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I made this recipe up for two reasons: I love shredded wheat cereal so much, and I really wanted cookies the other day. I didn't have enough flour or butter. These use up finely and coarsely pulsed shredded wheat cereal with an addition of applesauce. The cereal makes them have a wonderful consistency; crisp on the outside, and chewy on the inside. I've realized that getting desperate to make things can result in making wonderful things you've never had before. These cookies are a big win!
Of course, if you have enough flour and butter, you can adjust this recipe to add more. I just did not have enough of either and these turned out great!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 20 cookies
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I have finally found a use for the "stuff" at the bottom of shredded wheat boxes. It is a great topping for quick breads, like banana, zucchini, etc. It adds a bit of sweetness and a CRUNCH. Just sprinkle on the batter before baking. It also good sprinkled on oatmeal.
By Cyndi Dann from Frankford Twp. NJ
I just include the crumbs in the final bowl of cereal.
This old fashioned breakfast dish is a yummy alternative to eggs and toast. This page contains recipes for shredded wheat and eggs.
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Does anyone know of a recipe that calls for the "leftovers" from a box of shredded wheat cereal? I hate throwing those crumbs away!
If they are not the sweetened cereal crumbs, then use them in your meat loaf. If they are from the sweetened cereal, use them in your oatmeal. (01/07/2009)
By Ms April
I always add them to my breadmaker recipes, if its just a few tablespoons add it, if its a large amount measure is as part of the flour. My bread is different every time! (01/13/2009)
I add them to my Chocolate Chip or Oatmeal cookie batter. Each time they are a little different. (01/14/2009)
Hi, Sprinkle them on top your yogurt for extra fiber in your diet. Loretta (01/14/2009)
By Loretta B.
I like to use the Shredded Wheat crumbs as if it was regular bread crumbs. Any recipe that calls for bread crumbs use the Shredded Wheat.Add the needed spices and go for it. Chicken, pork and even fish like Flounder or Talapia are good. The Shredded Wheat adds a little crunch (01/14/2009)
I just put them into the last bowl of cereal and eat them, end of problem. (01/15/2009)
Mix with butter or oil and cinnamon and use as a topping when you bake sweet items. (01/16/2009)