I was on the Upper West Side dog sitting (for Ice, see below) this past weekend and my baking was called upon for a bar birthday get together. I wasn’t in my own kitchen to bake, so I peeked around and came up with a stash of Hershey kisses and a box of Cocoa Krispies. I found a recipe online for Cocoa Krispy cookies and ran with it.
I’m calling these “Dirty Mikes” because
A. the birthday guy was named Mike and if you knew him you’d get it,
B. and because you could really put whatever you have laying around the kitchen in them. I think these would be interchangeable with nuts, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, crushed potato chips, maybe even Cap’n Crunch. Heck, why not.
These cookies have a really nice crunch because of the cereal addition. Nicole I’m sorry you didn’t get to eat any
*I also didn’t have my camera with me so these were all taken on my iphone 5
Anything Goes Cookies or “Dirty Mikes”
inspired by Group Recipes
- 1 stick butter (room temp)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup Cocoa Krispies cereal (these last two ingredients you can alter depending on what you have on hand)
- 1 cup chopped chocolate chips (I only had hershey kisses so I chopped about a cup of those up)
- * you could also try adding 1 cup crushed potato chips, shredded coconut, pecans or nuts, chopped Milk Duds .. experiment deliciously!
Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare cookie sheet with non-stick spray or line with parchment paper
Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
In a separate bowl, mix flours with baking soda. Slowly add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Mix well. Using a wooden spoon, fold in cereal. Do not over mix.
Form tablespoons of mix into balls by hand and drop onto cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake about 12 minutes, until bottoms are golden brown. I cooked for about 12-14, i still wanted a little chewy, the cereal provides the crunch. Transfer to cooling rack.