Drum roll please.
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I love that name.
Another name that may be just as fitting could be Crackle Cookies, given that one of the ingredients is that old stand by cereal with Snap, Crackle, Pop. Remember that one?
This recipe for Big Cookies was submitted to Around the Table by Aunt Nancy, and I will be honest and admit that these are indeed the largest cookies I have ever made. I tend to make them smaller so that they will cook faster and subconsciously,I guess, so that I feel better about myself when I eat more than I should. I can just hear myself saying “At least they were small cookies, that couldn’t have been that many calories”
My daughter, Ali, was helping me and I left her in charge of spooning them onto the tray and although it went against my instincts when she dropped that enormous scoop of dough on the sheet, I let her do her thing. They came out perfect and I am glad I kept my mouth shut.
And you know what? I only ate 1 right out of the oven. I felt completely satisfied eating just 1 Big Cookie at least until after dinner when I ate just 1 more.
It makes me so happy that Ali enjoys baking as much as I do. It is quality time together listening to her play list and enjoying each other’s company while we work. Research shows that children are more open to tasting new foods when they help prepare them. It is also a great way to introduce kids to taking on a little responsibility in helping the family unit.
My older daughter Mia has become very skilled in the kitchen as well. As a college student living in an apartment, she was forced to learn cook and she discovered she enjoys it tremendously. The fact that she is vegetarian complicates things since the rest of us are not. I don’t always make completely vegetarian meals but she does not get annoyed with me, she just looks to see what is available starts chopping and turns on the stove.
It warms my heart that I can share the family cookbook and the fun stories collected with the recipes and pass the love of food and cooking onto my kids.
Not hard to do when we sit down to a plate of Big Cookies and a glass of milk. These are so good and a nice change from the usual batch of plain ol’ chocolate chip. There are chocolate chips in these cookies but when you get that snap, crackle, pop reaction in your mouth, you cannot help but nod your head and smile.
Give these Big Cookies a try leave me a comment to tell me how you many you ate fresh out of the oven.
- April 25, 2020
- 4 Dozen
- 45 min
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- 2 c margarine or butter
- 2 c brown sugar
- 2 c white sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 t vanilla
- 4 c flour
- 2 t salt
- 2 t baking soda
- 2 t baking powder
- 2 c Rice Krispies Cereal
- 1 (12 oz) package chocolate chips
- Step 1
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Step 2
- Cream butter/margarine with sugars until smooth. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined
- Step 3
- Combine dry ingredients and blend well then add to butter mixture and mix til well combined. Add Rice Krispies and chips and mix well
- Step 4
- Use tablespoon to drop dough onto greased cookie sheet, or use parchment to cover sheet for easy clean up and bake for 12 minutes.