Monday, May 27, 2013

Breakfast Cookies!

We have a small problem in our house. My Hubby eats cookies for breakfast. He finds chocolate chip cookies completely acceptable as "breakfast". Our soon-to-be three year-old now thinks that he can have cookies for breakfast. I now have a quick solution to this little dilemma - BREAKFAST COOKIES!

I found this recipe in a Disney cookbook. Since we're big Disney fans, it took just a few seconds to convince our son that if Dory, Marlin, and Nemo eat these cool cookies for breakfast, then he can too!

These cookies are not overly sweet. They taste like a breakfast cookie should taste. The kids will like them and they are loaded with good stuff. I think adults will like them too. They go great with a cup of coffee or tea and are a quick breakfast when you are on the go.

Here's what you do.

Breakfast Cookies
Slightly adapted from The Disney Magic Kitchen Cookbook
Makes 12 cookies

Non-stick cooking spray
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour (such as King Arthur's Flour brand)
3 cups multigrain cereal flakes with blueberries (such as Kashi Heart to Heart Oat Flakes & Blueberry Clusters)

1. Preheat oven to 350. Coat baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Using a hand mixer, beat butter until creamed (about 30 seconds). Add brown sugar and baking soda. Beat until mixed. Add eggs. Beat until mixed. Add flour and beat until the mixture no longer looks dry. Use a wooden spoon to stir in the cereal. (You may have to mix it a bit with your hands and the cereal flakes will break up - this is okay).
3. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the mixture on to the baking sheet. Press the mound of dough with your fingers to flatten slightly. Repeat with remaining ingredients, placing cookies about 3 inches apart on the baking sheet.
4. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Let cookies rest on baking sheet for 1 minute before transferring to a cooling rack.

Nutrition Facts per cookie: 227 calories, 9 g fat, 56 mg cholesterol, 229 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 14 g sugar, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Hope you enjoy these. They will keep fresh for about 5 days in an airtight container.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
xo, Stephanie

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