I have a lot of ideas. Sometimes they turn out okay, sometimes they turn out terrible, and sometimes I want to bring cookies to absolutely everyone I know so that they can enjoy the deliciousness. Sometimes I even surprise myself with how delicious something can be, while still being moderately healthy. I mean, these aren’t a great source of nutrients. They are dessert. However, with only 1/4 cup of light butter and 1/2 cup of sugar in the entire batch + being whole grain, I’d say they’re not too shabby on the health scale.
My very favorite thing about the way these came out is the texture. Slightly crunchy on the outside, while gooey and doughy on the inside with the crunch of graham cracker throughout and an extra crunch of cinnamon cereal on top. Happy birth week to me!!!! Yes, I like to celebrate my birth for
months weeks at a time. What can I say? I love my life, and I feel like it’s something to celebrate. To celebrate you wonderful people who are in my life, the goal is to do lots of baking this week. My way of saying you all make my life feel worth celebrating!
Cinnamon Toast Graham Cracker Cookies
yield about 2 dozen cookies
inspired by this recipe
- 1/4 cup light whipped butter, softened
- 1/4 cup fat free cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup honey apple butter (I was out of apple sauce and I ended up LOVING this substitution!)
- 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 1/3 cup Splenda
- 1/4 cup egg substitute
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup cinnamon whole wheat graham cracker crumbs
- 1-2 tsp cinnamon
- dash salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- approx 48 pieces organic whole grain copy cat of Cinnamon Toast Crunch (my fav is Cascade Farm Cinnamon Crunch)
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Beat butter, cream cheese and apple butter together in a large bowl.
- Add brown sugar and Splenda, and beat until fluffy.
- Beat in vanilla, egg substitute, cinnamon, and baking soda.
- Add flour and graham cracker crumbs and beat until just combined.
- Use a cookie scoop (or your hands) to drop dough onto a large baking sheet in about tablespoon amounts. This dough is not super sticky, so you could also just spray a wide tablespoon and use that.
- Flatten slightly and press 2 pieces of cinnamon cereal on top of each cookie.
- Bake 8-10 minutes until just set, then remove and let stand 5-10 minutes to finish baking themselves.
- Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.