Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies are a soft, chewy way to enjoy the cinnamon sugar flavor of the favorite cereal!

We are cereal people in my house.

Cereal for breakfast..of course…

Cereal for after school snacks.


And yes, the occasional cereal for dinner.  THINGSGETBUSY!


So now…I’ve decided cereal for dessert needed to happen.  In cookie form.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch is one of our favorites and to me, is the perfect pairing for a cookie.


Perfect pairing.  Heh.  I think I’m fancy.

Anyhow, these cookies are perfectly sweet and perfectly chewy…with the perfect amount of cinnamon.  With 2 cups of CTC crumbs baked right in it’s like handheld cereal.  I’m basically a genius.  Sorry, that’s annoying.


And of course I drizzled them with a little white chocolate to make them look purty…but you could totally bake white chocolate chips right inside too!

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Just start with 4 cups of your cereal…

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies | www.cookiesandcups.comWhen you crush it up, those 4 cups become about 2 cups.

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Mix those crumbs right into the batter.Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies |

Scoop the dough onto a baking sheet.  I used my large cookie scoop.Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies | www.cookiesandcups.comBake them for 8-9 minutes-ish.

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And look how pretty they are…Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies | www.cookiesandcups.comBut again, I think a little white chocolate never hurt anyone.

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Here are some more cereal inspired treats you will love!

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Krispie Treat Milkshake

Capn’ Crunch Clusters


5.0 from 2 reviews
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies
makes 20 large cookies
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
  • *optional ~ ½ cup white chocolate chips to melt for drizzle
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment, set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add in baking powder, salt and cinnamon, continuing to beat until combined, scraping sides of the bowl as necessary.
  5. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  6. Turn mixer to low and mix in flour until just combined.
  7. Finally add in crushed cereal, mixing until evenly incorporated.
  8. Scoop large mounds of dough onto baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-9 minutes until edges begin to golden.
  9. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. If desired melt white chocolate in microwave in a zip-top bag and drizzle over cookies.
4 cups of cereal will yield 2 cups of crushed cereal


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28 Comments on "Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies"


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Becca @ Crumbs
November 21, 2013 8:53 am

Mm mm mmm, love cereal and love cinnamon, think these would be perfect for me!

November 21, 2013 9:37 am

You are my favorite person in the history of ever and I love you and your cereal cookies with all of my heart the end.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
November 21, 2013 9:41 am

Umm…first all, I second Karly’s comment! And secondly, these cookies are SO COOL! Such a fab baked cereal treat!

Cookbook Queen
November 21, 2013 9:52 am

I keep a box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch around so at night when I’m reading, I can pour a big bowl with no milk and eat it like popcorn. But then my husband goes and copies and pours himself a bowl and I don’t know why, it just annoys me. IT’S MY THING.

Anyways. These cookies. I will make them and hide them and my husband will never find them.

November 21, 2013 10:13 am

My hubby’s favorite cereal. I may have to hide the box and make a batch of these for Christmas.

Annie @ Annie
November 21, 2013 10:35 am

These sound like snickerdoodles times one million! I’ve been looking for a recipe with Cinnamon Toast Crunch since I tried to make brownies with it and everything went terrible wrong.

Erin | The Law Student
November 21, 2013 11:46 am

Cereal was my all-time favorite after school snack as a kid, and if mom bought Cinnamon Toast Crunch, it was a full-house battle to consume as many bowls as possible before the box went empty. Love the idea of baking it into cookies–I have no doubt we’d still try to race each other for the last one!

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting
November 21, 2013 12:56 pm

Oh my gosh I love this idea!!!

Emily ~SoDomesticated~
November 21, 2013 1:07 pm

Oooo, yum… we love Cinnamon Toast Crunch over here! These look fabulous!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
November 21, 2013 1:44 pm

Cinnamon Toast Crunch is one of my favorites! I’ve never met a (sugary-ish) kiddie cereal I didn’t love. HIde the Capn Crunch and Trix 🙂 I love that you baked C.T.C. into cookies. How fun! And a little white choc never hurt anyone. You’re so right!

Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet
November 21, 2013 1:46 pm

My kids eat cereal just about every day. their preferred kind is Cinnamon Toast Crunch!! They are going to love these!

joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas
November 21, 2013 2:05 pm

WHOA. Cinnamon toast crunch was always my favorite cereal…and you just made it a COOKIE. You’re my hero.

Coco in the Kitchen
November 21, 2013 7:54 pm

Cin-Toast Crunch is one of my absolute favourite cereals.
I can’t believe you baked it into cookies.
You are a genius.
I have got to try these this w/end! Thanks, Shelly.

November 21, 2013 9:41 pm

My daughter says she is eating these for breakfast

November 21, 2013 10:59 pm

Cinnamon Toast is my all time favorite snack. I love it!! But cinnamon toast cookies!! You are genius and I love this idea. Kind of perfect for holiday cookie baking too!

November 22, 2013 6:42 am

What wonderful cookies – I happen to have a cabinet full of cinnamon toast crunch! now I know what to do with it!
Mary x

Graham @ Glazed & Confused
November 22, 2013 11:09 am

These look divine! I bought the dough tastes so good with the pieces of cereal throughout! Gotta make these this weekend!

Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent
November 22, 2013 7:20 pm

What a fun idea! Love these 🙂

November 23, 2013 6:00 am

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Laura Dembowski
November 23, 2013 8:37 am

These are simply awesome! Love cereal for breakfast but its even better in dessert!

Allie | Baking a Moment
November 23, 2013 3:35 pm

How fun! My kids would love these… basically, you ARE a genius, & I love it!

November 23, 2013 4:18 pm

Oooh these look delicious ! I am a huge fan of all things cinnamon (and of cereals as well) so I will definitely give these a go 🙂 Thank you for the recipe !

December 3, 2013 1:33 pm

I came across this recipe via Pinterest and with this cereal being my boyfriend’s favorite, I knew I HAD to make them. They were amazing! They lasted 1 whole day and he is already asking me to make them again! Thanks for the recipe!

February 11, 2014 8:05 am

I RUSHED out and bought 6 boxes of Chocolate Toast Crunch the week it came out. Alas, it has a horrible health-food texture and NO ONE will eat it. With five cereal (Especially Cinn Tst Crunch) loving, chocolate loving people that’s hard to believe. I’m going to try your cookies to hide the cereal’s texture. Thanks!

April 30, 2015 7:49 pm

Scoured the web for something to make with the remainder of a box of this stuff. These cookies turned out awesome!! They’re off to a bake sale this weekend. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this!


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May 17, 2016 10:56 pm

The cereal in it was VERY chewy