These cookies are loaded with special treats such as, crispy rice cereal, oatmeal, candy coated chocolate pieces (M&Ms), peanuts, coconut, raisins and white chocolate chips. A wonderful chewy cookie that is great for packing in lunches or taking to a family gathering. You can choose other combinations of dried fruit, nuts and candy pieces. This recipe makes great gifts to share and easy to make.
I stopped buying cookies because they all seemed to be dry or stale tasting to me. I bought from different stores and different brands, but they are all like that. I also noticed that the cookie section in my local grocery stores have gotten smaller. People must not be buying as many cookies and baking more.
- 1 cup margarine or butter (2 sticks) soften
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup uncooked oatmeal
- 2 cups rice crispy cereal
- 1/2 cup flaked coconut
- 1 cup chopped peanuts
- 2 cups candy coated chocolate pieces
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment or vegetable spray.
Cream margarine, sugar, brown, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl on medium speed until fluffy. In the mean time sift flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder together. Add dry mixture a third at a time to the creamed mixture beating after each time. Stir in by hand the rest of the ingredients until blended. Drop by rounded tablespoonful on cookie sheet 2 inches apart. The cookies will spread while baking. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on cookie rack and store in air tight container.