Rice Krispie Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, chewy, and have a little extra crunch! Adding rice krispie cereal to chocolate chip cookies is such a good idea – you’ll never want to eat them without that extra addition again!
I love chocolate chip cookies. I make a lot of treats, but I think my favorite is still just good ol’ chocolate chip cookies. Warm, straight out of the oven, of course! I’ve never added rice krispies to my chocolate chip cookies before, but I saw another cookie recipe that had rice krispies listed as an ingredient so I decided to try it out.
Rice Krispie Cookies Recipe
The rice krispies really don’t change the flavor at all, but they add a crunchiness that is absolutely incredible. I love the consistency of these cookies. The cookies are super soft, just the way I like them, but the cereal adds a little bit of crispiness that is so good!
These cookies also have oats in them which I really like too – between the oats and the rice krispies, there are a lot of textures that work so well in a cookie. I promise that you’ll love ’em too!
Why This Recipe Works
- No dough chilling is needed. This cookie dough requires no chilling at all, meaning you can start the recipe now and have a warm cookie in your mouth in just minutes flat.
- Basic ingredients. The ingredients to make these chocolate chip cookies may be different than the norm but they are all still very simple and basic pantry staple ingredients that you may already have on hand.
- Easy to follow steps. This cookie recipe is perfect for any at home baker because the steps are so simple. All you have to do is mix, combine, scoop and bake.
Ingredients in Rice Krispie Chocolate Chip Cookies
Butter – You will need 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter. Make sure the butter is softened to room temperature before adding to the recipe.
Sugar: Use 1 cup of brown sugar and 1 cup of granulated sugar to make the cookies sweet and chewy. For best results, make sure the brown sugar is fresh and soft.
Vanilla: Two teaspoons of vanilla extract adds a lot of flavor to the cookies. The higher the quality of the vanilla, the better!
Eggs – The recipe calls for 2 large eggs to bind everything together.
Flour: The base of the cookie dough is 2 cups of all-purpose flour.
Leavening agents: To make the cookies puff up and rise as they bake, use 1 teaspoon each of baking powder and baking soda.
Oats – Old-fashioned oats are definitely the best option for these cookies, but you can use quick oats if that’s all you have on hand.
Cereal: 2 cups of Rice Krispie cereal are what will give them their signature crispiness.
Chocolate chips: Add in 1-2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips depending on how much chocolate you want in every cookie. Mini chocolate chips work great too!
How to make Rice Krispie Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Prepare a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
Mix dry ingredients
Mix the flour, baking powder, and baking soda together in a bowl and set aside.
Mix wet ingredients
In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar for about 2-3 minutes with an electric mixer.
Add the eggs and vanilla and mix for 2 more minutes.
Combine wet and dry
Add the flour mixture and just mix enough to combine everything.
Stir in the oats, cereal, and chocolate chips with a large spoon.
Use a cookie scoop to scoop the dough onto a prepared cookie sheet.
Bake for 9-10 minutes or until the edges start to turn a light golden brown.
Fun Variation Ideas
For added fun try using a different version of Rice Krispies like their colorful holiday cereals. This can add a festive touch without changing anything about this recipe. Chocolate rice krispies also work well! Another great idea is to swap out the chocolate chip for butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, or a combination of different chocolates.
How long are rice krispie chocolate chip cookies good for?
These cookies can be kept in an airtight container for up to 1 week at room temperature. For the best tasting results, I recommend eating them within 2-3 days.
Can I freeze crispy chocolate chip cookies?
Absolutely! You can keep your cookies frozen for up to 6 months in the freezer. Make sure to keep them stored in an airtight container to keep them fresh. If you freeze them flat on a baking sheet before putting them into the container, it will keep them from sticking together.
I prefer to freeze the dough so that I can bake a batch (or just one or two cookies) whenever I want warm, fresh cookies straight out of the oven! Just scoop the dough into balls and then place them on a baking sheet in the freezer for about an hour. Place the frozen balls into an airtight container or Ziplock bag in the freezer and pull out however many cookie dough balls you need when you are ready to bake. No need to thaw them before baking, but you may need to add 1-2 minutes on to the baking time.
How to Make Better cookies
A few tips and tricks to making better cookies every time!
Use an Electric Mixer for Even Mixing
It’s worth it to use an electric mixer! You can use a handheld one or a stand mixer; I prefer a stand mixer, but use what you have on hand.
Cream the Butter & Sugars for Longer
Spend a little extra time when you mix the butter and sugars. Creaming them together for 2-3 minutes will improve the consistency of your cookies.
Preheat the oven. This will help your cookies turn out right every time!
Cookie Scoops for Perfect Cookies
Use a cookie scoop! If you want all your cookies to be perfectly shaped and have them all be the same size, a cookie scoop is the way to go.
Make Sure your Cookies don’t Stick to the Pan!
Use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Doing this will make it really easy to remove the cookies from your cookie sheet so that you don’t have to scrape them off the pan – they will just slide right off in perfect shape!
Take them out of the oven Earlier
Make sure not to overbake your cookies. They may not even look totally done on the tops, but if the bottoms start to brown, I take mine out and they are perfect!
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Rice Krispie Chocolate Chip Cookies are full of oats, Rice Krispies, and chocolate chips. A deliciously crunchy variation on a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe!