Being a mother, I know that the mornings come super early around here. It's always the chanting for breakfast that finally pry my sleepy body out of the warm covers. I cannot tell you how nice it was to tell the kids to go eat a cookie this morning and get an extra few minutes catching some Z's.
1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour (white or whole wheat)
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
2 c. "Special K" or other flaky breakfast cereal. (I used raisin bran)
1 c. oatmeal
Raisins, dates, nuts, etc. optional (I used golden raisins)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In larger mixer bowl, beat shortening, sugars, and eggs and vanilla until light and creamy. Gradually blend in flour mixture. Stir in oatmeal and breakfast cereal, and raisins or dates etc. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes before removing from cookie sheets. A great breakfast or snack.