Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Compost Cookies

Ever have leftover cereal?  We do.  Into a large resealable cereal container it goes until it gets full and becomes a  smorgasbord of cereal that gets eaten before I will buy another box.  We have two of these now and the boys are started to campaign for "new" cereal.  So, I decided to make compost cookies.
 Compost Cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 T corn syrup
2 large eggs
1 3/4 cup flour
2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
2 t. salt
1 1/2 c. crushed cereal
1 1/2 c. chopped nuts, dried fruit, or choc chips - mix it up!
Cream the butter and sugar - add eggs and vanilla and mix well.  Sift the dry ingredients together and gradually add them into the creamed mixture.  Stir in your combo of crazy mix-in's.
You can freeze cookie dough wrapped up in the liner of the cereal box.  (Always save those - you already paid for them!)  Wet your hands to smooth out the dough into a shape you can wrap neatly.
Make little packets of a third or so of the dough.  Then freeze them. Just slice and bake at 375 for 12 minutes when ready to eat.
 Lately my pictures have been kinda lame.  But these cookies are not - buttery and somewhat crewycrunchy, depending on the mix in's, or "compost", you use.  Warm from the oven they got a big thumbs up at my house!

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Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Yum, what a great recipe! There is also a similar recipe with crushed potato chips - go figure! Linda

Jennifer Juniper said...

This looks like a great recipe to use all the ends of boxes of cereal :) I've never thought of it!

Marie said...

great idea! I really do not like to waste cereal...it is sooo expensive.

Marie said...

p.s. I love your new Fall look for your blog :)

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

Hey Gina, I love this idea. Thanks for sharing with Sweets This Week.

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