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This is my mother in law, Linda. I first met her when I was 17 years old. My first glimpse of her was mowing the lawn with one of those riding mowers. It was the day I met the best person in my life, my husband.
She made this guy, making her one of my favorite people ever! My husband and I have now been together 15 years but I still remember hanging out in her house when we were just kids. She always had a pantry jam packed of snacks and cereals. It was a teenagers dream.
Cereals have always been one of my favorite snacks. I particularly like them in place of dessert. They give you that sweet something you are craving with less calories. These days my boys eat cereal practically every day after school as a snack. They never seem to get tired of it and they have been eating Cheerios™ since they started solid foods as babies. It was one of those things I always packed a baggie of in the diaper bag as a quick go to when they got cranky.
My mother in law’s birthday is in May and I wanted to make her something special with Cheerios™. We live in Texas and she lives in Kentucky now so baking her something was out of the question. Then I remembered those cute cookies in a jar ideas that are always floating around Pinterest.
Her favorite kind of cookie is oatmeal raisin so I decided to make her a twist on that including Cheerios™ to make them breakfast cookies. I call them Birthday Breakfast Cookies. Now she can make them herself but think of us with every bite.
I hope she enjoys them and knows we miss her dearly! “Share a Box” with someone you love today.
Birthday Breakfast Cookies
- 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup + tbsp all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup Cheerios™ crushed
Ingredients Needed Not in Jar
- 1/4 cup butter softened
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
Layer jar ingredients in pint size mason jar. Make sure to include tag and baking instructions if you are gifting it.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pour all ingredients from jar into large bowl and beat in butter, egg, and vanilla. Place tablespoon sized, rounded dough balls on baking sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.