Grape Nuts Cookies

When I was young, I loved cereal. Now that I’m old older? I still love cereal!

I grew up eating really healthy cereal and, while there were times I enjoyed some Cap’n Crunch, Boo/Franken Berry, or Cinnamon Toast Crunch, I mostly ate Corn Flakes, Grape Nuts, Cheerios (regular, not Honey Nut) and Rice Krispies. My dad would even laugh at me when we ate breakfast together because he would be the one putting sugar on his cereal, not me.

P.S. My dad’s favorite cereal is Alpha-Bits. Do they even make those anymore!?

When my mom found a recipe for Grape Nuts Cookies, I was all over it!!

Cookies are bad for you. Grape Nuts are good for you. Good always trumps bad, right? I guess that means that these cookies are totally good for you!

You could probably just eat this batter. It has oats and Grape Nuts in it. Sounds like a healthy breakfast type of cereal to me!

Jet likes to help when I’m in the kitchen.

Grape Nuts Cookies

adapted from a Post Foods recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3 tablespoons maple syrup

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups rolled oats

1 cup flour (I used whole wheat)

1 cup Grape Nuts cereal

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°.

Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl on medium speed until smooth. Add honey, eggs, and vanilla; mix well.

Add baking soda, salt, rolled oats, flour, and Grape Nuts. Combine until just mixed.

Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart onto lined or greased baking sheets. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until golden brown (mine took 12 minutes).

Remove from oven and cool 2-3 minutes; remove from baking sheets. Cool completely on wire racks.

Yield: 3-1/2 – 4 dozen, depending on cookie size.

Stackable wire racks? Best idea ever!!

The cookies are soft and chewy, but have a sweet crunch from the Grape Nuts. Perfect combo!

Speaking of perfect combos…

I put some peanut butter on a cookie.

I put some chocolate on a cookie.

Here it comes……

I put the cookies together.

The police officer’s night shifts are killing me. I have way too much time to do things like this. I also have no one to share my cookies with. Oh well. I think I’ll be alright…

…as long as I can reach my glass of milk.

Fun Question: What was your favorite cereal as a kid and what is your favorite now?