If you have ever read this blog you know that I hate to waste anything! I try to stretch each dollar as far as it will go. So you know how much I just hate to see 3/4 eaten boxes of cereal. My family doesn't want the bottom of the box b/c of all the crumbies in it. I refuse to throw it away. Its a battle of the wills that results in alot of 1/2 empty boxes in my pantry that makes me reach a new level of crazy. ( Not a far walk I assure you)
I did a little happy dance when I found the following recipe. It uses crushed fruity cereal which is perfect for those bottom crumbies. My kids love them and I am not wasting anything! They look very festive- perfect for a kids birthday party!! I make my own sugar cookie dough to save money but the refrigerated saves time. Hope you and your kiddo's enjoy!
Fruity cookie rings and twists
1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough (Or make your own)
3 cups fruit flavored cereal, crushed and divided
Remove dough ( or make your own) according to directions.
Combine dough and 1/2 cup cereal in large bowl. Divide dough into 32 balls. Refrigerate for 1 hour ( or freeze for 30 minutes)
Preheat oven to 375. Roll dough balls into 6- 8 inch long ropes. Roll ropes in remaining cereal to coat; shape into rings or fold into half and twist. (Be creative! Try making cookies in a variety of shapes in addition to rings and twists: Form the ropes of dough into pretzels, snails, hearts or alphabet letters)
Place cookies 2 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake 10 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wired racks and cool completely.
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