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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Rice Krispie COOKIES?!

Recently I bought a big box of Rice Krispies for the sole purpose of making Rice Krispies Treats. {Here's a hint for the treats: if you add 1 tsp. of vanilla after you've melted the mallows it will make it even more delicious} After I made the Rice Krispies treats, I saw a blog posting somewhere about Rice Krispies cookies! I got excited and searched for other Rice Krispies cookie recipes. I found one from a Kellogg's Rice Krispies site and decided that would be my best bet. They turned out totally delicious, and they're a nice variation of regular chocolate chip cookies. The Rice Krispies and a crispy crunch to the dough (which is delicious, but sadly Stew doesn't eat cookie dough with me), but once they are cooked (and especially after they cool), the Rice Krispies become chewy. Also note that these cookies aren't the soft and chewy kind, they're light, crispy and somewhat chewy (so they weren't Stew's favorite cookies). But definitely give them a try!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups Rice Krispies (I wouldn't use the store brand)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
In a large electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Beat well. Add flour, baking soda, and salt, mixing until combined. By hand, stir in Rice Krispies and chocolate chips. It will look really crumbly, but keep stirring (gently so you don't crush the cereal) until it looks like this:
Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, drop onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten slightly.
Bake at 350° for about 12 minutes (mine took a little longer) or until lightly browned (these cookies turn out really light). Remove immediately from baking sheets and cool on wire racks (this is important for the texture).

Zoom in on this picture: do you see the Rice Krispies?! Yum!

Makes me wonder what other goodies I can make using other cereals?!

1 comments:

Amanda said...

Here's an idea: A girl I know makes Rice Krispie treats but uses Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruity Pebbles or Cocoa Puffs instead of Rice Krispies. The Fruity Pebbles were a little sweet for me but I really like the Cinnamon Toast Crunch version. Haven't tried the Cocoa Puffs.