Aye, Aye Captain…

 

I’d first like to say Happy Birthday to my little food blog. CCBP turned 4 this last Thursday. In case you were wondering, I’m keeping it around, at least for a little while. The comments and emails were very nice, as was the fruit basket sent to me anonymously with just the message STAY on it. But ultimately it was my husband’s question to me of what will be your creative outlet that made me realize I need to keep it around. Can’t guarantee for how long, but for the foreseeable future it’s here. And thanks again to the lurkers for coming out of hiding. I do hope you will stay out of hiding. :) I will only be posting when I’ve got the time and have got the passion. So it could be quite random. I fear there will be much less in the Summer as turning on the oven is less than fun.

I’m so glad there are really crazy people out in the world, it makes me look so much better. ;) Today I bring up Janine Sugawara. Who you ask? Why the woman who sued Captain Crunch cereal of course. And why sue you ask? Over crunchberries. You see, she was under the impression that the perfectly round, sugar ladened, pink (or purple, or green or that tealish color) thing in her cereal each day was in fact real fruit. Ummm. This is the part where I don’t say anything because if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all. :)
But let’s think about this. If I were to sue Captain Crunch it certainly wouldn’t be over the fact that I felt I was mislead to believe there was real fruit in there. Clearly I would sue for the fact that almost every time I eat it, the cereal practically rips the roof of my mouth right off. And yet I continue to eat it. Perhaps we should look into what they are putting in the cereal that makes it destroy my mouth and yet still want to shove it into my mouth???
I love to use either regular Captain Crunch or Peanut Butter Captain Crunch when I make Marshmallow Treats (you know them as Rice Krispy Treats…but since I am not using Rice Krispy’s seems dumb to call them that). I make them now each time we have book club and they always go fast, so I thought…hmm, how else can I use this cereal. Why by putting it through the food processor and basically pulverizing it until it is in powder form…or Captain Crunch Flour as I am now calling it. I went simple, making a chocolate chip cookie using the powder. Normally I like a soft chocolate chip cookie, but seeing as it was the Captain Crunch version, I felt a little crunch was needed. So these are thin and crispy and down right addicting. I so plan on making these using Peanut Butter Captain Crunch.
Oh, and in case you are wondering what I am doing the rest of the weekend. Getting my lawsuit ready against Grape Nuts. No grapes. No nuts. Let’s blow the roof of of that scam shall we???

Captain Crunch Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Captain Crunch Flour (pulverized Captain Crunch)*
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Using a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar, and beat on medium-high for about 3 minutes.
Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition.
Add vanilla and beat for another 30 seconds.
Reduce to low speed and add the flour, Captain Crunch Flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until  completely combined.
Add chocolate chips and mix until fully incorporated.
Spray baking sheets with baking spray (you will need it, they want to stick).
Bake at 375F for 7 minutes for mini cookies (using a TBSP as a scoop) or 9 minutes for regular size (using a cookie scoop).
Let cool at on sheet for 3 minutes, then move to rack to finish cooling.

*It takes about 2 ½ cups Captain Crunch cereal to make flour. Just place in food processor and pulse until it becomes powdery.

Comments

  1. Oh I thought that I was the only one that Captain Crunch totally ripped up the roof of my mouth. I am relieved that I at least a little bit normal. I haven’t bought a box of CC for years, but with this recipe I just might have to do it. Thanks for your awesome humor!

  2. Some version of these are going to make an appearance at the next book club, right? RIGHT?? :)

  3. I heard about that story too! What an insane lady! It’s also totally insane you made cookies out of the cereal. (Insane in a GOOD way, this time). YUM!

  4. Happy Bloganniversery. That lawsuit reminded me of an old Simpsons episode where Homer sued the owner of an all-you-can-eat buffet for not providing all he could eat. The lawyer said something like it would be the best lawsuit since he sued the makers of the movie “The Never-ending Story.”

  5. Oh I am soo glad you kept the blog!!! I haven’t been here for a while but when I visit I see the last post… please don’t let anybody’s sad/mean comments make you want to stop doing what you (and everybody else) like! Your are in this “blog world for a reason: share with us your talents, and we love it!!!

