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Recycle discarded cereal into cookies for breakfast.
By Jill Melton | Posted March 4, 2013
Jill's Breakfast Cookie

I am forever recycling ingredients into cookies. This time it was a sweetened whole grain cereal with dried fruit that the kids conveniently ignored for months. So into cookie dough it went. They turned out to be great. Crispy and crunchy at first, then soft and pliable after a few days in the cookie jar. I imagine you can use any kind of cereal you like. However I wouldn’t recommend Fruit Loops or Cocoa Puffs. Too sweet. But then they don’t stay around long enough to be recycled anyway.

Breakfast Cookies

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 cup shortening or butter
1/4 cup water
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 cup oatmeal
2 cups sweetened flaked cereal with dried fruit (I used Post Great Grains with raisins, dates and pecans)

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Beat sugar and shortening until creamy. Add water, egg and vanilla, mix well.  Add flour and baking soda and salt, mix well.  Stir in  oats and cereal. Pace tablespoons onto baking sheet. Yield: 32 cookies. Bake 10 minutes.


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