How to Make the Oatmeal Cookies You’ll See Everywhere on TikTok

In today's episode of Weird and Delicious Things People Are Making During Quarantine, I introduce to you: Cookie Oatmeal. This dish is essentially a bunch of miniature chocolate chip cookies floating in a bowl of milk. So if buying Cookie Crisp seems too easy for you, step up and learn how to make Cookie Crisp from scratch at your own home.

Cookie cereal quickly went viral after TikTok and Instagram users started losing their minds over the mini pancake cereal trend, which is basically just a bowl of tiny pancakes without the milk, but hey, anything goes quarantine, right? But when Justin Schuble, owner of the @dcporn Instagram account, set out to recreate the dish with something he could pair with milk, he decided to use mini cookies.

Shuble made the oatmeal cookies twice on his Instagram account. The first attempt at making cookie cereal was...an attempt that garnered 300,000 views on TikTok. After the recipe went viral, Shuble decided to tweak it, and now, thanks to him, you don't have to go through the trial-and-error process. You just use his recipe and get perfect cookie cereal every time.

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Schuble recommends using Nestle Toll House Chocolate Cookie Dough as the base for the cookie cereal. This eliminates all the extra work of making your own dough and also results in a grain cookie that's dense enough. He recommends cutting the dough into even pieces, something he learned the second time he tried the recipe.

In his first attempt at cookie cereal, Schuble rolled the dough into balls, but mentioned in his second Instagram post that it's best to round the edges of the dough pieces. He even adds an extra chocolate chip on top of each piece for added beauty. He then puts them in a 350-degree oven for about seven minutes. Since the cookies are softer on one side, Shuble recommends leaving them on the counter for a few minutes to harden.

Once your mini chocolate chip cookies are all done, there's not much to do except toss them in a bowl of milk and enjoy them like any other cereal. Shuble recommends pouring in only a little milk at a time to avoid soggy cookies. But hey, if you like it, dump it!

If you don’t fancy eating cookies for breakfast, top them with some ice cream and serve them as dessert. Whether you want to change up the type of cookie dough you're using or want something to pair with your Cook's cereal, you're in for a treat. After all, it 's cookie cereal.