    And this is coming from the girl that was afraid of Math last year, remember me? I am still doing well in school, getting A’s, still working hard for them and crying once in a while, but you tought me a lesson, and I started to see the “fun” side of it.

    Thanks!!!

    Elaine :)

  6. Happy Blogaversary! 4 years is amazing, I can only hope I’ll still be blogging that long, hehe.

    And yay that you’ve decided to stay :)

    Those lawsuits, such a con. I mean really, if you’re so silly to believe those are fruit would you stand up in front of a bunch of people and effectively say “Yes, I really am that dumb”? I know I wouldn’t :P

    Interesting recipe, we don’t have Captain Crunch over here though. Look a little bit like something we call Golden Nuggets but I’m not sure. Might try it anyhow *grin*

  7. 4 years! (i’ve been reading – mostly lurking – sorry! – for almost 3!) Congratulations!
    and I’m so happy you’re staying. At your own pace though, we can wait. :)
    it amazes me how people can find ways to sue everything on the planet. i bet they won’t stop there too, somebody will try to sue the sun for a sock tan. just wait. ;D

  8. Happy Birthday to your blog and keep u with the great work!

    Those cookies look so irresistible!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  9. Those aren’t fruit?! Yikes!

  10. Congratulations on your 4 year blogoversary! I truely enjoy your posts and beautiful desserts and photos!
    Captain crunch cereal in cookies? Genius!

  11. Glad you’re still here and still have that great sense of humour :) Making flour out of cereal — only Peabody could think of that!

  12. Hi! I would just like to offer my legal services to your rabbit. Clearly, Trix cereal’s slogan “silly rabbit, Trix are for kids,” is hurtful and encourages prejudicial feelings towards his species. Why shouldn’t he be entitled to the same access to the fruit-flavored cereal as human children?

    Love that story–I remember hearing it on NPR and not believing it was real!

    And happy blog-o-versary!

  13. happy four years! that story is just unbelievable and ridiculous. great idea to use the cereal in cookies, the chance of “cap’n crunch mouth” is severely decreased this way. :P

  14. What a fun idea! This is what makes your blog so special – these ideas that you just don’t see often.

    I’m glad you’ve decided to work on your blog only when you’re excited about it. I’m sure your regular readers would rather have less updates but the knowledge that you’re enjoying yourself.

  15. Please do tell your husband “good on ya”, for asking the right question to provoke you into continuing your blog. I, for one am grateful. Happy Blogging Anniversary.

  16. I have the same issue with Captain Crunch. I love it and then after I eat it, I feel like I have to put a bandaid on the roof of my mouth.

    Thanks for keeping the blog, even if it is only for a little while.

    And happy anniversary!

  17. CCBP, whoa, I was a little startled by the acronym– in this country, CBCP means Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, lol :) “Captain Crunch Flour”– I love it! It totally opened up my mind to other “cereal” flours!

  18. Wow, this is such an inventive idea. I have actually never had Captain Crunch for because I have heard about how it rips up your mouth!

  19. I would have never thought to use these! They look delicious!

  20. Man oh man does that cereal bring me back to my childhood, haha :-D LOVE IT!

  21. I haven’t had Captain Crunch cereal in forever. I never would have thought to crush it and use it in cookies. I wonder what other cereals could be used in a similar way? Lucky Charms might be a little scary. =)

  22. Captain Crunch flour!!!! This is seriously revolutionary. We never had cereal in the house when I was growing up (so weird, right?) but in college I fell in love with the Captain, esp the PB version.

    (just another lurker coming out of hiding…. Happy Birthday!! So glad you are still around.)

  23. Happy Birthday, CCBP!

  24. Gabriela says:

    Outrageous! Outrageously funny. Congrats on your 4 years…..and many more!

  25. Peanut Butter Crunch Flour…yum! Even thinking about a crispy cookie made with cereal flour makes me want to go to my kitchen.

  26. I just don’t know what to say about that lady.

    Great idea with the cereal flour. I can’t wait to see what you whip up with the PB version of it. We don’t eat cereal here but I buy it to make other things with it.
    ~ingrid

  27. Hooray! Great news that you’re sticking around for a while! Who else would do Captain Crunch flour cookies for us? These remind me of an episode of Diners, DriveIns and Dives on FoodNetwork where someone made french toast coated in barely crushed Captain Crunch. Apparently Captain Crunch has more uses than we knew!

