Source: I found this recipe at Picky Palate, but changed it slightly to suit my purposes. And my pantry.
Yield: About 2-3 dozen
I chose and discarded about 10 recipes last night. I guess some days you just can’t find what you are looking for. The thing I was looking for was a cookie that did not involve a trip to the grocery store. I was ultimately unsuccessful in that. I also wanted a cookie that would add to a fun Friday night, and I failed there as well. On the bright side, the cookie I eventually came up with was really fun and delicious!
My husband suggested I make something with Rice Krispies in it, which I thought was a great idea. I mean, candy bars can do it, why not cookies? I found precious few recipes to work with, however. Jenny at Picky Palate made these fun [tooltip text="I normally don't advertise this, but Cap'n Crunch is my favorite breakfast cereal. Especially the peanut butter variety. I'm kind of like a 5 year old that way."]Cap’n Crunch[/tooltip] cookies, but I wanted to try them with Rice Krispies instead.
My Friday night turned out quite sadly, actually. A cousin was in the hospital with her 11 month old daughter, and we visited for a while. I didn’t feel much in the mood for cookies after that. Saturday morning, I used the last two eggs in the house to make breakfast for my husband, and was then forced to go to the grocery store. On a Saturday. Sad face.
My other life (piano teaching) collided with my baking life after I got back from the grocery store, and my daughter did the bulk of the baking while I helped my niece prepare a piano/vocal version of “Someone Like You” by Adele for her upcoming pageant. I took a break to sample the dough. I was glad I did.
Remember the Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies? They have such a strong, rich, creamy peanut butter flavor, it’s almost overwhelming. Almost. Not so much with this peanut butter cookie. It’s understated, crunchy, and great with [tooltip text="And Diet Dr. Pepper"]milk[/tooltip]. And the dough is even better.
The offspring wisely smashed the cookies a bit before baking, since the dough was a bit on the heavy side. They baked for 10 minutes, but may have been okay with just 9. I do think I will increase the butter a little next time I make them, to keep them from getting too dry.
At some point, I may try these with the Cap’n Crunch. I may even try them with Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch. Today I just want another cookie, and another glass of Diet Dr. Pepper.
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup Rice Krispies cereal
- Cream butter and sugars. Add egg, vanilla, and peanut butter and mix well.
- Add salt and flour and mix until just combined. Stir in rice cereal gently.
- Drop onto baking sheet. Flatten slightly before baking. Bake 9-11 minutes at 350 degrees.
If you enjoy this cookie, you might also enjoy:
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies from Jen’s Favorite Cookies
Peanut Butter and Snickers Cookies from Flourchild
Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies from Warm Vanilla Sugar