So yesterday I kicked off “Sweet Treat Week” with bars and brownies, today it’s cookies. C&H®/Domino Sugar has a great website this year to help with holiday baking and gift giving. It has gift ideas, a whole planning page for a cookie exchange, recipes for edible ornaments, and more. They asked me to participate by choosing a recipe from the site to try out. Then they sent me a $20 gift card to use toward purchasing ingredients. There was lots of fun ideas and recipes on there. I finally decided to try the Chocolate Chip Crunchewy Cookies.
The recipe was developed by an 8 year old Iowa boy, named Alex along with his mom Amy Hilmes. The recipe won first place in a state fair contest. So, I figured it had to be a winner. Part of the reason I picked this cookie is because of the interesting ingredients in the recipe. I have never made a cookie with Capt’n Crunch cereal in it. I thought it would be interesting to try and would definitely be different for you to take to a holiday party or cookie exchange.
The chocolate chip crunchewy cookies were yummy.
It is a very crisp and crunchy cookie. Similar to that of a Chips Ahoy cookie. I loved the flavor and crunch of this cookie, but I would recommend altering it slightly. I thought the cookie was a little salty, so I’d reduce the salt to start. Then as I was scooping the cookies, as I got down to the bottom of the bowl I was left with a lot of chocolate chips, Capt’n Crunch, etc with no batter to go with it. I think there was a little too much of all the “mix in” ingredients so I highly recommend reducing some of the amounts. I have made suggestions off to the side in the recipe below.
Then I am also including a recipe for a delicious cookie that my father-in-law makes all the time. He is famous for these cookies and his yummy omelets. This is a delicious variation of a chocolate cookie. I still can’t figure out why mine don’t taste as good as his. I finally decided his taste better because I didn’t have to make them.
Finally, I am sharing my “Top 10 Cookie Recipes” from my archives.
- Easy Sugar Cookies – this recipe requires no rolling or cutting. They are great plain or topped with frosting. You could even use food coloring in the dough to make them look festive.
- Cake Mix Cookies – this fun cookies all starts with a cake mix. The variations are endless. There are all kinds of fun mix ins you can find at the store on the baking isle to add to these.
- Chocolate Chip Cookies – this is my favorite classic chocolate chip cookie recipe.
- Root Beer Cookies – a yummy cookie version with root beer flavor.
- Peanut Butter Cookies – my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe. Make them with or without chocolate chips.
- Homemade Oreos – these yummy cookies can be made festive by coloring the filling red or green.
- Sugar Cookies – this is my go to recipe for cut out sugar cookies.
- Ginger Snaps – another classic. Another of my go to recipes. It’s nice and chewy.
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – another family favorite. Also yummy to make with cinnamon chips.
- Burke’s Crunch Cookies – another fun twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie with rice krispies and coconut.
With this post I am also participating in a virtual cookie exchange! What could be better, the actual cookies or course, but this is still fun. Just imagine taking a big bite of the cookie below with a big glass of milk to chase it down. There’s your virtual cookie exchange.
- 3/4 cup shortening, butter flavor vegetable
- 1–1/2 cups C&H Pure Cane Golden Brown Sugar
- 2 tbsp.milk
- 3/4 cup peanut butter, creamy style (reduced- fat OK)
- 1 tsp.vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1–1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt (I’d reduce this to at least 3/4 tsp.)
- 3/4 tsp.baking soda
- 1–1/2 cups oats, old-fashioned rolled (I’d reduce this to 1 cup)
- 1/2 cup Rice Krispies cereal
- 1 cup Cap`n Crunch cereal
- 1 (12 oz.) pkg. mini chocolate chips, mini (I’d reduce it to 1 cup)
- 1/2 cup toffee bits
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter cookie sheets or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
- In bowl of electric mixer, combine first six ingredients and beat on medium speed until creamy.
- Add flour, salt, and baking soda and combine. Add oats, Rice Krispies, and Cap’n Crunch and mix.
- Stir in chocolate chips and toffee bits by hand.
- Drop batter by spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Using a spoon, slightly flatten the tops of the cookies.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on the sheets for two minutes; then cool completely on cooling rack.
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup walnuts (or can do more chocolate chips)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the shortening, brown sugar, and sugar.
- Add vanilla and the egg and beat until well blended.
- Mix in the flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder.
- Add oats, nuts, chocolate chips and mix until combined.
- Spoon cookie mixture onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.