Shredded Wheat Butterscotch Cookies

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



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a food processor, pulse 2 cups of the cereal until it's a fine powder. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Now pulse the other 2 cups of cereal until coarse with large chunks. This will give the cookies a lovely crispness. Add to bowl.
  3. Whisk in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In another bowl, mix together butter, applesauce, sugar, and brown sugar.
  5. Whisk in eggs and vanilla.
  6. Pour dry ingredients into wet mixture. Stir well.
  7. Fold in the butterscotch chips.
  8. Line some baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop mounds of dough onto sheets.
  9. Flatten mounds into discs, then pop in the oven until golden, about 15 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool completely before enjoying. These cereal cookies go great with milk, of course! ;)

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October 17, 20190 found this helpful

To the site owners: Why can't you have special button that takes us to just the recipe and without all the pictures and adds all over it . I wind up walking away from my computer because it is such a waste of paper. Most other recipe sites have that option.
Thanks for all the great recipes. Elizabeth M. Mosley, Austin, TX !!

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October 22, 20190 found this helpful

If you go to the Print option (under the title), you can select those options and see just the recipe.

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