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Tiny Cookie Cereal is the Internet’s Newest Craze

There’s a new breakfast fad and it consists of tiny cookies. Thanks to Justin Schuble who has more than 581k followers on Instagram the “Newest” craze has gone viral. He’s put up instructions for making your very own version of this delicious and probably not nutritious breakfast in a post online. Get out your apron and baking supplies, this one’s going to be fun!

How to:

  1. Make cookie dough and cut into evenly sized pieces.
  2. Bake at 350F for about 7 minutes.
  3. Add to cereal bowl and cover with milk.
  4. Enjoy

What is the nutritional value of a cookie?

Well the answer to that? Not much! Besides a regular cookie having about 160 calories per you also get 7 grams of fat, 135 milligrams of sodium, 25 grams of carbs, 1.2 grams of fiber, 14 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein. So if you want to take that and say you get 6 tiny cookies from one big cookie and you need 32 tiny cookies for a bowl of cereal. You’re looking at about 640+ calories for breakfast. Which wouldn’t be too bad if you didn’t have a bunch of sugar.

It’s your life though so live how will.

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The origin of Cookie Cereal

In 1977 General Mills created the first cookie cereal. Sure it wasn’t real cookies but it was made to taste like a chocolate chip cookie. Over the years they have come out with different iterations of the cereal aptly named “Cookie Crisp”. They’ve had Double Chocolate Cookie Crisp, Cookie Crisp Sprinkles, and Cookie Crisp Brownie. So you see the idea of a cookie cereal is nothing new.

Now I will say this to Justin Schuble’s creation. It probably tastes a heck of a lot better than Cookie Crisp. Only because well, real cookies taste much better then imitation cookies. I remember when I was young, I really tried to like Cookie Crisp. It was the commercial with the dog that got me asking for them. You know the one, here…

Now I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t severely disappointed at the first bite of these. Fully expecting them to taste like a real home baked cookie was probably my first mistake, but hey I was only 6.

I will be trying Schuble’s version of this breakfast treat, but probably at a time when my kid can’t see what I’m doing. 1) I don’t want to share and 2) I still don’t fully believe this is a healthy breakfast. But since it’s trending what can you do. Now if you will excuse me… I have cookies to bake!

*Cover image is photoshopped images from DCFoodporn‘s cookie cereal post. Follow them for more exciting food stuffs and culinary inspiration!