Cracker Jack Cookies I

Cracker Jack Cookies I


"This is a very old recipe from at least the 30's. The name comes from the old expression meaning 'great'."


servings 186 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 165 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, stir into the creamed mixture. Gently stir in the oatmeal, coconut, rice cereal and chopped peanuts, try not to pulverize the rice cereal.
  3. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.
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  1. 23 Ratings


Great cookie! Chewy with a bit of crunch from the peanuts. Mine turned out a little thin, but I didn't have real butter. A friend suggested using a little less butter when a cookie recipe turns ...

Well when I first tried these I thought they were pretty good but then I found myself going back for more and more. Positively addictive! I had to bring them to work to get the away from me. ...

Yum! These are soo good! I did have to adjust the baking time and oven temp though. The first batch set off the smoke alarms! I think I finally got it right by the 3rd batch. 325 degrees fo...

These cookies were quite tasty! I made them without the peanuts because I didn't have any at the time. My husband took half of them to work and everyone at his work wanted the recipe!

Try this cookie with macadamia nuts! Make sure you cook the cookies for the 12 min. until they are dark golden brown (if you want crispiness) - which to me tastes better than chewy!

these cookies didn't yet get the recognition they deserve. my husbands comment: "perfect!"

Very good cookies, all I did diffrent was to add pecans. Husband said he could eat them all with a big glass of milk. They are chewy but crunchy, GREAT!!!!

Cookies are very good, although the added coconut only added fat and not too much flavor. I also left out the nuts, and they turned out just fine, nice and chewy!

really good. Shared some with the neighbor and had to give her the recipe!