Fun Recipe for Kids

If you have a child who absolutely loves helping you bake then this recipe is right up their alley! I found the recipe on the Cheerios website. It’s a simple recipe, tasty, and the kids can get in with their hands to mix the dry ingredients in with the wet. The only addition I made was add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips and reduced the golden raisins from 1 cup to 1/2 cup. These reminded me of cowboy cookies except for the addition of peanut butter and cheerios. Have fun baking!!

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For these gigantor cookies you’ll need:

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 stick butter, melted

1/2 cup peanut butter, I used Planters Natural

1/4 cup water

1 Tblsp vanilla extract

1 egg

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup quick cooking oats

1/2 cup golden raisins

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

4 cups multigrain cheerios

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line multiple baking sheets with release foil.

In large bowl, stir together sugar, butter, peanut butter, water, vanilla and egg. Stir in remaining ingredients except cereal. Gently stir in cereal. On ungreased large cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded 1/2 cupfuls (rounded 1/3 cupfuls for 15 cookies) 4 inches apart. Flatten dough to about 1 inch thick. (Bake these crispy cookies as soon as the dough is mixed. Letting the dough stand awhile or refrigerating the dough will make the cookies softer.)

Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheet. Store loosely covered.

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    Success Hint: It’s important to let these cookies cool on cookie sheets before removing–they can easily break into pieces while warm.

These were super easy to put together. G–Man even helped with the hand mixing the wet ingredients. With a little guidance and instruction to keep the hand mixer level he did very well! The mini chocolate chips were our addition to this awesome recipe. Plus we chose to go with 1/3 cup portion per cookie which gave us 18 cookies total.

On a toaster oven pan I could fit about three cookies easily. On our 12–inch pizza pan I could get four cookies on it. The baking time was a little off for our toaster oven, even the temp was too much. I had to reduce it by 25 degrees and reduce the baking time by two minutes. If you know your toaster oven/oven bakes hotter then make those small adjustments before baking and you’ll have amazing results!

These are a fiber packed cookie, take care when eating them. One cookie was almost too much for me. When I make mini cowboy cookies I can handle about 1–2 cookies (I use a 1/8 cup per portion). They are very yummy and so addictive! Eat with caution 🙂 Plus these cookies are great for on the go! Grab a serving of milk and it’s an instant quick breakfast. They are hearty enough to hold you over till your morning snack or lunch. 

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