Homemade Cookie Crisp Recipe

Meaghan Mountford | The Decorated Cookie Updated

Homemade Cookie Crisp will remind you of your childhood. And the homemade version is so much better!

Cookie Crisp cereal is pretty much a kid’s dream. Cookies? Sanctioned for breakfast?

If only my mom ever bought them. But the jig was up on that one. We never got to bask in the glow of cookie breakfasts.

Now that I’m a grown-up, I get to decide if chocolate chip cookies are a breakfast item. And I say yes.

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Actual breakfast cookies are kind of a thing now. But I want chocolate chip cookies in my cereal bowl.

This homemade Cookie Crisp cereal is not exactly health food. BUT, there is a lot of good stuff in there and less sugar than in not-for-breakfast chocolate chip cookies.

Whereas the original store-bought cereal is fortified with vitamins and minerals, I had to come up with my own way to add those. So coconut oil, wheat germ and flaxseed meal are hiding in this bowl of cookies.

My regular supermarket carries all of those things now, so you shouldn’t need an extra trip. Plus, add some milk (or soy milk or almond milk) and you have even more vitamins and minerals.

Geez, I can talk myself into anything.

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And if you’re like my mom and say no to cookies for breakfast, then save this cereal as a treat. Because it’s so so so good.

The coconut oil adds just the right flavor to the dough, and it’s loaded with chocolate chips. Or, forget the cereal part and use the tiny size as portion control for snacking.

Oh, who am I kidding, I ate about twenty before they even got in the cereal bowl.

To make tiny cookies quickly, I use a disposable decorating bag, found in the craft store. Be sure to close the top tightly with a rubber band and cut the opening large enough to accommodate the chocolate chips, about 1-inch.

If you don’t have any decorating bags, I suggest using a freezer-safe (because it’s thicker) gallon size Ziploc bag.

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Either of these will save your sanity so you’re not scooping out hundreds of little cookies with a teaspoon. Because we’re piping cookies, it’s best to use the mini chocolate chips, too.

The regular size chocolate chips will overwhelm the decorating bag. And the cookies!

I bake these cookies until golden brown so that when they cool, they are crispy enough to stay crispy in milk. The longer they can stay in the oven, the longer they will stay crunchy in the milk.

That said, they still will get soggy a bit more quickly than store-bought cereal. If you’re a purist with your cookies and milk, you can even serve them in this divided bowl  so the cookies don’t get soggy.

But I’m all about drowning cookies. 

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Homemade Cookie Crisp Recipe

    21 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Wheat Germ
  • 1/4 cup Flax Meal
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil, NOT melted
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Mini Chocolate Chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Whisk the flour, wheat germ, flaxseed, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
  3. In a large bowl with a handheld electric mixer or in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the flat beater, mix together the coconut oil and butter.
  4. Blend in the brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually mix in the dry ingredients.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Scoop some dough into a disposable decorating bag or freezer-safe Ziploc bag and close tightly with a rubber band. Snip 1-inch from the tip and pipe dollops of dough, 3/4-inch across, on the baking tray.
  8. Bake each tray for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Let cool.
  9. Serve in bowls of milk, if desired. 

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Author: Meaghan Mountford
Recipe Yields: 215 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 60 minutes
Total Time: 80 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 10 cookies
Servings Per Recipe 21

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 101
Calories 218

% Daily Value*
19%
Total Fat 13g
40%
  Saturated Fat 8g
5%
Sodium 120mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate 24g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 13g
6%
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meaghan Mountford

About Meaghan

Meaghan makes lots of fun and amazing treats on The Decorated Cookie. We're especially excited, because she's making Copycat Desserts for Food Fanatic!