Snickerdoodle Cheerio Cookies

We have an overabundance of Cheerios around here. My son wanted some, and they were on sale, so I bought several boxes. Unfortunately, he is over his Cheerios phase, which leaves a few boxes that need to be eaten. I’m really weird about cereal. I like it for a snack or dessert at night, but I don’t eat it for breakfast. So, it was time to get creative. That’s where these Cheerio cookies come in. These cookies are soft in the middle and crisp at the edges. I was afraid that they’d have chunks of cereal in them, but the cereal seems to blend nicely into the dough.


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1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. quick-cooking oats
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. butter, room temperature
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 ¾ c. Dulce de Leche or Cinnamon Cheerios

Cinnamon-Sugar Topping

1/4 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Mix together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.  Set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugars on medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla and beat for an additional minute.
  4. Turn the mixer to low and slowly add in the dry ingredients until well blended. Fold in cheerios.
  5. At this point, dough can be chilled for an hour for easier handling.
  6. Once dough has chilled, preheat oven to 375 F.
  7. In a small dish, stir together granulated sugar and cinnamon for topping.
  8. Shape dough into balls and roll in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  10. Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for at least 5 minutes before moving cookies to a cooling rack.

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