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Cracker Jack Cookies I Recipe

Cracker Jack Cookies I

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"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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Original recipe makes 6 dozen Change Servings
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 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!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 23, 2010

Hubby liked them, said they were very good. I liked them. Baked them on parchment paper for easy clean up, for 7 mins.

 

22 Ratings

Sep 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.

 
Jun 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!

 
Jun 11, 2007

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!

 
Mar 23, 2004

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!

 
Dec 13, 2003

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

 
Aug 16, 2008

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!!!!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 165 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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