Ever since Kellogg’s came out with those yummy Cinnamon Frosted Flakes a year or so ago, I have been trying to think of a perfect recipe to use them with. Last week, it struck me that they would be perfect crushed up inside my traditional oatmeal cookies. A star was born. I introduce you to…Cinnamon Flake Oatmeal Cookies!
These cookies add a touch of crunch and an extra punch of cinnamon to basic oatmeal cookies. For those that don’t care to include raisins, coconut, nuts, etc. in your oatmeal cookies, the Cinnamon Frosted Flakes add a bit of extra.
We actually made these cookies along with two other batches all in one afternoon. You might also want to check out our white chocolate and almond oatmeal cookies and our soft-baked chocolate chip pumpkin cookies.
As usual, our cookies took much longer to make than they would had I been making them myself. See the video below for what I mean.
It’s important when cooking with kids to always allow a repeat step so kids can feel successful with their second (or sometimes third) attempts. I could have easily taken over the pouring after Little One spilled the oats, but that wouldn’t have left her feeling encouraged to bake. As someone who doesn’t care for messes, this is something I’ve really had to work through since starting my cooking with kids journey a couple of years ago.
On this day, since I was making three batches, I left LO help with this batch of cinnamon flake oatmeal cookies while Scooter Britches watched TV (yes, we are a screen-time family…no judgies!). And when LO went to the store with Daddy, I let SB help with one of the other batches we made. It’s definitely easier to work one-on-one with kids than with two. But we also have plenty of times where we cook all together.
Hope you enjoy these cinnamon flake oatmeal cookies!
- 3 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 2 cups Cinnamon Frosted Flakes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars.
- Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
- In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
- Slowly add flour mixture to mixing bowl.
- Mix until well combined.
- Add the oatmeal and the Frosted Flakes.
- Mix until just combined.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms seem to be starting to brown.
- Allow to cool for just a few minutes before moving to wire racks.