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Saturday Morning Cartoon (Milk Bar) Cookies

This recipe is based on Christina Tosi's cookie recipe from her Milk bar baking class. My take on the cookie includes flavors from childhood- sugary cereal and morning cartoons on weekends. This is a strawberry dough with marshmallow mix-in and Fruity Pebbles on the outside, which gives it a crispy and crunchy exterior and a chewy, gooey center. This recipe incorporates a LOT of butter compared to dry ingredients, so the 10 minute creaming process is important to force the ingredients together and ensure they are blended! It also means that chilling the dough is important. Let's dig in!





Makes about 6 large cookies or 12 medium cookies


Cultured butter, room temperature - 1 stick

Granulated sugar - 60 grams

Strawberry Nesquik mix - 70 grams

Light brown sugar - 75 grams

1 medium egg, separated

Powdered sugar - about 20 grams

¼ tsp vanilla extract

80 grams all purpose flour

50 grams strawberry cake mix

¼ tsp baking powder

⅛ tsp baking soda

Pinch of kosher salt


Mix- ins

30 grams mini marshmallows

Approximately 1 cup Fruity Pebbles cereal in a shallow dish


Preheat oven to 350 (or, you may want to wait to do this until your dough is chilling) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cream butter and sugars together for 2-3 minutes on medium speed using a paddle attachment. Add egg yolk and vanilla, and cream another 7-8 minutes, pausing to scrape the sides of the bowl.

Add egg white and powdered sugar to a small mixing bowl and beat on high speed with a hand mixer or stand mixer until moderate peaks are formed. Fold into the dough.

Measure and mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl, and add to wet ingredients, mixing on low for 30-45 seconds until blended.

Add marshmallows and mix on low until blended, approximately 30 seconds.

Using an ice cream scoop, scoop dough and roll in Fruity Pebbles, then place on baking sheet. Wrap in cling wrap and chill for at least one hour in the refrigerator before baking for 12-15 minutes, rotating halfway through baking.


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