Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Cookies for Breakfast? You Betcha!

How do you feel about dessert for breakfast? Me? Well, I'm kind of on the fence. I mean, I love donuts, but I'd rather have them for dessert than breakfast. Cookies, however, well, I'm all for that!

I've seen tons of different recipes of breakfast cookies, and I wanted to try my own. So, for inspiration I traipsed through the oatmeal aisle at the grocery store. I noticed that maple brown sugar seemed to be a popular flavor {I'm not into flavored oatmeal, so I don't know}. It also seemed to be the easiest to transform into a cookie, although apple cinnamon would probably be easy too. I'm not an apple cinnamon kind of girl though, so I decided on the maple brown sugar.

 Treat your kids to Maple Brown Sugar {Breakfast} Cookies. Yep, cookies for breakfast via @cupcake_n_bake #recipe

These are a super soft cookies with awesome flavor. Oh, and they taste like breakfast. You're gonna love them. Better yet, your kids will love them. 

Here's what you need:

1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of oats
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tblsp butter
1 egg
1 tblsp maple syrup
3/4 cups of flour
A little less than 1/2 cup of crushed rice cereal {optional}

 Maple Brown Sugar Breakfast Cookies via @cupcake_n_bake #recipe

Preheat your oven to 350, then begin mixing. First, combine the cinnamon and flour together in a small bowl. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and brown sugar. Add the egg, maple syrup, and vanilla, and mix well. Add the flour and cinnamon mixture, and beat until well combined. Finally, fold in the oats and rice cereal.

 Maple Brown Sugar Breakfast Cookies via @cupcake_n_bake #recipe

Use a spoon to drop the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. This should make around 12 cookies, so spoon accordingly. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Before the cookies are completely cooked, drizzle maple syrup over them for added flavor. When finished, let them cool completely on a cooling rack.

 Maple Brown Sugar Breakfast Cookies via @cupcake_n_bake #recipe

I have no doubt that your kids would absolutely love these. They look like cookies, they taste like cookies, and they are fit for breakfast. I mean oatmeal, maple syrup, and brown sugar - how could you go wrong? 

 Maple Brown Sugar Breakfast Cookies via @cupcake_n_bake #recipe

So what do you think? Would you give these to your kids for an awesome play day breakfast? Let me know!

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  1. Wow. I think my kids would be in heaven! I just pinned this to my cookie board. Cookies for breakfast. I like the sound of that! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

    1. Oh, you're kids would probably think there was something wrong with you! Thanks for pinning!

  2. I think kids would definitely love these for breakfast, I know I would!!!

  3. I am generally not a breakfast eater but I will if I make your breakfast cookies!

  4. These sound yummy! Thanks for linking up at the Tried and True Party! http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2013/05/tried-and-true-recipes-11.html

  5. Cookies for breakfast? Yes please! These look great!

    Thanks for dropping this off at the In and out of the Kitchen link party! I ca't wait to see what you come up with next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBIg.com

  6. Found you through 36th Avenue Party Time. Love your blog!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.

    Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

    Hugs, Cathy

  7. I wish you were my mom. Great breakfast cookies. Thanks for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Join us at 8:00PM tonight for this weeks party.
    Debi and Charly


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