I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I love to bake all sorts of things. I love to bake cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and… yeah.. that’s all I can think of right now. Oh yeah! I like to bake pies, too! Baking just relaxes me and I get a chance to indulge in some cake batter or cookie dough, my favorite. My favorite type of cookie is chocolate chip, but today I decided to stray from my trusty recipe and try out a new recipe. I tried a recipe with a bunch of different ingredients in it (well, duh). What I mean is it doesn’t have the normal ingredients, or it does, but rather in addition, there is cereal, candy, and all things chocolate, yummy! I discovered this recipe after watching the Food Network and I decided that I had to try it!
I adapted this recipe from the Food Network’s Ree Drummond’s Recipe. I changed a few things though!
2 sticks (1/2 pound) salted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
2 whole large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup oats (either quick or regular)
1 cup M&Ms
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (I use Nestle)
1 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
Directions via Food Network
Preheat the oven to 370 degrees F.
Cream the butter with both sugars in a mixing bowl until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat.
Combine the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add to the mixing bowl and mix until combined. After that, add in the oats, chocolate candies, chocolate chips and pecans in whatever quantity you prefer. Add the cereal at the very end, mixing until just combined. Do not over mix!
Use a cookie scoop to scoop balls of dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 12-14 minutes, and then allow to cool on a rack.
I really enjoyed these cookies, and the dough is just as good as the baked cookie! I will definitely be making more of these cookies soon! When you are baking them and putting them on the baking sheet, make sure to spread them out far enough because they spread out a lot when baking!