Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Crisps

Back in the dark ages when I was a kid, Kix cereal came out with a recipe on their box for cookies made with (surprise!) 4 cups of Kix cereal.

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But despite this blatant attempt to make the consumer go through a box of cereal in one day, the cookies were actually quite good. We had these all the time when I was growing up. But I’ve not had them since I was a kid, so it was high time to have them again.

After I made this batch, Harland and I scarfed them down in just a few days.

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RECIPE:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened  (1/2 stick)
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 cups Kix cereal
  • 1 pkg semisweet chocolate chips (6 ounces)

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen cookies

Heat oven to 325 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream sugars and butter together until well blended.  Mix in peanut butter, shortening, egg, baking soda and baking powder. Stir in cereal and chocolate chips.

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Shape dough slightly by rounded tablespoonfuls and place about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before removing to a rack to finish cooling. Store in airtight container.

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The challenge is to not eat 10 of these.

Do you remember this recipe?

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