Old Fashioned Cereal Cookies

I just read that the sales of cereal have risen 214%.

That’s quite an increase! I get it. If you are exhausted, and need something to eat, and you don’t care to cook, a bowl of cereal can fit the bill!

Do you know what else fits the bill? Old Fashioned Cereal Cookies! This 1950’s recipe could also be called Everything But the Kitchen Sink Cookies. I like a cookie with variety, and this cookie has just that!

This recipe is so old, it didn’t have a bake time noted. Maybe they just ate the dough? Maybe there was no such thing as salmonella back in the day?

Old Fashioned Cereal Cookies

Tools You’ll Need:

  • Heavy wooden spoon or mixer (I like my KitchenAid!)
  • Bowl to mix dough
  • Cookie sheet(s)

Add Ingredients in Order Given:

  • 1 Cup butter (softened)
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t soda dissolved in 1 T hot water
  • 2 Cups corn flakes or rice cereal
  • ½ t salt
  • 2 Cups quick oats
  • 1 Cup chopped nuts or sunflower seeds
  • 1 Cup coconut
  • 2 Cups flour
  • ½ t baking powder
  • 1 Cup chocolate chips or raisins

Mix ingredients in order given. Drop onto cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes.

Cereal Cookie Recipe


Old Fashioned Cereal Cookie Notes:

  • This recipe makes a BIG batch! Like a 5-dozen batch! You could make the entire 5- dozen cookies, put them in quart freezer bags, and when you feel like a pick-me-up, or your kids are clamoring for something, you’re covered! You can also rationalize that this cereal cookie is a healthier snack than a candy bar.
  • You could lower the sugar content a bit to 3/4 Cup of each sugar if you’re inclined. It won’t make much of an impact on flavor.
  • If you are adding nuts, be sure to chop up the nuts into small pieces. Walnuts can be pricey, so consider peanuts or sunflower seeds to bring the price down and still maintain a “nutty” flavor.
  • You can add chocolate chips AND raisins if you want to.
  • If you have difficulty spooning out the cookies, you can refrigerate the dough before scooping.

Cereal Cookies Illustrated Recipe

Love to hear what you think!