Cookies for Breakfast? Yes, Please!

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Here we are on Day 2 of The Family Breakfast Project.  I stocked our pantry and refrigerator with family friendly breakfast fare, and made sure that we removed obstacles to eating breakfast (not getting up in time, not having good breakfast food, bowls are all dirty, etc.)

Last night I set the table for breakfast success, and then I went one step further.

I baked breakfast cookies!

Cheerios Jumbo Breakfast cookies

I don’t bake much. Baking is messy and tedious. But I do love to see happy children.

Cookies for breakfast makes kids smile!

This recipe came from Cheerios and mix up easily by hand in one (very) large bowl. They have just enough sweet to satisfy the kids, but chock full of great whole grains and protein, to make mom happy!

Cheerios Jumbo Breakfast Cookies

Yields: 12 cookies

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose or whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 cups Cheerios® cereal

Heat oven to 375°F.

In large bowl, stir together sugar, butter, peanut butter, water, vanilla and egg. Stir in remaining ingredients except cereal. Gently stir in cereal. On ungreased large cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded 1/2 cupfuls (rounded 1/3 cupfuls for 15 cookies) 4 inches apart. Flatten dough to about 1 inch thick. (Bake these crispy cookies as soon as the dough is mixed. Letting the dough stand awhile or refrigerating the dough will make the cookies softer.)

Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheet. Store loosely covered.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes

Nutrition

  • Calories: 390

Chime in! Does your family have a favorite breakfast recipe? What is your favorite grab and go recipe? Let us know in the comments!

6 Replies to “Cookies for Breakfast? Yes, Please!”

  1. YUMMY! Just printed the recipe, going to whip these up this afternoon after work. AND GUESS WHAT? My children will eat everything in those cookies! (YES. ETHAN EATS RAISINS.)

    1. I even eat raisins in cookies, but only in cookies. I hate to bake, but this was super easy! Kind of a healthy take on the monster cookies! Let me know how the kids like them!

  2. Pam, I read this and your first Cheerios Breakfast Project post and I’m convinced.

    We do breakfast, which is big because pre-Kidzilla, the Hub and I used to skip it altogether. Not good. With Zilla in the picture, we do breakfast but it’s disjointed. I take a smoothie on the run in the car, Zilla eats in the kitchen while her Dad packs her lunch, and he eats by himself after he drops her off at school.

    We could do better. Seeing on the Cheerios site that it really only needs to take seven minutes to sit together made me wonder why we aren’t doing this. We do family dinner at night – it’s rare that we don’t. So why not start the day with that important connection, too.

    This really fits well with my goals and plans for this year. I love it. Thanks!

    OH! And how about dried cranberries or blueberries in those cookies instead of raisins? Just a thought.

    1. Yes, breakfast has been pretty disjointed at our place too. . . especially on week days. I think spending some intentional time together in the morning will help our day start a little smoother. I think just about any dried fruit will work on those cookies. . .even some chopped dried apricot. . .hmmm.

  3. Loved this yummy yummy recipe a lot. Loved all the ingredients that are included in it. I just love to taste them . And they are healthy too. Hope this will serve as the best breakfast one could have. As break fast is the more important thing in our diet, we need to make it more healthy and you made it yummy too ……… 🙂 🙂

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