Friday, January 6, 2012

Crispy Jumble Cookies

Now that the Christmas baking has 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 that my children would remember from their lunch boxes of years gone by.

  • 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 

  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 them warm!
  9. Yield: about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.