Funfetti – Fruitloop Duo cookies

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Sooo … I guess I have a thing with cookies.

But I also have a things with sprinkles … they’re sooo sprinkly and make me so happy. I need a little cheering up the temperature and weather outside is just straight up cray-cray for April. As I type this, it’s hailing!
HAIL?!? Mother nature, I want sunshine – I want to wear new sunglasses, open toe sandals ( note :get a pedi) and flowy dresses.

Mother nature, stop being a mother – heh- or I’ll throw sprinkles at you.

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And because I’ve already made these funfetti cookies, I only did the most natural thing and added cereal to the mix.

 Hola, fruitloops. I remember growing up, watching care bears – saved by the bell and hello the entire TGIF line up with a big box of fruitloops by my side – just munching away.

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Also, can we talk about all the colours happening here. Ahhhh – food, or art?!? That’s me, being totally full of myself … but it’s sooo peeerrrdy.

I’ll stop. Let’s make cookies!!

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Funfetti – Fruitloop Duo cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature

 ½ cup granulated sugar

¼ cup brown sugar

1 large egg, at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all -purpose flour

¾ cup rolled oats

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/3 cup sprinkles,

1/3 cup fruitloop cereal , broken into pieces ( not crushed)

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Directions:

In a large bowl cream the softened butter and sugars, until fluffy.  Mix in egg and vanilla.

In a medium size bowl, whisk together the flour, rolled oats, sea salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cream of tartar.

Add dry ingredients, to wet.

Once combined, divide dough into 2 equal(ish) parts.

Fold in sprinkles, into one half of the dough.

Fold in fruitloops in the other half.

Scoop out each dough into large a larger ball

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Next take 1 of each dough ball and combine, making a larger ball.

Chill dough for at least 2 hours, on your cookie sheet ( overnight is best, but 2 hours will do).

Preheat oven to 350F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Bake chilled cookie dough for 10 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie tray for at least 2 minutes, before placing on a wire rack to cool completely.

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 Happy cookie eaaattting – also, please let me know/send me pictures / tag me on Instagram if you add these to a bowl of milk and eat it like cereal. I’ll be honestly tempted to track you down and want to both be your BFF and hug you … you know, in a class – not too creepy way.

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Cinnamon toast Crunch Oatmeal raisin cookies

For those that have read my blog for a while, it’s no secret that I’m a HUGE cookie fan!!

Normally when I’m craving a sweet treat, it’s hardly ever a slice of cake, a piece of pie or a square of sorts.

Almost always … I’m craving a cookie!!

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Don’t even think about asking me which cookie is my favourite?!? I love them all & am fully against cookie-ism!!

With the cooler temperatures fast approaching, and even getting a slight sighting of flurries last weekend ( seriously … WTF mother nature?!?! Calm down!!) – I know cookies of all kinds will be creeping all over the internet very soon.

These particular cookies, are the perfect mix of warm fall flavours of cinnamon and childhood memories!! I remember endless weekend mornings, sitting by the television watching cartoons with my favourite sugar cereal in hand – whether it be Fruitloops, Trix , Fuity Pebbles or count chocula (my parents were clearly health food advocates!!)– nothing could beat Cinnamon Toast Crunch. To this day, I keep a box on hand – and it’s still probably one of my favourite movie snacks!!

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So, of course – I couldn’t leave well and good alone. I had to throw them in cookies. Actually … I made cinnamon toast crunch mature – I added them to oatmeal raisin cookies … of all the cookies in the world – is there any one more adult than an oatmeal raisin one?!?!

I.think.not.

… that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. Even though it may sound like a bunch of mammer-jammer!!

Let’s make some cookies!!

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Cinnamon toast crunch Oatmeal raisin cookies 

1½ cups flour

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 Cup crushed cinnamon toast crunch cereal

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons cornstarch

1 TBSP Cinnamon powder

1 cup softened butter

1 1/4 cup brown sugar

¼  cup granulated sugar

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 cup raisins

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Instructions

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix flour, rolled oats, cereal, baking soda, cornstarch & cinnamon. Set aside.

In a medium-sized bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugars until smooth and creamy.

Add the vanilla and eggs. Add dry ingredients to wet – mix until well combined.

Add raisins

Scoop the dough using a medium cookie scoop (or a heaping tablespoon) onto prepared cookie sheets.

Bake for 12 minutes.

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Enjoy!!

Magically Delicious Lucky Charm Cake

Are you beginning to see green and white?

Do you happen to see little leprechaun’s prancing around, singing in rhyme and rainbows randomly appearing?
… are you feeling the urge to follow those rainbows to find your pot of gold – I don’t blame you, I’d do the same.

Truth is kids, we’re getting extra close to St. Patty’s day!!
Whether you’re Irish by birth or Irish by wish – this day deserves a little celebrating. Go ahead and don your finest green outfit, indulge in a little Irish Soda bread and any excuse to drink green beer is a great day to me!!

And to begin the green with envy festivities – let’s get a little lucky with a

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Magically Delicious Lucky Charm Cake.

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I actually forgot how delicious sugar cereal is, I’m so use to having whole-grain-low-fat-non-processed-blah-blah-blah that I actually forgot how much I loved shoveling mounds of sugar cereal in my face … not that, that happened. And if it may have happened, let’s count it as quality control 😀

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Magically Delicious Lucky Charm Cake

3 Tbsp Butter

4 Cups Marshmallows

8 Cups Lucky Charm Cereal

1/2 Cup Green & White chocolate chips

Green Sanding Sugar

Cooking Spray

Star Shaped Cake Pan

Directions:

Liberally spray your star-shaped cake pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle entire pan with sanding sugar.

Next, sprinkle your green & white chips around the pan.

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In a heavy and deep pan, melt your butter. Add Marshmallows and allow to get all melted and gooey.

Remove from heat and add cereal.

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Pour into pan and allow to set for at least 15 minutes ( long enough, for you to bite in and now scorch the roof of your mouth 😀 … * awkward*)

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Turn over onto a flat surface and enjoy … they truly are magically delicious!!