  28. What a fabulous idea! I bet these would be amazing with the pb captain crunch.

    That lawsuit sounds like a joke, like a Saturday Night Live skit! People are unbelievable.

    Anyway – so glad you’re keeping up CCBP! I would sure miss it if you stopped. :)

  29. Happy blogoversary! So glad that you’re going to stick around and share your concoctions when you feel inspired to do so. :)

    And what a cool idea for cookies… I’ve actually never had Captain Crunch, but I bet this would be delicious using any number of different cereals too.

  30. Happy Blogoversary! Glad you’ll be sticking around :)

  31. Happy 4th anniversary! This post is soooo funny. You have me laughing until the tear run down and Sweetie is laughing, too, as I read him what you wrote…glad that you will continue to bless blogdom with your off beat and hilarious take on things. Captain Crunch flour…who knew?… and now I need to make those cookies just to see how they are!

  32. Can we say l-u-d-i-c-r-o-u-s! You are too funny but the cookies look absolutely serious. I haven’t had any dry cereals like any of these three you mention in my pantry for 15 years … Peanut Butter Crunch … wonder how long it will be before a box hops into my cart???
    I feel very random these days myself. I’ll be here.

  33. Love the creative cookie idea, and I think you have something there with the lawsuit.

  34. Happy blogiversary! So glad you’re sticking around! : ) These cookies look and sound delicious!

  35. I’m glad you are going to keep blogging. Your pictures and commentaries are always fun.

    Happy blogiversary!

  36. I’m glad you decided to stick around! My blog is definitely my creative outlet and I love having an excuse to experiment to my heart’s content in the kitchen.

    I love the idea of the peanut butter Cap’n Crunch in the cookies. Even though I don’t like Cap’n Crunch OR peanut butter cookies, it’s just too perfect.

  37. Happy Blog Anniversary!

    So glad you’re sticking around.

    Thanks for your suggestions :)

    Cheers

  38. I’m thrilled you’re sticking around!

  39. I’m so glad you’re keeping your awesome blog alive! Cap’n Crunch is one of the best cereals ever :) .

  40. Using Captain Crunch as flour? That’s obscene.

    …I like the way you think. :) Super creative!

  41. Happy Anniversary!!! I just love your blog. These cookies look so good. You should really do a cookbook!!!!

  42. I’m very happy to hear that you’ll be continuing your blog! I would be so sad to not occasionally have a new post pop up in my reader from CCBP.

    PB Captain Crunch used to be my favorite cereal as a kid. I haven’t bought it in so many years.

    This recipe just might prompt me to go buy a box! Thanks.

  43. You’d think after two years of reading your blog I’d figure out not to start on the first page. Sheesh. Let me commence with backwards reading…but before I do, only you could come up with these delectable munchies. Capt’n Crunch? Oh jeez I can’t get near that stuff for fear of dumping the entire box into my mouth regardless of the pain caused to the roof of my mouth. Hahahaha!

  44. Glad you are going to keep blogging for now. I do love your posts!
    I let hubs get Capt’n Crunch while we were on vacation and now he wants it all of the time. I usually make us buy healthy cereals:) I will have to surprise him with these cookies!

  45. The fact that Capt’n Crunch cereal rips up your mouth is my favorite part about it. Something about the sacrifice makes it more tasty.

  46. Happy blogversary!
    Hey random posts are the best. I love your stories so I’ll treat each post as a treat :) Plus I could make the treat you are making and then there would be two treats!

  47. I haven’t had CC cereal since I was a kid! that was decades ago! I marvel at how you can take it and make it look like real food! cool!

  48. Captain Crunch is a childhood favourite. It would make delicious cookies:D

  49. Omg! Are you taking orders? I’m just across the border and my mailing address is 70…LOL. Stay put, we need you!

  50. This is so clever. I love Captain crunch cereal. I love reading your blog and the pictures are beautiful. thanks for sharing all of your good recipes with everyone:)

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