5 from 1 vote
Cinnamon Cereal Cream Cheese Cookies
Cinnamon Cereal Cream Cheese Cookies
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Cereal Soaking Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

These cinnamon cereal cream cheese cookies are so fun and easy to make. They're pillowy soft and fluffy with extra crunchy cereal sprinkled on top.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Cereal Cream Cheese Cookies, Cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 221 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cinnamon toast crunch cereal divided
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 stick butter softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 whole egg
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 and line two cookie sheets with silicone mats or parchment. Take a 1/2 cup of the cereal and pour the milk over it in a bowl. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, gather your other ingredients and set up a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Take the remaining 1 1/2 cups of cereal and place it in a zip top plastic bag. Crush it all into crumbs with a rolling pin, meat mallet, whatever you have on hand. Drain the milk through a strainer into a 1/4 cup measuring up. Discard the soggy cereal. Whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and a 1/4 cup of the crumbs in a bowl for the dry ingredients. Then it's time to put it all together.

  2. Combine the cream cheese, butter and brown sugar in the stand mixer bowl and beat them together thoroughly. Then pour in the cereal milk and the egg, letting them get completely mixed in. Finally, slowly pour in the dry ingredients until you have a soft, sticky dough. Use a heaping 1.5 inch cookie scoop measure to scoop perfect mounds of dough right onto the lined sheet trays, putting 12 on each sheet evenly spaced. Finally, generously sprinkle the remaining crumbs on top of each mound of dough. Bake them for 15-20 minutes until just golden around the edge. Let them cool for a few minutes before letting them completely cool on a cooling rack. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Cereal Cream Cheese Cookies
Amount Per Serving (2 cookies)
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.5g18%
Saturated Fat 6.8g43%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 223mg10%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 26.8g9%
Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugar 12.4g14%
Protein 3.6g7%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.