I wanted to make some cookies today, and did not want to go to the store, so the recipe had to be something I had in the pantry.
This recipe in the Taste of Home Winning Recipes was for a cookie mix in a jar. Those are not my favorite type of mixes but the recipe looked interesting. I made it up using their ingredients and normal cookie directions and they are very good.
The recipe mix just made one batch of cookies so I wouldn’t bother to make a mix out of it. Do give it a try though as you will never have anyone guess that there are Rice Krispies in the dough. The cookies are light and crisp and crunchy. Just hit the spot and everyone said to make them again, so will keep them in the rotation.
Here is my adaptation of Oat Pecan Cookies.
Crisp Oat Pecan Cookies
1 cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¾ cup old fashioned or regular oats (not instant)
1 cup crisp rice cereal
½ cup chopped pecans
½ cup softened butter
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix the flour, baking powder and baking soda, oats, rice cereal and pecans in small bowl; set aside.
Beat butter till soft, add sugars and beat till light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually add the the dry ingredients to the butter, egg mixture. Blend till combined.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on greased or parchment lined cookie sheets.
Bake in 350°F. Oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake as they will be hard. They should be brown and look slightly damp.
Leave cookies on cookie sheet for a few minutes, then cool cookies on wire racks.