Saturday, May 8, 2010

Peanut Butter Chippers

1/2 c. butter
1/3 c. peanut butter
2/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 t. vanilla
1 c. flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
2 c. Rick Krispies
1 c. chocolate chips

Cream butter, peanut butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Mix until thoroughly blended. Combine flour, baking soda and salt and add to mixture. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and Rice Krispies. (Don't mix them too long or the Rice Krispies will turn to dust.) Drop onto greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

From whence it came: This recipe came from a church cookbook, and in my opinion you just can't beat church cookbooks. Everyone posts their very best recipes because no one wants to be known as the person who posted that yucky recipe! Everyone, that is, except the person who in a church cookbook once posted the yuckiest meatloaf recipe of all time. I can't remember that person's name, I have blocked it from my phych-e, but whoever they are, they have a rotten meatloaf recipe on their hands! I made it years ago and barely lived to tell about it. I wrote the word YUCK in the cookbook next to the recipe so I would never make that mistake again. Anywho, a great gal who has a reputation as a fabulous cook gets the credit for this cookie recipe, and trust me, it's far from yucky. Barbara Davis is the generous soul who shared this one and when you make them you'll want to thank her personally. She and her husband, Bob, are two very kind and generous souls. I've heard from many people how good they are at reaching out and helping others. What a great thing to be known for! And then to be known as a great cook on top of it, well, that's pretty wonderful! Thanks for sharing this great recipe, Barbara. And more importantly, thanks to you and Bob for all you do for others!

Why it's blogable: People just love these cookies! The Rice Krispies are a great touch. They add a bit of crunch and with just a hint of peanut butter these cookies are super good! Today a bunch of us participated in Mormon Helping Hands, which was a service project where all the Mormons in the state of California (or at least most of us) gave four hours of service at the State Parks. Our ward painted a building at Guajome Lake Park right here in our own neighborhood. There were projects just like this one going on throughout the whole state today, and it felt good to be a part of the event. Why am I telling you this, you ask? Well, after we finished painting we had lunch and I brought these cookies and they were gobbled up before you could say lickety-split! Well, maybe before you could say lickety-split 100 times, but still, they were gobbled up fast. Go ahead and make 'em and watch 'em fly off the plate, you'll see what I'm talkin' about!

You simply must: Double the recipe! If you don't you'll be sorry and you'll be forced to get that good ol' Kitchenaid Mixer right back out and make another batch because one batch will never cut the mustard. It just won't. Double it! Oh, and I just remembered something. Years ago I doubled the recipe but didn't bake all the cookies and put some of the dough in the fridge for later. The Rice Krispies became a little soggy and the cookies weren't quite as good, so I recommend baking them all right away. And then sitting down and eating them all right away...with milk!

Hope you enjoy stirring it up!

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