Thursday, August 26, 2010

Chocolate Chip Rice Crispy Cookie

I worked in a bakery in high school, with occasional appearances in college.  I never baked anything [I would've burned that place down] but worked the counters selling stuff. Even though I have the worst sweet tooth, I have a hard time going into any bakery because of its cloyingly sweet smell.  Oh, the dilemma - The need for sweet vs the smell of a bakery.  That's probably why I started baking so much more on my own.

There was one cookie that I loved above all the cookies they had that would still cause me to return to the bakery every so often.  The Chocolate Chip Rice Crispy Cookie.  Throughout the years, I'd try to re-create the cookie using recipes that I found or basic chocolate chip cookie recipes - none of it was quite right.  It was always a little too fluffy, too sweet, too bland.  I don't know why it took me so long to figure out what I was doing wrong [brown sugar...less flour, etc] but finally it hit me like a ton of bricks.  The perfect Chocolate Chip Rice Crispy Cookie.  It's not exact but with the Sucanat sugar, it's got this whole new dimension of rich flavor...I think I like it even more!

Chocolate Chip Rice Crispy Cookie
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cups sucanat sugar [or brown sugar]
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

2 cups puffed rice cereal [or cocoa crispies]
6 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cream together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract until well combined.  Add flour to mixture.  Fold in puffed rice cereal gently so as not to break up the puffs.  Incorporate chocolate chips.

Bake for 10 - 15 minutes.


  1. I can't wait to make these! They look amazing! I am always up for cookies:)

  2. I could go for one of those right now.

    Did you work at Grace's?

  3. Thanks for sharing your cook recipe! :o)

  4. Marla - Please do and let me know how it turns out for you!! I'm thinking about cutting back on the sugar next time I do it...

    Nikki - No WAY!! I was an Angel Maid girl all the way! :)

    Jason - enjoy!!!

  5. Hi Jen,

    I made these last night for about 6 teenage boys (yeah, I doubled the recipe!!)At the end of the night Matt says "Uh Mom what do I put the rest of the cookies in?" I told him to use one of our large cookie containers. He replied "uh, there are only three left"!!! SCORE!!!!

  6. Nancy: Oh, YAY!!! I'm so glad!! another thing you can use is the Cocoa Krispies!! those are even BETTER!!!

  7. I vote for using the choco crispies just because, you know, I really have to side with more chocolate.

  8. These were yummy, Jenny! All who have come through the Fujitani household and tried them have concurred.

  9. i don't even eat cocoa krispies, but the thought of that version is making my mouth water!

  10. Ooh, that crispy crunch sounds really great. Sometimes you have to try, try, try again with new recipes until you get it.

  11. E: thanks for choking it down! ;)

    j: it really is SO good!!

    DD: tell me about it!! i had a mental brain block, apparently! :)


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