Soft-Baked Froot Loops Sugar Cookies

Though everyone has their own cookie preferences (Thin and crispy! Chewy through and through!), a soft-baked cookie is always hard to pass up. With a barely-done texture and super-soft center, these treats will have you returning for seconds before you’ve finished your first. Their puffy centers beg for a mix-in, and what better choice than colorful Froot Loops cereal? These cookies make for a great alternative to classic chocolate chip, and would be a fun treat for kids birthday parties or school parties. For an eye-catching finishing touch, roll each ball of dough in crushed up Froot Loops before baking, giving them a colorful, almost sparkly exterior. Serve with a glass of cold milk, of course.

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Though everyone has their own cookie preferences (Thin and crispy! Chewy through and through!), a soft-baked cookie is always hard to pass up. With a barely-done texture and super-soft center, these treats will have you returning for seconds before you’ve finished your first. Their puffy centers beg for a mix-in, and what better choice than colorful Froot Loops cereal? These cookies make for a great alternative to classic chocolate chip, and would be a fun treat for kids birthday parties or school parties. For an eye-catching finishing touch, roll each ball of dough in crushed up Froot Loops before baking, giving them a colorful, almost sparkly exterior. Serve with a glass of cold milk, of course.

Ingredients

  1. Check 4 ounces (½ cup) unsalted butter, softened
  2. Check ¾ cup granulated sugar
  3. Check 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. Check 1 large egg
  5. Check cups all-purpose flour
  6. Check ½ teaspoon baking soda
  7. Check ½ teaspoon salt
  8. Check teaspoons cornstarch
  9. Check cup Froot Loops, divided

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes, until fluffy. Add the flour, baking soda, salt, and cornstarch; beat until just combined.
  2. Pulse the Froot Loops in a food processor until crumbled. Remove 1 cup of crumbles, then continue pulsing the remaining pieces until very finely ground and powdery. Fold the crumbled pieces into the dough and stir to combine. Pour the Froot Loops powder into a small bowl.
  3. Form the dough into 15 balls, then roll each ball in the Froot Loops powder. Place on two parchment-lined baking sheets and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F.  Bake cookies for 11 minutes, until they are puffy and just barely golden. Let cool for 30 minutes, then serve.