Tiny cookie cereal fills breakfast bowls worldwide
First pancakes, now this
Last week, we saw pancake cereal. This week, things have progressed: people are now making cookie cereal. As you can guess, it's essentially lots of tiny cookies tossed together into a bowl and covered with milk.
This was pioneered by Sydney Melhoff on TikTok, who also had a hand in the pancake cereal trend. In many ways, this option seems like an improvement.
First of all, cookies are way tastier than pancakes. Secondly, Cookie Crisp cereal is a thing and everyone must agree that it's up there as one of the best. Finally, this one might be a little easier to make. Apparently, flipping over 30 tiny pancakes without mishap is an arduous, long-winded and difficult task – with cookies you can just slide them straight off the baking sheet and into the bowl.
Sydney uses a readymade cookie dough, making this recipe beautifully simple:
1. Cut your cookie dough into even pieces. You want to make sure they bake evenly or else some will burn and others will be undercooked. Instead of rolling them into balls, just round the edges. And add an extra chocolate chip on top for a prettier final product.
2. Bake at 350F for about 7 minutes (cookies will still be a little soft). Let them sit on the counter and harden for a few minutes.
3. Add a few spoonfuls of your mini cookies to a bowl and enjoy with milk. To avoid getting all the cookies soggy at once, only add a few bites to your bowl at a time.
As well as being a fantastic treaty breakfast, these would make an amazing and fairly novel dessert. You could sprinkle them on top of a scoop of ice cream, or something.
Now we've seen cookies and pancakes, it's tempting to wonder what might be used as cereal next. I'd like to see a rocky road cereal, or maybe flapjack cereal. Any more suggestions, anyone?