Cream of Wheat Cookies

Cream of Wheat is a favorite breakfast of mine, especially on cold mornings. I have fond memories of it from childhood. One of my favorite uncles (they’re all my favorite) used to make it before the sun came out and share a big bowl of it with me. It makes me feel comforted and cozy.

I am not the main cook in our home. I am spoiled by Unknown Papi’s excellent cooking and quite frankly I’m lazy. Most of the time I don’t feel like cooking, but the other night I dreamt of Cream of Wheat cookies. I’ve never had Cream of Wheat cookies. I didn’t know if they existed. Turns out they do, so I made some and they are pretty good.

Cream of wheat cookies with powdered sugar

I didn’t actually use Cream of Wheat, I used no-brand-name farina. I found this recipe online and doctored it because I am incapable of following a recipe without changing it. Here’s how I made them…


  • 3/4 C butter
  • 3/4 C dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1.5 C flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 C farina
  • 2 T ground flax


Cream together butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg.
Add the rest.
Roll them into little balls.
350 degrees 15 minutes.
Dip in powdered sugar while still warm.

They ended up tasting kinda sorta like Mexican wedding cookies, which I love. I will totally make them again and add pecans to the mix. I can also see myself making a batch with cinnamon/nutmeg. Plus they look kinda pretty, dontcha think? I think they might make an appearance as holiday gifts this year.


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  • Kelly Tirman

    I love Cream of Wheat. I need to try these. Growing up we ALWAYS had rice with warm milk and a little sugar for breakfast. At the time I HATED it but now I will sometimes crave it – especially on cold mornings.

  • Heidi

    I also have fond memories of Cream of Wheat from my childhood. My brother and I would go to our grandma’s  house for the weekend occasionally, and she’d always make us Cream of Wheat with butter and maple syrup for breakfast.  Guess what breakfast I love to make for my girls now? Such a strong emotional memory for me.

    Your cookies look yummy, I will definitely try them!

  • Sheila Burke

    Gosh, you know I’ve actually tasted these and they are pretty good!  NOW I have no excuse for not making them!!

  • Hilary

    That looks and sounds yummy!

  • imperfectmomma

    oh my goodness! They look so good. Just may hafta try

  • Mama Zen

    I love Cream of Wheat, so I must try these!

  • Torresp27

    Yummm!! yumm!! that looks absolutely yumm!! :-)

  • Ericka

    I am soooo making these!!

  • lisleman

    sounds tasty to me.   most cookies are tasty IMHO

  • Christina Continelli

    I’m intrigued!! And will definitely give this recipe a shot.

  • nancy@ifevolutionworks

    Yum! I am still a cream of wheat girl. It’s my fav cold weather breakfast. I’ll have to try these

    • unknownmami

      I’m actually looking forward to making the next batch because I’m adding nuts and I think they will taste great with nuts.

  • Classic NYer

    Am I on your holiday gift list? Because I’ll so totally take a few of those cookies…

    • unknownmami

      I could probably arrange that.

  • Davidwaters005

    I love mexican wedding cookies, I’m so gonna try these :)

  • Presleyspantry

    They kinda look like mexican wedding cookies….. I’m going to give them a try. :)

  • Sweetlifebake

    these look great, perfect for winter..stumbled!!

  • Mona AlvaradoFrazier

    I wonder if Malt of Meal (remember that one) would give the cookies a chocolatey taste. 

  • Hazel Moon

    I must try these cookies – they look delicious and nutrious too.  My husband is the main cook most of the time at our house too.  I love it when he cooks and allow me to do the baking!  :-)

  • Vidya Sury

    Yum. Those look delicious!  Love wheat cookies.

    I have quite a bit of wheat bran (about 1200 grams). Any suggestions how I can use it? I wish I had an oven too. I only have a microwave.

  • Bren @ Flanboyant Eats™

    me, too! with a lot of sugar in it, too! looooved it. had no idea you could make cookies out of it, but I’ll gladly take it. Now that it’s fall! 

  • Tina

    I have to tell you…cream of wheat is one of those few things I can’t stomach. But these cookies look yummy! And I think you are right…perfect for gifts.
    Hope all is well with you?

  • Bmanousos7

    oh my, they look soo tempting!
    i’m trying these asap.

  • Chantilly Patiño

    I have never had these, but I love Cream of Wheat too, so I’m very curious to see what they taste like.  :)

  • Anonymous

    This is awesome!  My grandmother would make cream of wheat cereal with butter and sugar on it.  I can’t wait to try these.

  • Mrs4444

    I agree, and they look delicious. I’m a big fan of Mexican wedding cookies, too. Might have to make some of these….

  • Traceyzimmer

    funny, I made some oatmeal cookies yesterday and was looking at them this morning thinking, there’s oatmeal in them? why not for breakfast?  This recipe looks yummy and I too love mexican wedding cookies…must try 😀

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  • Jade Lee Smith

    Yummy, mine did not look like yours but I excluded the flax seed, (had none) and added a little cinnamon (very little) and some extra vanilla and OMG so good!! Thanks for sharing.

    • unknownmami

      You know, when I made them I thought that they would taste yummy with cinnamon. I’ll try that with the extra vanilla next time.

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