Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Chocolate chip Frosted Mini-Wheat Crumbs Cookies

For a long time it has bothered me to throw out the crumbs at the bottom of the frosted mini-wheats bag. So finally today I did something about it.

1 stick of butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

9 ounces flour (just about 2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4+ teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional, especially if using cinnamon mini-wheats)
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (optional, but always good)

About 1 to 2 cups of the crumbs from the bottom of the frosted mini-wheats
2 to 3 handfuls of chocolate chips

Cream the first group of ingredients
Combine the dry ingredients and add to the creamed mixture.
Finally, stir in the crumbs and the chocolate chips.
Heat oven to 370 degrees.
Put onto the cookie sheet in 1 tablespoon balls.
Bake for 11 minutes.

18 comments:

Lisa said...

Me again...

Also, about how much is 9 oz. of flour? A little more than a cup??

Molly Loves Paris said...

9 ounces is right about 2 cups of flour.

Anonymous said...

Would you suggest any substitutes if I were to use strawberry frosted mini-wheat crumbs?

Molly Loves Paris said...

That's an interesting idea. I think that I would use white sugar instead of brown sugar, and maybe vanilla extract instead of almond, just to let the strawberry flavor come through.

Anonymous said...

Just want to thank you for leading us to using the mini wheat crumbs in cookies! I had used them in muffins and they were really good then, too! I did add a mixture of brown and white sugar together. Mine also had some of the maple flavored crumbs mixed in so I did use vanilla flavoring. My grandkids and children thoroughly enjoyed them! May God bless you in a special way today! I am not sure how to do the id below, so I will mark this anonymus

Molly Loves Paris said...

Dear anonymous, thank you so much for the blessing. It came true. Hard to explain, but it was quite a blessing.

Joe said...

Molly, thank you for this recipe. I will have to give this a try in the near future!

Jenn said...

PERFECT! I was hoping to find something to do with the crumbs...it seems like such a waste! :) THANKS.

Kennedy said...

Thank you for the recipe Molly. I was so happy to find something to do with the mini wheat crumbs. I have made them twice already. My room mates and friends love the cookies. I'm really interested in cooking and baking and I like your blog. I have been wanting to try making bagels. Have you ever made bagels?

jillbert said...

I made these cookies with white whole wheat flour about about 1 1/4 c crumbs and 1 c chocolate chips. The batter was very stiff but workable. When I tasted the unbaked dough I thought they might be too sweet but the finished cookies were perfect. Thanks for a great recipe!

- Jill V

PS you didn't mention greasing the cookie sheets, which I did for some and used Silpat for the other ones. Both worked to release the cookies just fine.

Molly Loves Paris said...

I never grease the cooky sheet. It's harmful to the pan. Parchment paper if needed works well.

Anonymous said...

Hi Molly,

How much is a stick of butter where you live? I googled it, and some people say it's 1/4 c.; others say 1/2 c.

Thanks!

Molly Loves Paris said...

A stick of butter is 4 oz, or 1/2 cup, or 113 grams.

Brandi K said...

Thank you so much for this recipe. My husband loves frosted mini-wheats, so I was throwing away tons and tons of the crumbs and I couldn't stand it anymore. So glad I found your recipe. I can't wait to try it. Thank you so much!

Taryn said...

Thank you, Molly! I have been unhappy about pitching all that "leftover" cereal for some time now and finally thought to seek out some recipes. Yours is the first I have tried and so far so good -- the dough is delicious! Thanks so much for posting.

Kristen Alsup said...

Sounds yummy! Would you change anything if using the chocolate frosted mini wheats?

Molly Loves Paris said...

I never heard of chocolate frosted mini-wheats, but if I were using them I might change the two sugars for simply one cup of sugar and eliminate the spices. I might also add 1/2 tsp vanilla along with the almond.

Aimee said...

Thanks! Mini Wheats are a real staple at my house. Throwing out the crumbs has been bothering me too. Now I don't have to.