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Two Peas and Their Pod: Crispy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Crispy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies



I am always on the lookout for new cookie recipes. Awhile ago, I saw a couple of cookie recipes that used crisped rice cereal. I love cereal and cookies so why not enjoy them together?

I started with my favorite oatmeal chocolate chip recipe. I stirred in Rice Krispies and waited to hear the snap, crackle, and pop. I was a little disappointed, there was no sound coming from my cookie dough. I guess I needed to add milk, but I didn't want a soggy dough, so I pressed forward:)

The cookies baked up nicely. I really liked the added crisp from the cereal. They were a fun addition! I am glad I tried them. And since there is cereal involved go ahead and eat these for breakfast, I won't tell:)



Crispy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

(Printable Recipe)


½ cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 c. softened unsalted butter

1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1 cup flour
1 cup oats-not quick oats

1 ¼ cups Rice Krispies cereal
Chocolate chips-about 1 cup


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Combine butter and sugars in your mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. On low, add in egg and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.

Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, and cereal. Don't over mix. You don't want to crush the cereal too much.

Scoop dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with Silpats or parchment. Bake for 10-12 minutes! Allow to cool for a minute on the cookie sheet. Move to a cooling rack and enjoy.

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54 Comments:

Blogger Erica said...

SO fun! I love the addition of the krispies!! This would be so fun to make with kiddos.

5:09 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I would so eat these for breakfast! :) I've never seen cookies with rice crispies in ,but that's brilliant. They look scrumptious!

5:31 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

These looks so good! I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and the rice krispie addition sounds amazing. I don't know if I'll eat them for breakfast but I'm definitely going to make some!

5:44 AM  
Blogger kat said...

What a great idea for some added texture!

5:57 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Mmm, I love crispy chocolate. And I'd definitely eat these for breakfast. ;-)

6:04 AM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

Maria- These sound delightful. Love the addition of the krispies!

6:23 AM  
Blogger Happy cook said...

Wow these cookies look so so good.

6:23 AM  
Blogger Manggy said...

Ah, so it's a chewy cookie with some crispy mixed in? That is genius! And of course, how can you go wrong with choc chip? ;)

6:29 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

mmmmm what a fun idea! I just made oatmeal raisin cookies and posted about them today :)

6:39 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

What a great idea! I had cookies this past weekend that had fruity pebbles and marshmallows in them and they were so amazing.

6:43 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Love the addition of Rice Krispies!! These sound so good..

6:43 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

Yum, these look and sound great! Love the addition of rice crispies. I bet the texture is great!

7:07 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Cereal in cookies? Terrific idea! I will definitely try these!

7:07 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

WHAT?? no noise from the cereal..that is no fun! But the cookies look yummy

7:24 AM  
Blogger Sandie said...

I like the use of Rice Krispies cereal in various things---love their subtle crunch. Which reminds me of a recipe I need to make (right after I try these cookies, that is). Thanks for the craving & the inspiration!

7:39 AM  
Blogger Gaby said...

my fav... I just love cookies. The only thing is when they are in my house I just have no self control and I can't stop from eating like 10 a day... whoops!

8:01 AM  
Blogger CB said...

Why do you mock me with your cookies? haha. Just kidding. I bet the rice krispies were fun!
/Clara

8:18 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What exquisite cookies, yummy!

Cheers,

Rosa

8:24 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Thanks all!

StephChows-Saw your cookies, will have to make those soon!

Gaby-That is why we share our baked goods. If they are on the counter, I will eat them:)

CB-No mocking, just letting you know that cookies are the best..ha!

8:29 AM  
Blogger Robin Sue said...

Great idea to add the cereal. I do like a little crispy texture to my cookies too!

8:33 AM  
Blogger finsmom said...

I love using cereal in cookies - gives them a nice crunch, as well as a nutritional boost. Yours looks fantastic!

8:48 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Your cookies, as always, sound just delicious. It's hard to beat that combination.

