Double Chocolate Breakfast Cookies with Zing

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What is your stand on chocolate for breakfast? How about double chocolate? And what if we add some oatmeal and cheerios and turn it all into cookies?

Double Chocolate Breakfast Cookies. With zing. As in citrus zest stirred into the dough. This cookies will wake up your taste buds and make you dance!

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It’s like taking your favorite cereal and your morning cup of juice, adding some chocolate ( because… well… everything is better with chocolate ) and turning it into a cookie. Addicting!

These cookies are a favorite in our family right now. We simply can’t get enough of them. They are super easy to whip up and unexpectedly delicious. With each bite you will be totally amazed at the balance of flavors and satisfaction in taste. Crispy edges, yet chewy center.

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Double Chocolate Breakfast Cookies with Zing

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 9 minutes

Total Time: 24 minutes

Yield: about 3 dozen cookies

Chocolate, cereal, oatmeal and citrus zest - all in your new favorite cookie!

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 c unsalted butter, softened
  2. 3/4 c granulated sugar
  3. 1/2 c packed dark brown sugar
  4. 1 large egg
  5. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  6. 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  7. 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  8. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  9. 1/4 tsp salt
  10. 1 tsp freshly grated citrus zest ( I used grapefruit zest )
  11. 2 c old-fashioned oats
  12. 1 c cheerios
  13. 1/2 c semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients ( flour, cocoa powder, soda and salt ). Set aside.
  2. Place butter and both sugars in a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer and cream until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg and vanilla and zest and mix just until combined.
  4. With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Fold in cereal and chocolate chips.
  5. Cover the dough and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled ( 2 to 3 hours, preferably overnight ).
  6. When ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line your cookies sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out the dough into a tablespoon size balls and place on prepared sheet, leaving at least 2 inches of space between cookie balls. They will spread!
  7. Bake 9 to 11 minutes. Cool on a sheet for 3 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack.

Notes

Refrigerating the dough helps the flavor to blend and the citrus flavor to develop. It also produces thicker and chewier cookies. Make sure you leave plenty of space between each cookie ball as these will spread while baking.

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  • curryandcomfort

    I am all for these for breakfast!! They look like a yummy way to start the day. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Ramona!

  • http://twitter.com/bake4happykids Zoe

    I would love to have these cookies as breakfast every morning. Love the zing!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Zoe!

  • http://twitter.com/Tutti_Dolci Tutti Dolci

    Cookies for breakfast?! Yes please!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I know, right! :) Thank you, Laura!

  • A Baker’s House @ www.abakersh

    chocolate for breakfast? Glad to see one of my major food groups counts as breakfast in other households too!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      :) Agreed! Thanks, Holly!

  • domesticfits

    Anything that gives me chocolate cookies for breakfast is a winner.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Jackie!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hayleyparker08 Hayley Parker

    Eek, I love chocolate with a zing, be it with cinnamon (mmmmm) or citrus, which totally wakes me and my taste buds up! These breakfast cookies look awesome. Cookies for breakfast rules!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Hayley! I have to say, adding the zest was a great idea. :)

  • Mary Lynn

    These cookies will great for our “grab and run” breakfast. We all have “THOSE” mornings. Love the addition of the zest.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yes, we do! :) Thank you, Mary Lynn!!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    Chocolate and cookies for breakfast? Yes please!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      :) Thanks, Amanda!

  • http://twitter.com/SallysBakeBlog Sally

    chocolate cookies for breakfast… ok i love you more than ever. :) and cheerios hiding inside! And oats! and citrus. These are like a dream come true Anna. I wouldn’t ever mind jumping out of bed for a huge plate of these. Because who can stop at one?

  • Roxana GreenGirl

    Chocolate + cookie = breakfast <—– I'm up at 6 if I have to ;)

  • http://www.averiecooks.com/ Averie Cooks

    I love the ‘with zing” part of the title :) And the chocolate, hearty oats, cereal – right up my alley!

  • http://www.facebook.com/aimee.shugarman Aimee Pollak Shugarman

    Oh yes, one of these with my breakfast JUICE would be awesome!!! These look great Anna!

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  • Kate | Food Babbles

    I don’t make cookies enough. I’ve realized this recently. I think I need to make THESE cookies! They sound so good and any time I can incorporate chocolate into breakfast and not feel too guilty is a good day. Lovely!!

  • http://www.texanerin.com/ Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    I was wondering what made these breakfast cookies and then I saw it… Cheerios. Hahaha. I love it, Anna! These are amazing. :)