Special K cookies recipe (1961)

Special K cookies recipe (1961)

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Retro recipe for Special K cookies, from the ’60s

Here’s how to put extra protein into your cookie jar — A feast for snack sneakers… and a snap for you.

For many years now, Kellogg’s Special K and milk have been teaming up in America’s cereal bowls to put a complete protein breakfast on the table in a hurry. You can also enjoy the crispness, flavor and nourishment of Special K in these classic cookies. Bake ’em soon.

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Vintage Special K cookies recipe (1961)

Special K cookies recipe (1961)

Special K cookies

Yield: 40 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This delicious retro cookie recipe comes from the 1960s!


  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup soft butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups Kellogg’s Special K cereal


  1. Measure, then sift together flour, baking soda and salt.
  2. Blend butter, sugar, vanilla, beating until fluffy.
  3. Add egg, beat well.
  4. Stir in sifted dry ingredients, then 1 cup of the Special K cereal.
  5. Drop teaspoonfuls of dough into remaining Special K, rolling to coat.
  6. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake in oven at 375 (F) about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

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2 Responses

  1. These used to be our favorite cookies as kids! Can’t wait to try them again!! They are definitely 5 stars!!

  2. OMG I loved these as a kid and I was sure my Aunt Emma’s version had baking soda rather than baking powder. I searched and searched and no I finally have the right one.

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