Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rocky Mountain Cookies

These could be my new favorite cookie.  They are for sure my new favorite cookie dough.  Holy smokes, I could eat the whole bowl of this cookie dough.  The rice crispies add this little crunch to the dough that is amazing.  I like to tell myself that these cookies are a little healthier than regular cookies since they have oatmeal and cereal in them.  I'll just keep on telling myself that while I eat the dough one little smiggin at a time.
Some of you may have heard that I decided to boycott our school's cookie dough fundraiser.  I was upset because they offered this "early bird prize" to any kids that sold 4 tubs in the first week.  The prize was this little stuffed frog, that suddenly became the coolest toy in the whole world to every child at the school. And if they earned the frog, everyone knew because they got to go to office and pick it up and then go back to class to show everyone.  In the past, they earned prizes for selling certain amounts, but the prizes just came with the cookie dough and it was never a big deal.  The prizes weren't made public, so there was no peer pressure involved. So, we decided that we would let our friends and family know that we were accepting donations for the school and that we would make homemade cookies for those that donated. This way, the school gets all the money, and my children get a better lesson in helping in the community.
So, if you donate to our school, you just may get a batch of these yummy cookies (or if you just want a bowl of the dough, we could do that too!)  I made a batch of these cookies for my parents yesterday for their donation.  My mom can't have chocolate, so I left the chocolate chips out and added pecans and craisins instead.  They turned out really good.  It's a great recipe!

Rocky Mountain Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups Rice Crispies cereal
1 bag chocolate chips

Cream together sugars and butter  Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Add flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. Mix well then fold in oats, cereal, and chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until very lightly browned.


Jennifer said...

MaryAnn! Can I just tell you I love your blog! I seriously use it all the time! Thanks for being so great! Just made these. Delicious! :-)

rogersinkc said...

Not to be confused with Rocky Mountain Oysters. :-)

MaryAnn said...

We earned $241 for our school with our "boycott". A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported us!

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