It should be pretty clear by now that my boys LOVE cookies. I am raising actual Cookie Monsters! We have a glass cookie jar that sits on the counter. Usually that cookie jar displays the recent cookie that have been made in our kitchen. I love hearing the sound of the jar being opened up. A slight clang of glass and you know someone is in the cookie jar. I love hearing my oldest and his friends getting into the cookie jar. There is something magical about boys gathering around for a snack after shooting hoops or a long day at school.
As the cookies start getting low, I am quickly reminded that we will need more soon. We have several recipes that are always classics in this home. The Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie and M&M Cookies are our usual standbys because the ingredients are simple and always on hand.
My soon-to-be four year old was eager to make cookies last week. I told him we were going to mix it up and add one of his favorite cereal- Kellogg’s Chocolate Frosted Flakes. He was beyond thrilled to help with the process. The cookies were super easy to make and turned out perfect. You can always use plain corn flakes for your cookies.
Chocolate Corn Flakes Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 t vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 cup regular oats, uncooked
1 cup chocolate corn flakes cereal (picture below)
1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips and additional 1/2 cup for topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
Beat shortening and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars. Beat until all combined. Add eggs one at a time. Then add vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and soda. Gradually add to butter mixture. Mix well. Stir in oats, chocolate corn flakes, and chocolate chips.
Using a cookie dough scoop, drop dough 2 inches apart on your baking sheet.
Add additional chocolate chips to top off cookies. Gently press in the chocolate chips. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. You want the cookies to be lightly browned. Remove cookies and place on a wire rack for cooling.
And yes, this is Whitaker’s current favorite cereal: