Today's cookie starts a 5 cookie series based on breakfast cereal. I was inspired by Kellogg's variety pack. I knew immediately I wanted to make cookies inspired by and, in some cases, using America's favorite breakfast cereals. I start with Froot Loops.
Definitely in my top five cereals, I love the sweet, fruity taste of Froot Loops. Imagine my excitement when one of my favorite food blogs, gas●tron●o●my blog featured these Froot Loop cupcakes from The Breakfast Cereal Gourmet by David Hoffman. I made them that night. They were fantastic. The flavor was spot on. I used that flavor profile and transferred it to a thin, crispy sugar cookie and added a lemon glaze.
The result was a cookie with almost the same texture as a Froot Loop. My husband is a sucker for any sugary cereal and any thin, crispy cookie. He was in love. He did think the glaze gave the cookies a little too much sweetness. Perhaps with the next batch I'll leave out the glaze and place the Froot Loops right on the cookies before baking, just like the cupcakes.
1 tsp taking soda