Pinned!!

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    1. I hope she enjoys them, Jen! Thank you bunches for stopping by!

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  15. Oh my gosh I used to love LIFE cereal when I was growing up. This sounds like a pretty cool recipe - I might just have to try it too!

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