Thursday, April 16, 2015

Luscious Lunchbox Cookies


Luscious Lunchbox Cookies were a favorite childhood snack for me and my siblings. My mom made these often and they were the perfect after school snack, or treat in our lunch boxes. These cookies are full of oats, rice krispy cereal and butterscotch chips. The combination of flavors is amazing and they are always a hit wherever I bring them anywhere.


Luscious Lunchbox Cookies
recipe from Michele Scearbo, originally from a Bon Appetit magazine
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups old-fashioned (or quick) oats
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 bag butterscotch chips
Directions:
In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugars.  Once combined well, add the eggs and vanilla.
Sift together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, and then add to the mixer.
Mix until just combined on low speed.
Fold in the oats.
Fold in the butterscotch chips.
Lastly, fold in the rice krispy cereal.
You are not supposed to do this in the mixer, but I do very slowly.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Make balls of dough on a lined baking sheet using a cookie scoop (12 cookies per pan).
Have your cute little kitchen buddy help you.
Make sure the cookies are not too close together.
Bake for 10-11 minutes until set and slightly brown on the edges.
Cool on a cookie rack.
Enjoy while warm.
Package to share, or store in a container for up to 3 days for best flavor (if they last that long!).

Enjoy!

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