I am always looking out for a new cookie recipe to try. One thing that will catch my attention is a weird ingredient. That is what caught my attention in this recipe.
Adapted from: Raley’s/Nob Hill Magazine
Serving Size: 24
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
2 cups Cocoa Puffs Cereal
2 cups chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening
1. Heat oven to 350°F.
2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
3. With a mixer on high, whip peanut butter and butter. Stir in sugar. Stir in vanilla and egg. Mix until creamy.
4. Combine flour and baking soda. Stir into sugar mixture.
5. Stir in cereal just until combined.
6. Shape into balls and place on prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.
7. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown.
8. Remove to racks to cool completely.
9. Place chocolate chips and shortening in double boiler over boiling water.
10. Stir while heating until melted and smooth.
11. Remove from heat and continue to stir while it cools some more.
12. Dip half of cooled cookie in chocolate, scrape the excess off the bottom and place on wax paper to dry.
Original recipe called for microwaving the chocolate and shortening which does work. I just like the control of the double boiler better.
I have made these buy just throwing in the unmelted chocolate chips with the cereal and omitting the shortening. They were good but the were much richer and more impressive to look at and eat when dipped in the melted chocolate.
People in ED went crazy over them though no one could guess they had Cocoa Puffs in them. I tripled the batch for ED.