Fixin’ Cookies

Captain Crunch and Marshmallow Cookies

Captain Crunch and Marshmallow Cookies

I don’t buy much in the way of convenience food, so even when the pantry and fridge are bursting at the seams, my son is right when he says “Mooooom, there’s nothing to eat”–because although there may be 50 pounds of various meats in the fridge, and many assorted grains and veggies, he doesn’t cook. He CAN cook, but he simply chooses NOT to.

He is limited to the ramen noodles that I buy him by the case, which he WILL cook, and to cereal, which he never eats. 

What kind of kid doesn’t eat cereal?  And it’s not because I buy stuff like All-Bran and Granola, because I don’t. Cereal is the one thing that I buy the sugariest, most processed varieties, because, listen up:

“My name is Christine, and I am a junk cereal junky”

I don’t actually buy it often, because I know this about myself…..But…..I love, love, LOVE Captain Crunch, Apple Jacks, Fruity Pebbles, and Super Sugar Crisp. But the Captain is my favorite.  Regular. with Crunchberries. Peanut Butter Crunch. All of it. But the original is my personal Waterloo.  It is my favorite late night snack. I put it on my ice cream, and use it for the BEST fried shrimp and chicken tender breading you could ever eat. FOR REAL! Don’t believe me?  Check out my recipe for Captain Crunch Fried Shrimp by clicking RIGHT HERE.

I have long been daydreaming of making a cookie with Captain Crunch…Can you imagine how much crispy buttery goodness?

I finally went and bought the stuff, and also happened to notice that now they sell tiny Rolos and Snickers, about ½” in size—and wouldn’t those make great substitutes for chocolate chips?

So, last night I played with cookie dough…A lot.

I made one dough, and three different batches of cookies—Captain Crunch and Marshmallow, Rolo and Salted Pretzel, and Mini Snickers….

The Captain Crunch and Marshmallow, as predicted, are my FAVORITE new cookie…

Enjoy!

Fixin’  Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups “fixin’s” of your choice (see below for suggestions)

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugars until well mixed.  Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla.  In a medium bowl, mix together flour, salt and baking soda.  Add flour mixture to butter mixture, one half at a time, beating until well combined.  Carefully fold in your fixin’s.  Using either a 2” cookie dough scoop, or walnut size pieces of dough, drop rounds 3 inches apart onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake at 350* for 12-15 minutes (I like mine a little gooey, so I do 12)

Allow to cool on sheet for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Suggested Fixin’s

Captain Crunch and Marshmallow—fold in 1 ½ cups each of Captain Crunch cereal and miniature marshmallows

Rolo and Salted Pretzels—fold in 1 ½ cups crushed pretzel rods and tiny Rolo candies

Snickers—fold in three cups of tiny Snickers

Cracker Jack—fold in one cup each of kettle corn, peanuts, and toffee chips

 Try whatever you wish…if it sounds good, try it.  The worst case scenario is it doesn’t turn out.  Try something else.  Have fun.

PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD.

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12 Comments on “Fixin’ Cookies”

  1. 2013/05/03 at 1:43 am #

    Love how you give a template so people can make their own flavours! Obviously I can’t get Americsn cereals cheaply or easily here… But I’m already having a think about what British cereal I could sub for it to try it out 🙂

    • 2013/05/03 at 9:32 am #

      So many cereals wold work..Granola would be nice and crunchy, and may include dried fruit bits. Any sort of sweetened flake cereal would work nicely…And you know what else? Crushed potato chips–crisps as you call them…Very nice to add that salty crunch to the sweet cookie base…

  2. 2013/05/03 at 3:05 am #

    This is obscenely wonderful!

    I’m 100% with you on the junk cereal obsession. Trouble is, they just don’t make junk cereal as good in England…

  3. 2013/05/03 at 7:35 am #

    I am with you on the cereal (which is why I just don’t buy cereal). THESE COOKIES LOOK CRAAAZY GOOD!!!

    • 2013/05/03 at 9:30 am #

      What is it about cereal???

      • 2013/05/03 at 9:57 am #

        I dunnoooo, the good for you kinds just are awful but like captain crunch and lucky charms are just the shiznit

  4. 2013/05/05 at 8:12 am #

    I’m with you on everything but Apple Jacks. Can’t stand ’em.

  5. 2013/05/05 at 9:03 pm #

    You always make me so hungry and tempt me to cook/bake again. 😀

  6. 2013/05/06 at 4:53 pm #

    I love how people think there is nothing to eat when the fridge is bursting. Society is so spoiled with instant gratification food.

  7. 2013/05/09 at 6:49 pm #

    My husband loves the Cap’n. I’ll have to try this recipe.

  8. 2013/05/15 at 12:40 pm #

    What fun. I haven’t tried a new cookie recipe in years. Always the tried and true. I’m going to have to gives these a whirl. How creative. Yummmmm.

  9. 2013/06/26 at 11:16 pm #

    Have you ever made gluten free cookies? I’ve been looking for a great recipe. Great blog. I have a fashion blog you may enjoy. Come checkout my fashion culture at http://www.jaxcouture.com and http://www.blondibeach.com xoxo, Jax

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