Chocolate Chip Trix Softie

For your next birthday party, make these fluffy Chocoalte Chip Trix Softies! The Trix cereal pieces act as fun and festive multi-colored sprinkles. Plus, the irresistible texture and flavor will make you forget all about the birthday cake. Add a dusting of granulated sugar to the tops of these cookies for an additional sweet bite.

Chocolate Chip Trix Softie
Yield: About 2 dozen

3 cups AP flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for topping
1/2 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup Mini Trix Cereal, plus 3 tablespoons for topping

1) Preheat an oven to 350 degrees, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2) In a large bowl, whisk together the AP flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

3) In another large bowl, beat the butter and 1 cup sugar together until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the sour cream, eggs and vanilla, and mix until fully incorporated, about 2 minutes. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just incorporated. Add the semisweet chocolate chips and 1/2 cup Trix cereal pieces and mix until they are spread evenly throughout the dough. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

4) Once the dough has chilled, use a 1 inch ice cream scoop to scoop out the dough onto the baking sheet, spaced 2 inches apart (the dough balls will be about 1 tablespoon large). Gently press the dough balls with the palm of your hand to slightly flatten. Top each cookie with a few pieces of Mini Trix cereal, and press the cereal into the dough. Sprinkle a pinch of sugar on top of each ball. Bake the cookies until the tops are no longer glossy and just the bottoms have browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. It’s better to undercook these cookies, so they remain “softie” cookies. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.

* Cook’s Note: I used the Mini Trix cereal pieces in this recipe. If you cannot find this type of cereal, the regular Trix cereal is perfectly fine also.