5 Reviews

Woot, another recipe made for getting rid of cereal I don't like (been a fanatic of these for a long while lol). Here is my version: I had no baking powder, so I didn't use it, not sure how it would've affected my cookies, but they came out fine. I used Cinnamon shredded wheat, crushed finely. I only used 3/4 brown sugar since I figured the cereal had sugar also. I used about 1/4 butter and 3/4 cup applesauce for a healthier version (and I also didn't have enough butter). I also added 1/4 c. wheat since it was wet and me being paranoid, I wanted the batter to be thicker. And instead of chips, I added 2 small apples, chopped. Result: yummy cookies that didn't expand but rose like biscuits. The cookies were not aesthetically pleasing, but were really delicious. They were really soft and dense cookies also. These were really good, next time I'll try the recipe as intended and maybe add walnuts. This one's a keeper.

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TrueGoodness July 14, 2009

Yum! I bought some generic shredded wheat and they were not very tasty . I didn't want to have them go to waste so I found this recipe. I didn't have a full cup of butter so I subbed in so peanut butter . about 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup peanut butter. This makes a lot of cookies but they are delicious and have a wonderful crispy ness to them . I think they also will be good with fruit as others have suggested and since i still have a half a box of shredded wheat to use up I'll try a fruity variation next .

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Saltygal June 06, 2014

I was looking for a breakfast recipe that would use up the 'dreaded' wheat cereal that my kids refused to eat. Since this was to be a breakfast cookie recipe I tweaked it a little. Instead of butter I used coconut oil. Love the flavor of coconut oil! Did not use chocolate chips. Ditched the white sugar and used only the brown - again these were breakfast not dessert. I also chose to use 1 cup of oatmeal instead of 1 of the cups of flour (I used whole wheat flour) Then added apple slivers and 1/2 t of cinnamon. Other than that, I followed the recipe to a 'T'!! lol. Kids and I loved these.

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Amy in Kansas May 22, 2014

Suggested not trying to make them when tired. Missed the flour and now read it was on list. My bad!!

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Olivia P. February 09, 2014

Found this looking for a way to use the "dust" in the bottom of a box of cereal. Made it with a combo of cinnamon-flavored Kashi cereal and frosted mini-wheats, mixed in sugar-free dark chocolate chips, and topped off each cup of sugar with a tablespoon or so of cinnamon sugar. Really tasty results, not too sweet and great chewy texture. Next time will try to add nuts!

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thenotoriousmeg December 11, 2013
Shredded Wheat Cookies