Crunchy Cinnamon Burst Cheerios® Cookies

Create a monster cookie packed with goodies like whole grain cereal.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 36

1 1/2
cups packed brown sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup shortening
2
eggs
2 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons cream of tartar
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1 1/4
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2
cups Cinnamon Burst Cheerios™ cereal
1
cup flaked coconut
1/2
cup chopped pecans
3
tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat brown sugar, butter, shortening and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Beat on low speed until blended. Stir in cereal, coconut and pecans.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; roll in sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets; flatten with glass dipped in sugar mixture.
  • 4 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Sprinkle with sugar mixture. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Expert Tips

Stir in a cup of raisins or dried cranberries.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.