Cheerio Crunch Cookies
These Cheerio Crunch Cookies have a deep caramelized honey flavor and just the right amount of chewy goodness!
To start off 2021, we decided to take the first month to learn from one of the greatest bakers. Christina Tosi, of Milk Bar, led us through understanding flavor stories and prototyping recipes. As a result, we came up with the idea of these Cheerio Crunch Cookies. Honey Nut Cheerios was a breakfast staple throughout my childhood, so I wanted to encompass the fondness of this cereal in a new way. For me, this cookie is a “grown-up” way of looking at Cheerios and just quite a tasty treat.
These cookies went through multiple stages of prototyping, so we could get the flavor of Cheerios just right in a soft, chewy and delicious cookie.
In the end, what really made these cookies hit the mark was switching the room temperature butter to browned butter. The result was a caramelized honey flavor rounded with a subtle afterthought of coffee.
Are there any breakfast traditions that resonate with you? We would love to hear your stories and what you thought of these cookies!