Oatmeal & Rice Krispie Cookies are the perfect mix of cookie and crunch!
I love a cookie that has a crunch! This cookie recipe combines the great taste of oatmeal with my favorite crispy cereal.
Amanda, a dear friend of mine, grew up making these cookies with her grandma and she still cherishes making them today. They were always her cookie of choice whenever she had to take anything for school functions or parties. I hope that you enjoy them as much as we have over the years.
What Add-Ins Are Suggested For These Cookies?
If you want to try and mix it up, try adding these items of a different flavor:
- Chocolate Chips
- Butterscotch Chips
If you choose to add Coconut, I suggest following Kim’s recommendation. Lower the amount of Rice Krispie cereal to one cup and add one cup of coconut.
Don’t forget the glass of milk with these cookies. They go perfectly together.
Can I Use Quick Oats For Baking Cookies
Most of the time, regular rolled oats and quick oats are interchangeable unless a recipe specifically states which ones to use. If the recipe states rolled oats, do not substitute with quick oats.
I suggest using regular rolled oats for these oatmeal rice krispie cookies.
The main difference between the rolled and quick is that the quick oats have been broken down into smaller pieces and they tend to have more oatmeal dust. If you choose to use quick oats, just know that it will not yield the same texture as an oatmeal cookie made with rolled oats.
There is another type of oatmeal, steel-cut. Do not use this type of oatmeal for baking. It requires a longer cook time and is much better for a breakfast meal.
How To Bake Oatmeal Rice Krispie Cookies in a Convection Oven
Set your convection oven to 325 degrees and bake for approximately 12 minutes.
Oatmeal & Rice Krispie Cookies Recipe
- 1/2 cup Shortening
- 1/2 cup Butter softened
- 1 cup White Sugar
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Eggs beaten
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 2 cup Flour sifted
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 2 cup Rolled Oats
- 2 cup Rice Krispie Cereal
- Cream shortening, butter, brown sugar, and white sugar.
- Add in the eggs and vanilla, mix until well blended.
- Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
- Stir in Oats and Rice Krispies by hand.
- Using a spoon, drop about a teaspoon of dough onto a cookie sheet
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.