Friday, January 6, 2012

Crispy Jumble Cookies

Now that the Christmas baking has disappeared...it might be time for some extraordinary ordinary cookies!  My grandson loves to bake cookies when he comes to visit...and they all must include chocolate chips.  Here's an old favorite that I pulled out of the archives...one that my children would remember from their lunch boxes of years gone by.


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies or Special K cereal
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, optional 

 Method:
  1. Beat butter and sugar together until well blended.
  2. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  3. Combine flour, soda and salt.  
  4. Add to creamed sugar mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Stir in rice cereal and chocolate chips (and nuts). 
  6. Drop by tablespoon onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
  7. Bake at 350° F for  10-12 minutes...or until lightly browned.
  8. Allow to cool for several minutes, and then transfer cookies to wire rack to cool completely.  Or better still...eat them warm!
  9. Yield: about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

18 comments:

  1. Delish looking and simple to make, my kind of cookie.

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  2. I love the old-fashioned simple cookies the best. A nice change from the super sweet, loaded with butter and icing Christmas ones we just consumed over the past few weeks! These look really good!

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  3. I make some very similar to these and they are a hit every time. Thanks for reminding me of them.

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  4. Hmmmm, we love those here. I'll have to compare recipes.

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  5. I made some chocolate chip cookies the other day - for the first time, would you believe. They turned out well.
    Yours look delicious. I will certainly try this recipe. Thank you.

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  6. ok, today i was craving some "ordinary" cookies. something chewy, crispy, chocolatey . i whipped these up, very easy recipe, and they were just what i was looking for! i did make bigger cookies and got 24 instead of 36. they are delicious!!! thanks again for another good recipe!!

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  7. These sound yummy and nice and crispy from the rice krispies. I agree, it's nice to have some really good chocolate chip cookies after the holidays.

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  8. They look very yummy ! I belong to the people who love to eat but not to bake ! Cooking I like from time to time !

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  9. I just made these and they are GREAT!. I used pecans and they worked very well. Thanks for the recipe.

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  10. I had to make these. I love chocolate chip cookies and rice krispies...I just can't believe I never thought of putting them together before.

    Here's a link to some photos of how mine turned out: http://rightinfrontofme.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/coooookieeeees/

    Thanks, Mennonite Girls. You rock.

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  11. Made these this weekend and will have to call them "disappearing cookies". Thanks so much-delisious!

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  12. I made these today and used up some of the holiday Rice Krispie cereal with the red and green rice krispies. It makes a very pretty and yummy cookie. Thanks for the recipe.

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  13. tried these today, taste like a crunch bar, we really liked them. Thanks for the interesting recipe.

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  14. Looked at this recipe and went straight into the kitchen. Had everything but pecans, so we mixed a cup of sweetened bakers coconut in after adding the dry ingredients. Crispy, macaroony...yum! Thank you for the recipe!

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  15. My 3 year old and I just made these tonight. Since we're not fans of nuts in cookies, we used the coconut idea another commenter mentioned. I panicked a bit because the dough was so crumbly and was sure I'd ruined them, but I let them sit on the pan for several minutes before moving them to the cooling rack and they were fine. Well, more than fine. They were delicious and my husband and little boy loved them. This is definitely going in our "fast but amazingly scrumptious dessert" file.

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  16. Never made Cookies with Rice Crispies before, we loved them. Thank you for the lovely recipe.

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  17. Ok, these were different...they were crispy, but seemed to be dry? I followed the directions completely, just don't know what I could have done wrong? (maybe because my baking soda had been in the freezer) Are they suppose to be moist or crispy and/or both? I rolled each cookie into a ball and pressed on the cookie sheet lightly...I will try these again...any suggestions would be appreciated :)

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    1. Lisamac...I'm sure baking soda in the freezer would be just fine. I'm not sure what I can recommend...other than taking them out of the oven a little sooner if they are too dry. My only issue with these cookies is that the dough is possibly a little crumbly and hard to form into a cookie. Rolling them into a ball rather than dropping the dough from a spoon should take care of that. I hope you have better luck next time around!

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