Tiger Cookies

They’re grrrrrreat to enjoy during The Monkees!

This recipe started showing up in newspapers in 1964 (calling for “frosted corn flakes,” but identifying the mascot used for the Kellogg product since 1951). It made it to the Frosted Flakes box in 1968, where it appeared with an offer for a Tony the Tiger cookie jar.

 
This 1967 ad was still airing in 1968 (along with The Monkees) when the box was on the shelves.

 
From a box sold in Nampa, Idaho.

Tiger Cookies

Tiger-r-riffic treat Mom makes with Tony’s favorite, Sugar Frosted Flakes

1 cup (6 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate morsels
3 cups Kellogg’s Sugar Frosted Flakes
2 cups sifted regular all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup soft butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring

  1. Melt chocolate morsels over very low heat, stirring constantly, or over hot, but not boiling, water.
  2. Measure Sugar Frosted Flakes, then crush to 1-1/2 cups. Set aside.
  3. Sift together flour, soda, and salt.
  4. Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add sifted dry ingredients; mix thoroughly. Fold in Sugar Frosted Flakes. Swirl warm melted chocolate lightly through batter, leaving streaks of chocolate. Drop by level tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake in moderate oven (375 deg. F.) about 12 minutes or until done.

Yield: about 5 dozen cookies, 2-1/2 inches in diameter.



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