Backpack Cookies

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.

Backpack Cookies

  • Servings: 48 servings
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 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.

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Backpack-ha-ha they wouldn’t make it out my door before they would be gone! Looks delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      The cookie keeps really well if you can keep from eating them up right away. Thanks for your comment.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. AJ says:

    Look good! Nothing beats homemade baking!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      Finding the time to bake is the hard part. Thanks for stopping in.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. AJ says:

        I can find the time, but finding the willpower not to eat it all is my problem!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Sophie says:

    Fabulous cookies!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. trkingmomoe says:

      They didn’t last long because everyone could not stop eating them. Thanks for your likes and comments.


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