11:36 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

i like me some crispy cookies! if i wanted something cakey, i'd eat cake. :)

12:24 PM  
Blogger Monica H said...

Cookies for breakfast? I'm in!

Your father's day post was lovely as well. You and your dad are so cute.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

This is a fun idea, kind of a cross between cookie!

1:36 PM  
Blogger pinkstripes said...

Your cookies look great! I made waffles with rice crispies once and they were great b/c they stayed crispy!

1:50 PM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Crunch, crunch! Love the added krispies! Mmm, breakfast! I love me a ccc!

2:25 PM  
Blogger Coach J said...

Oh my goodness, these sound awesome. What if I added Coco-Krispies? Hmm....

2:39 PM  
Blogger Esi said...

My coworker and I were just having a conversation about cookies and how they can be so addictive. I don't think these would last long between the two of us...

6:19 PM  
Blogger CookiePie said...

I love the idea of adding rice krispies to cookies - so fun!!

6:21 PM  
Blogger Burp and Slurp~! said...

cereal in cookies? Best of both worlds! YUM!

6:30 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Wow...these look scrumptious!

7:15 PM  
Blogger Claire said...

I made a recipe like this and LOVED it! In fact, when I took it with me on call one of the other students at the whole batch (minus about 8 cookies). :-)

7:17 PM  
Blogger Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Wow - these look great! I can honestly say I have never had chocolate oatmeal cookies with rice krispies before... but they sound delicious!

8:11 PM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

What a unique recipe, they look delicious!

8:44 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Nice! The cereal makes this a health food, right?

I think it was Cook's Illustrated that went searching for the best waffle recipe, and their final winner included rice crispies in the batter--to give the waffles a light and airy crunch.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Bridgett said...

So yummy! I am going to give these a try with the rice crispies. These look and sound addictive.

11:35 PM  
Blogger Teanna DiMicco said...

You make the BEST COOKIES EVER! I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and can you believe that I have never tried to make them!? That needs to change!

7:53 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

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8:09 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

A breakfast of champions indeed! The snap, crackle and pop come when you dip them in milk, right?

8:39 AM  
Blogger Katherine Aucoin said...

I love the crispiness of these cookies and chocolate chips and oatmeal go so well together.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

yum! these look divine:)

11:51 AM  
Blogger ttfn300 said...

hehe, i've done the corn flake cookes which came out pretty good, i bet these are great too!

11:51 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

Fun! I love the idea of making these with Krispies!

11:56 AM  
Blogger KM said...

something about those rice krispies.... i'll tell ya.


beautiful looking cookie!

2:14 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Nice idea! You could prob even go with chocolate krispies if you're in the coco mood :) That is too bad there was no snapping and popping in the dough, I love that.

Actually, I really must like that sound. I crack and pop people on a daily basis (or that's what THEY say).

5:51 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

My first time on your blog--I love it and can't wait to explore!

8:17 PM  
Blogger Clumbsy Cookie said...

Of course I would eat them for breakfast! They look like fun delicious cookies!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Risa said...

This sounds like such a great idea!

6:42 PM  
Blogger Mermaid Sweets said...

Sorry I have been MIA, I have been so busy, but it has made me feel so bad not to have time to comment. These look great, my dad loves crispy oatmeal cookies, I have to try these.

6:09 PM  
Blogger Jacque said...

I tried a cookie that used corn flakes once, I really liked the crunch it gave. I can only imagine how yummy rice krispies would be with cookies. Fun idea!

6:03 AM  
Blogger ♥Rosie♥ said...

The cookies sound amazing! Bookmarked for sure ;0)

6:17 AM  
Blogger veron said...

You my dear are the cookie expert. This look so every cripy-licious!

7:26 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Wow, those sound so good! My mom puts rice krispies in her special chocolate chip cookies--they are definitely a special weapon when it comes to making good cookies!

4:42 PM  

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