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Cracker Jack Cookies I

Cracker Jack Cookies I

Juanita Peek

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

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Nutrition

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  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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quiet_place
12
6/17/2006

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 out flat. I'll try that next time. I did try the first batch without coconut (half the family doesn't like it). I added it in before I baked the next batch and was convinced the coconut is vital. It holds together better and gives it great texture. Everyone loved the taste. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

MyVintageMommy
11
9/17/2007

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. A great salty/sweet, chewy yet crunchy combo. Made just as directed. Excellent.

Shelly
11
6/12/2006

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 for 9 minutes was about perfect. Oh, and these spread (a lot!) while baking, so make sure to space them plenty far apart! I added a bag of butterscotch chips instead of the nuts and mmmmmmmmm!