Chocolate Chip Cheerio Cookies

 

I’ve talked on the blog before about the new flavors of Cheerios that are out and how much I love them for a sweet treat. Have any of you tried the Dulce de Leche or Peanut Butter flavors? Well, this recipe is an excuse for you to! I bought the peanut butter kind recently and then saw this recipe and knew that I had to try it out because 1) it’s dangerous to have an entire box of delicious Peanut Butter Cheerios in my apartment so I needed to use them to make something I could give away and 2) I was intrigued by the thought of Cheerios in a cookie. Turns out that the Cheerios added a great subtle peanut butter flavor as well as a nice crunch. This is a great base cookie recipe and you could definitely use the different flavors of Cheerios to experiment – Chocolate Cheerios and Peanut Butter Chips?

Originally from Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life

Ingredients

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  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Multigrain Peanut Butter Cheerios
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with Silpats (silicone baking sheets) or just parchment paper.

2) Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside

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3) Add butter to mixer (or use hand mixer) and beat for about 30 seconds. Then, add both brown sugar and granulated sugar and beat until light and fluffy.

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4) Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well.

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5) Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until blended.

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6) Stir in the Peanut Butter Cheerios and mini chocolate chips.

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7) Using a tablespoon, drop dough on cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes, until the edges are golden.

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8) Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan for 2 minutes then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

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Try this out soon – you won’t be disappointed!

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