Cookies!Posts February 24, 2022

Oatmeal Krackles

Not to date myself, but 25 years ago my colleague shared one of her favorite cookie recipes with me, and I’m embarrassed to say, I never tried it … until this week!  Oh my goodness, why had I waited so long???  These oatmeal cookies are so delicious and not your ordinary oatmeal cookie because these have the addition of rice krispies.  One bite will have you wanting a lot more, because you not only get a little crunch from the rice krispies, but you also get the traditional oatmeal soft chewiness.

These will now be on my go-to list when someone asks for oatmeal cookies!  Give them a try and let me know what you think!

Oatmeal Krackles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • 1/2 cup shortening (I use the natural one from Whole Foods)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies (I use the Trader Joe’s variety)
  • 2 cups oatmeal or rolled oats

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Cream butter, shortening and sugar.
  • Add eggs and vanilla – beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add baking powder, salt, baking soda and flour until combined.
  • Add krispies cereal until combined, then add oats until combined.
  • Scoop 1 1/2 tablespoon sized portions onto prepared cookie sheet, spacing them 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for approximately 10 minutes.  They should be straw colored and just beginning to turn golden on some of the edges.
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. The cookies will  firm up as they cool.