There are too many things going on with these cookies to give them a proper name, so instead I will name them by their purpose: to celebrate SMU Homecoming.
We had a huge party at our house last weekend for my husband's 10 year reunion for SMU. John was in charge of the beer and jello shots, and I named myself the Snack Captain. Every party needs good snacks. Unfortunately, I think the beer took center stage at this party (as evidenced in the photo below):
It's hard to upstage a mug of beer that big, but I made a very solid attempt. I wanted to make some delicious cookies with an SMU theme, but I didn't really have time for frosting and extreme decorating. I went to the SMU bookstore for some ideas, and proceeded to get absolutely ROBBED on several packages of red and blue M&Ms. It couldn't possibly be that expensive to sort out those colors. But, in desperate situations people will do foolish things. So I bought 8 packs of the million dollar M&Ms and proceeded from there.
These cookies have a lot of good stuff in them. They are chewy from the oatmeal and excessive flour, but crispy from the Rice Krispies. They are fun, chocolatey, butterscotch-y, and original. Change up the M&M color and you could make them for any themed party....although I recommend doing the color sorting yourself to save thousands of dollars.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup butter flavored Crisco
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 4 1/4 cups sifted flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 pkg. semi sweet chocolate chips
- 1 pkg. butterscotch chips
- 2 cups oatmeal
- 2 cups Rice Krispies
- M&M's of choice
WARNING: this recipe makes a million cookies. More like 60, actually...but you may want to halve it if you don't want to be stuck at the oven for 3 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter and sugars together in the bowl of a standing mixer. Add the eggs, one at a time. Add the vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, soda, and powder. Slowly add to the sugar mixture. Add the chips and oatmeal, then turn off the mixer. Stir in the rice krispies and M&Ms by hand.
Drop the cookie dough on a greased cookie sheet, and bake for about 12 minutes. Take out before completely set - this will keep them chewy!
Labels: Baked, cookies