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Friday, April 5, 2013

Cereal Flake "Hello" Cookies

                                                 (Photo by me, Doris)

Good taste, with a bit of crunchy goodness as a bonus!
The cookies in the picture were rolled in corn flake crumbs.

I made these cookies a lot during the time we lived on the 'chicken' farm and they were a favorite then, and still are.  This recipe makes a rather small batch, so I almost always doubled it.

1/3 cup butter, softened 
½ cup granulated sugar
1  large egg

1 tablespoon milk
1 tsp. vanilla

1 and 1/2 cup flour
¼ tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt

½ cup raisins OR chopped dates, OR craisins, OR dried cherries
½ c. nuts, chopped coarsely

Drop Walnut-sized dough ball into:
1 and ½ cups finely crushed crunchy kind of cereal crushed.  I've used bran flakes, cornflakes, etc. 

Coat cookie balls with these crumbs.

Place 2” apart on greased (or parchment paper-lined) baking sheet/.  Press ½ of a maraschino cherry into center of each ball of dough and bake for 12-13 minutes in a 375-degree oven.  Bake only until cookie is set and lightly browned-- it will finish baking as it sits on the hot baking sheet until cooled.

                                                                                                                                    (Photo by me, Doris)


  1. This Looks Great!! I will try this today for my mom..

  2. Thank you, syed! I hope you, too, will like the slight CRUNCH they end up with by rolling them in the cereal flakes.