Monday, October 24, 2011

Cracker Jack Cookies--A World Series Treat!

When you think Baseball, you automatically think Cracker Jacks.  If you think munching on that yummy caramel corn is delicious during a game, then try a Cracker Jack Cookie.  The cookies themselves don't actually contain Cracker Jacks, or popcorn for that matter.  However, they are a  chewy, rich, golden cookie that get a great crunch from oats and puffed rice cereal.  The best part?  They really do taste like a sweet, caramel Cracker Jack treat.  It's my understanding that the origin of this recipe has been around for many years, dating back to the 1930's.  It's quite possible since Rice Krispies were introduced to the public by Kellogg's in 1928.  I can't believe in all of my baseball-watching years, these tasty treats have eluded me.  Until now.  I made up a big batch and gave some to the neighbors to munch on during the games.  Baseball is a BIG DEAL around here.  Enjoy them while you're rooting for your favorite team.  I guarantee your fans will be running for more during the seventh inning stretch!
Root Root Root For The Home Team!

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Cream together butter and sugars.
Add eggs.
Add vanilla.
Sift dry ingredients together,
and add to creamed mixture.
Add coconut.
Add oats and puffed rice cereal.
Drop by generous spoonfuls onto
greased baking sheets and bake
approximately 12 minutes.
Serve Up A Home Run!

Cracker Jack Cookies

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup coconut
2 cups oats
2 cups puffed rice cereal

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the sugars and butter.  Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well.  Sift together the flour, baking soda and baking powder.  Add to creamed mixture.  Once flour mixture is incorporated, let stand a few minutes.  Then add coconut, oats and cereal.  Drop by generous teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet.  Bake approximately 12 minutes, until light golden.  Let cool two minutes on baking sheet before removing to cooling rack.

Prep Time:  Approximately 20 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 12 minutes

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