Frosted Flakes Cookies
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Frosted Flakes is my absolute favorite cereal so it was only a matter of time before I turned them into a recipe on this blog.
I may never make another cookie recipe ever again, these are that good.
Before we talk about these cookies, I want to talk about something important: Hunger in America. Did you know that 1 in 5 children in America live in households without adequate food? That is a huge number, one I didn’t realize.
I’ve always been fortunate to have food on my table. I’ve never had to go hungry, not one day in my life. Thank goodness it’s been the same for my daughter. We live in the middle class suburbs with a bunch of other middle class families – we don’t see hunger. We don’t see homelessness, we don’t see starving children, except on TV. Reading a statistic like that really makes me realize how stuck in the sand my head is.
Just because you don’t see something on a daily basis doesn’t mean it’s not there.
Hunger is a real thing in America. When I was growing up we were encouraged to clear our plates because the “starving children in Africa” didn’t have any food. But it’s so much closer than that – it’s here at home. 1 in 5 – that’s 20% of kids. It’s unreal, and it’s unacceptable. That’s why I’m happy to be partnering with Albertson’s Safeway for this post today to talk about hunger and the way they are giving back to our communities through the “Hunger Is” campaign.
During the month of September Albertson’s Safeway is having a national “Hunger Is” campaign to help aid the relief of childhood hunger in America. They are trying to raise awareness, donations, and volunteer hours to improve health outcomes for children and their families.
If you’re as shocked (and saddened) by these statistics as I am, you may want to do something to help. You can help this cause no matter how much time or money you have, simply by shopping at your local Safeway or Albertson’s stores (or any of their partners). There are two main ways to help the Hunger Is campaign: one, by donating at your local store (some have donation options at checkout) and two, by buying products by participating brands. Even if you don’t have any extra money to donate, just buying participating products will provide a meal to a child in need.
Brand partnerships include
- Con Agra – Marie Calender’s, Healthy Choice, Bertolli’s and PF Changs brands
- Unilever (which includes Bryer’s and Ben & Jerry’s ice creams)
There are other ways you can donate too. I made a donation at the register and bought products I already buy (like Frosted Flakes and frozen Marie Callender’s dinners) but I’m going another step past that. Jordan has been begging to hold a bake sale for months and now that I’ve found the perfect cause, we’re going to do just that. Our neighborhood hosts a huge garage sale on September 26, so Jordan and I are going to bake lots of goodies to sell and donate the proceeds to Hunger Is.
Two of the things that will be sold at the bake sale? Rice Krispie Treats and these Frosted Flakes Cookies! Kellogg’s is a partnering brand with the Hunger Is campaign, so double the money will get donated to the cause. NO kid should go hungry in America (or anywhere, for that matter). Hosting a bake sale might not be much, but at least it’s something.
These cookies are so, so good you guys. I think the base cookie dough recipe is my favorite one ever.
A few months ago I was digging through my mom’s recipe box and came across a recipe for the World’s Best Cookies. Hmmm, I thought. World’s Best? I tried them and they quickly became one of my favorite recipes. Those cookies have cornflakes in them, but no chocolate, so when I was brainstorming things I could do with Frosted Flakes besides eat the entire box (Frosted Flakes mouth is a thing, raise your hand if you know what I’m talking about) and those cookies popped into my head.
So, pretty much these cookies are the World’s Best Cookies made with chocolate and Frosted Flakes. Can the best get any better? Yes, yes it can.
One of the things that was shocking about this recipe when I first made it is that it has both butter and vegetable oil in it. At first that kind of weirded me out but then I remembered how much I love using vegetable oil in recipes. It’s what gives muffins and cake their moist texture, even more than butter. So when you put the two together in a recipe? You get all the amazing crunchy outside cookie texture you expect from a cookie made with butter, but you also get the tender inside you expect from a recipe made from oil.
It’s really a match made in heaven.
Then you add Frosted Flakes and chocolate chips to the cookie dough. No need to crush up the flakes if you’re using a stand mixer – the mixer will do it for you. The flakes add texture and crunch to the cookie and the chocolate, well. I love me a chocolate chip cookie!
These last for days on the counter without getting stale, most likely from the oil, but I loved them straight from the oven when the chocolate was all gooey.
The other way I liked to eat them? As an ice cream sandwich. Who loves Frosted Flakes on their ice cream? THIS GIRL.
Either way you make these cookies, they’ll be great for a bake sale. Just buying the ingredients donates to the hunger campaign. How will you donate?
Frosted Flakes Cookies
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter — softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar — packed
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups Frosted Flakes cereal
- Note: this dough requires chilling.
- Cream butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. You can also use a hand mixer. Add oil and stir until smooth. Add egg and vanilla, mix until smooth, then stir in the salt and baking soda.
- Mix in oats and flour until just mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and Frosted Flakes cereal. There is no need to crush the cereal; a stand mixer will do that for you. If you’re using a hand mixer, you may want to crush the cereal into large pieces before adding it to the cookie dough.
- Scoop 2 tablespoon balls of cookie dough onto a cookie sheet covered in wax or parchment paper. No need to spread the balls out, you’re just going to chill them. Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least one hour. (If you chill longer than 4 hours you may need to let them warm up a few minutes on the counter before baking.)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpat baking mats. Place cookies 2” apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the bottoms just start to turn golden brown. Cool at least 5 minutes on cookie sheet before removing to rack to cool completely.
- Serve as is or make ice cream sandwiches with vanilla ice cream and crushed Frosted Flakes!
- Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
Sweets from friends:
Frosted Flakes White Chocolate Chip Cookies by Picky Palate
Frosted Flake Marshmallow Chocolate Chip Cookies by Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
Frosted Flake Funfetti Cookies by Food Fanatic
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Safeway . The opinions and text are all mine.