Chow Mein Noodle Cookie Recipe -
Chow Mein Noodle Cookie Recipe

Chow Mein Noodle Cookie

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"An easy drop cookie, perfect for the holidays."

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Original recipe makes 36 cookies Change Servings


  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butterscotch chips over low heat, stirring constantly. Stir in chow mein noodles and peanuts.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto foil. Let stand until cool.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 26, 2005

What a great recipe! Easy and delicious! The only suggestion I have is to let the mixture cool slightly before dropping onto parchment paper - the mixture forms better shapes when cooler.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 10, 2011

I loved this cookie when growing up but we made 'Haystacks' with 1 cup of creamy peanut butter mixed into 2 cups of melted butterscotch chips. Then we used a combo of chow mein noodles and mini marshmallows mixed in and dropped on a cookie sheet. Chill for an hour and enjoy!

Dec 11, 2003

These are very easy. I added some peanut butter and marshmallows. This recipe is a keeper for my holiday baking.

May 20, 2007

It is kind of embarassing that this simple recipe is my husband's favorite of everything I make at Christmastime. He loves them, and I get lots of "yum!" comments from others too. I do add about 1 tb of vegetable shortening to the butterscotch chips to help them melt more smoothly (don't use butter or margarine, it could cause the chips to seize up).

Dec 10, 2003

This is truly an EASY, QUICK, and very tasty recipe. A hit with adults and kids alike. I prefer to make mine with 1/2 semi-sweet chocolate chips, and 1/2 butterscotch chips, rather than just the butterscotch. Try this combination next time for a really delicious sweet/salty/crunchy cookie!

Dec 17, 2010

These are awesome. I did have to add about 2-3TB of shortening (I used butter flavored) to the chips as I was melting them.

Nov 18, 2002

These are so quick and easy to make. The chocolate with the salt from the noodles and peanuts is the perfect combination!! My mom used to make these when I was younger and I loved them....YUMMY!!

Dec 15, 2010

these are yummy, but anyone saying they are easy must be doing it better than me i found these incredibly difficult---they stuck to everything (i'm going to have to take a jackhammer to my stovetop), clung to my fingers as i tried to push them off the spoon, and as soon as i mixed the peanuts and noodles into the melted butterscotch chips it all seized up into this hard lump! so i turned the heat up to melt them again and scorched the bottom of the lump...maybe i'm just not cut out to be a baker...did i mention that i burnt my fingers in the melted butterscotch?


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  • Calories
  • 125 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 32 mg
  • 1%

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

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