Cherry Date Crunchies

Cherry Date Crunch -

Day 17 : 25 Days of Christmas, Cookie Style

Last week, I was browsing through other fellow bloggers pages to get some new cookie inspirations.  I ended up coming across this one from GeekyCooker.  I think because it was unique and that I had all the ingredients that I love, especially cherries.  This cookie is soft and chewy, yet the Wheaties cereal gives it a nice crunch on the outside.  I absolutely loved them!  Definitely going in my recipe box.  My husband devoured these too. 

Cherry Date Crunchies
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 28 cookies
  • 1¾ cups Wheaties cereal, crushed
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1½ teaspoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped dates
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • candied cherries
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Beat in egg. Stir in milk and vanilla. Add salt, baking soda, and baking powder and blend. Slowly add in flour and mix just until incorporated.
  4. Stir in dates and pecans.
  5. Using a small cookie scoop, drop dough by teaspoonfuls into crushed cereal.
  6. Roll balls until completely coated.
  7. Place cookies about 2″ apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  8. Top each cookie with half of a candied cherry. Bake 10-12 minutes.
  9. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  10. Remove cookies and place on wire rack; let cool completely.

Makes 28 cookies.

Tip #1Dough will be VERY sticky.  It helps tremendously by using a cookie scoop and dropping the dough balls directly into the crushed Wheaties.


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