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Crispy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Crispy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I am always on the lookout for new cookie recipes. Awhile ago, I saw a couple of cookie recipes that used crisped rice cereal. I love cereal and cookies so why not enjoy them together?I started with my favorite oatmeal chocolate chip recipe. I stirred in Rice Krispies and waited to hear the snap, crackle, and pop. I was a little disappointed, there was no sound coming from my cookie dough. I guess I needed to add milk, but I didn’t want a soggy dough, so I pressed forward:)

The cookies baked up nicely. I really liked the added crisp from the cereal. They were a fun addition! I am glad I tried them. And since there is cereal involved go ahead and eat these for breakfast, I won’t tell:)

Crispy Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with a crispy surprise!


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup old fashioned oats
1 1/4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
1 cup chocolate chips


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Combine butter and sugars in your mixing bowl. Beat until smooth. On low, add in egg and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.

2. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Stir in the oats, chocolate chips, and cereal. Don't over mix. You don't want to crush the cereal too much.

3. Scoop dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with Silpats or parchment. Bake for 10-12 minutes! Allow to cool for a minute on the cookie sheet. Move to a cooling rack and enjoy.

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70 Responses to “Crispy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies”

  1. Erica — June 23, 2009 @ 5:09 am

    SO fun! I love the addition of the krispies!! This would be so fun to make with kiddos.

  2. Melissa — June 23, 2009 @ 5:31 am

    I would so eat these for breakfast! :) I've never seen cookies with rice crispies in ,but that's brilliant. They look scrumptious!

  3. Jessica — June 23, 2009 @ 5:44 am

    These looks so good! I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and the rice krispie addition sounds amazing. I don't know if I'll eat them for breakfast but I'm definitely going to make some!

  4. kat — June 23, 2009 @ 5:57 am

    What a great idea for some added texture!

  5. Tracy — June 23, 2009 @ 6:04 am

    Mmm, I love crispy chocolate. And I'd definitely eat these for breakfast. 😉

  6. Donna-FFW — June 23, 2009 @ 6:23 am

    Maria- These sound delightful. Love the addition of the krispies!

  7. Happy cook — June 23, 2009 @ 6:23 am

    Wow these cookies look so so good.

  8. Manggy — June 23, 2009 @ 6:29 am

    Ah, so it's a chewy cookie with some crispy mixed in? That is genius! And of course, how can you go wrong with choc chip? 😉

  9. stephchows — June 23, 2009 @ 6:39 am

    mmmmm what a fun idea! I just made oatmeal raisin cookies and posted about them today :)

  10. Culinary Wannabe — June 23, 2009 @ 6:43 am

    What a great idea! I had cookies this past weekend that had fruity pebbles and marshmallows in them and they were so amazing.

  11. Debbie — June 23, 2009 @ 6:43 am

    Love the addition of Rice Krispies!! These sound so good..

  12. Sara — June 23, 2009 @ 7:07 am

    Yum, these look and sound great! Love the addition of rice crispies. I bet the texture is great!

  13. Tracey — June 23, 2009 @ 7:07 am

    Cereal in cookies? Terrific idea! I will definitely try these!

  14. Leslie — June 23, 2009 @ 7:24 am

    WHAT?? no noise from the cereal..that is no fun! But the cookies look yummy

  15. Sandie — June 23, 2009 @ 7:39 am

    I like the use of Rice Krispies cereal in various things—love their subtle crunch. Which reminds me of a recipe I need to make (right after I try these cookies, that is). Thanks for the craving & the inspiration!

  16. Gaby — June 23, 2009 @ 8:01 am

    my fav… I just love cookies. The only thing is when they are in my house I just have no self control and I can't stop from eating like 10 a day… whoops!

  17. CB — June 23, 2009 @ 8:18 am

    Why do you mock me with your cookies? haha. Just kidding. I bet the rice krispies were fun!

  18. Rosa's Yummy Yums — June 23, 2009 @ 8:24 am

    What exquisite cookies, yummy!



  19. Maria — June 23, 2009 @ 8:29 am

    Thanks all!

    StephChows-Saw your cookies, will have to make those soon!

    Gaby-That is why we share our baked goods. If they are on the counter, I will eat them:)

    CB-No mocking, just letting you know that cookies are the best..ha!

  20. Robin Sue — June 23, 2009 @ 8:33 am

    Great idea to add the cereal. I do like a little crispy texture to my cookies too!

  21. finsmom — June 23, 2009 @ 8:48 am

    I love using cereal in cookies – gives them a nice crunch, as well as a nutritional boost. Yours looks fantastic!

  22. Mary — June 23, 2009 @ 11:36 am

    Your cookies, as always, sound just delicious. It's hard to beat that combination.

  23. Grace — June 23, 2009 @ 12:24 pm

    i like me some crispy cookies! if i wanted something cakey, i'd eat cake. :)

  24. Monica H — June 23, 2009 @ 1:27 pm

    Cookies for breakfast? I'm in!

    Your father's day post was lovely as well. You and your dad are so cute.

  25. Barbara Bakes — June 23, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

    This is a fun idea, kind of a cross between cookie!

  26. pinkstripes — June 23, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

    Your cookies look great! I made waffles with rice crispies once and they were great b/c they stayed crispy!

  27. Katrina — June 23, 2009 @ 2:25 pm

    Crunch, crunch! Love the added krispies! Mmm, breakfast! I love me a ccc!

  28. Coach J — June 23, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

    Oh my goodness, these sound awesome. What if I added Coco-Krispies? Hmm….

  29. Esi — June 23, 2009 @ 6:19 pm

    My coworker and I were just having a conversation about cookies and how they can be so addictive. I don't think these would last long between the two of us…

  30. CookiePie — June 23, 2009 @ 6:21 pm

    I love the idea of adding rice krispies to cookies – so fun!!

  31. Burp and Slurp~! — June 23, 2009 @ 6:30 pm

    cereal in cookies? Best of both worlds! YUM!

  32. Jamie — June 23, 2009 @ 7:15 pm

    Wow…these look scrumptious!

  33. Claire — June 23, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

    I made a recipe like this and LOVED it! In fact, when I took it with me on call one of the other students at the whole batch (minus about 8 cookies). :-)

  34. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — June 23, 2009 @ 8:11 pm

    Wow – these look great! I can honestly say I have never had chocolate oatmeal cookies with rice krispies before… but they sound delicious!

  35. Kerstin — June 23, 2009 @ 8:44 pm

    What a unique recipe, they look delicious!

  36. Liz — June 23, 2009 @ 10:22 pm

    Nice! The cereal makes this a health food, right?

    I think it was Cook's Illustrated that went searching for the best waffle recipe, and their final winner included rice crispies in the batter–to give the waffles a light and airy crunch.

  37. Bridgett — June 23, 2009 @ 11:35 pm

    So yummy! I am going to give these a try with the rice crispies. These look and sound addictive.

  38. Teanna DiMicco — June 24, 2009 @ 7:53 am

    You make the BEST COOKIES EVER! I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and can you believe that I have never tried to make them!? That needs to change!

  39. Erica — June 24, 2009 @ 8:09 am

    Yes! Jay Robb Protein. I like the egg white powder. I have a discount coupon up on my blog-

  40. Megan — June 24, 2009 @ 8:39 am

    A breakfast of champions indeed! The snap, crackle and pop come when you dip them in milk, right?

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