Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Cheerio Cookies

Sorry, I'm a bad, bad blogger. Haven't been doing much cooking with recipes. It's been hectic and we've just been pulling things out of the freezer that we made before. Cook up some veggies and call it a meal. I could pretend I'll do better, but it's not likely. But for now here is a recipe for Cheerio Cookies from Cookie Madness. Some of the comments said they were crisp cookies. We tend to like a softer cookie, so I substituted 4 tbsp. shortening for half of the butter. I used a #40 disher to make just over 2 dozen cookies. The cookies turned off chewy with a bit of crunch from the Cheerios. I recommend them highly. So here it is with my modification.

Cheerio Cookies

4 tablespoons butter, room temp.
4 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 cups Cheerios
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (a little more if you like chocolate)

Cream the butter, shortening, and both sugars with an electric mixer. Stir in the peanut butter, egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together the baking powder, baking soda and salt, then add the flour mixture to the butter mixture; stir until incorporated. Add the oatmeal, cheerios and chocolate chips.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes.