Sunday, March 14, 2010


Krispie Chocolate Chip Cookies and Krispy Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
found on and adapted from Lauren Chattman, Mom's Big Book of Cookies

1 -1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 stick melted butter, cooled slightly
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup chocolate chips (semisweet)
1/2 cup mini peanut butter cups (from Trader Joe's)
1/4 cup peanut butter chips
2 cups Rice Krispies cereal

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.

Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium size mixing bowl. Set aside.

Cream the cooled butter and sugars together (by hand or with a mixer). Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. Stir in the flour mixture until the flour is mostly incorporated.

This is where I split the dough, half Chocolate Chip Cookies and Peanut Butter Cup Cookies....

In one additional bowl put half of the prepared cookie dough. Add one cup of Krispies to each bowl. Add the chocolate chips to one and the peanut butter chips and mini peanut butter cups with the other dough.

Switching to stirring by hand, stir and fold until the Krispies and chips until they are evenly distributed, taking care not to break the rice puffs.

Cover the dough with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for anywhere from 10 minutes to 6 hours (overnight is fine too).

Drop the dough by ice cream scoop on baking sheets, leaving about 3 inches between cookies. ( I put a row of 2, then 1 then a row of 2, then 1 and lastly another row of 2- or 8 per sheet)

Bake the cookies until they are golden around the edges but still soft and slightly under-done in the middle, 10-12 minutes . Let the cookies cool an additional 5 minutes on the sheets, then transfer them to a cooling rack. If you bake both sheets at once be sure to rotate them top to bottom and front to back halfway through.

Approx. 24 cookies

Peanut Butter Cups on Left + Large Ghiradeli Chips on the right = YUMMMMM!!

Crispy and Chewy,

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