Sometimes I am smart. I do smart things, like a smart person. For example, there has been a bag of mini marshmallows I've been trying to get rid of because I can't stop eating them. How can I get rid of these, I asked myself yesterday. Ooo, I know! I'll put them in cookies. And now, I have a batch of cookies that I can't stop eating. Problem solved? No, problem not solved. I am a smart person.
Oh well, my son and I bonded and I kept him from watching Mike the Knight. These were his idea, I kid you not. A chocolate chip cookie with Rice Krispies and marshmallows - a Rice Crispy Treat Cookie if you will! They are reminiscent of the familiar snack with their gooey crunch. A bit messy, because I put marshmallows in the dough as well as on top. You could plop yours on after they've been baked to avoid the mess. I just love that gooey, melted marshmallow in the cookie as well.
Also, sorry for the lack of posts this week. Every day has been "Go.Go.Go" and every night my brain wakes me up around midnight and keeps me up for a few hours with "To-Do List" thoughts.
Thanks brain! You're the bestest.
Rice Crispy Treat Cookies
(Makes approx. 24)
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups Rice Krispies
1 pkg. chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. In a bowl with a mixer, cream together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and then vanilla. Combine. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Slowly add to wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Stir in cereal and chocolate chips. Add roughly 1 cup of mini marshmallows, if adding to dough. If not, save until after cookies are baked. Scoop out cookies onto ungreased baking sheet (or lined with parchment paper). Bake for 8-10 minutes. Immediately out of oven, top each cookie with 2 or 3 mini marshmallows. Let cool.