Serena Di Sabatino Di Diodoro
Bottom-of-the-box Christmas cereal cookies
Updated: Apr 13, 2021
How many Christmas sprinkles are too many Christmas sprinkles?
Probably this amount of sprinkles 😅 since I had to vacuum twice after taking this picture and I think there are still some leftovers somewhere in the kitchen.
In any case here they are some super festive Bottom-of-the-box cereal cookies 💁♀️
Why bottom-of-the-box? Because they are the cookies that you can make with the nearly finished cereal boxes that you don't want to eat for some reason but you also don't want to throw it away (and my family and friends know how much I care about not wasting any kind of food..)
Anyway this is a super simple recipe that I found online but it requires a bit of patience in my opinion and above all, a super professional blender.
I used 3 kinds of cereal for these cookies: Corn Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros and Life Cinnamon Cereal. They turned out amazing: a bit spicy, sweet and salty and very very crunchy!
Check out the recipe below and make them too!
150g mixed cereal (Corn Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Churros and Life Cinnamon Cereal)
150g cold butter
1 large egg
2 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
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50g dark chocolate
Add the mixed cereal into a food processor and pulse a few times until you reduce them into powder.
Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until all the ingredients are combined (this might require a bit of time and patience depending on the blender you are using).
If the dough is too warm roll it into a ball and let it rest in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and cover a baking tray with parchment paper.
Divide the dough into small balls of the same weight (25g each) and flatten the surface to make them thin.
Transfer the cookies on the tray and bake for about 9-10 minutes or until they look dry but not coloured.
Let them cool on the baking sheet.
Melt dark chocolate in the microwave or on a double boiler and dip the surface of the cookies. Garnish with Christmas sprinkles.
If the dough looks a bit crumbly don't give up and try to create the cookie balls the best you can.
It's very important that you flatten the surface of the cookies before baking otherwise they are going to burn after 5 minutes and the inside will stay raw :(
Store the cookies in an airtight container for a few days.
If you make it let me know! :)