Monday, May 11, 2009

Breakfast Cookies

In our house, breakfast is definitely the most hectic meal of the day. We are almost always running late. But, I realize the importance of breakfast for my children, and I can tell a difference when they haven't eaten in the morning.

Our strategy is to make easy, make-ahead breakfast items that can be grabbed while running out the door. This one is a winner in our home because what kid doesn't love cookies?

Breakfast Cookies

4 and 1/2 cups granola cereal - divided
1 stick margarine - softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 envelope vanilla instant breakfast drink mix
1 egg
3/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place 1 and 1/2 cups cereal in shallow bowl. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, instant breakfast mix, and egg until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, and cinnamon. Beat until thoroughly combined. Add the remaining 3 cups of cereal. Beat until well mixed.

Form into 1 inch balls and coat in the reserved cereal. Place on cookie sheets 2 inches apart.

Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until firm and lightly golden. Store in an airtight container.

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Lori said...

Ooh Nicole, these sound good. Definitely something different for breakfast! :)

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Great recipe. These sound delicious!

Lori T said...

I saw your link on BD, and I'm glad I came by. I've never seen a recipe like this, so I'll have to try it out. Thanks!

Megan said...

Wow, what a great idea. I'll have to try these.

SoggyToad said...

Yumm! We love "Sneaky Chef" breakfast cookies, I'll bet these are great too!