November 16, 2000 at 6:40 PM CST - Updated June 27 at 12:14 AM
I love to cook. I only wish I had more time to spend in the kitchen. I'm the "Mrs. Field" of our newsroom. I like to make cookie recipes up and try them on my co-workers. If they live until the next day, I know I have a winner! Here is one recipe I enjoy. Look for several more cookie recipes in the complete KFVS12 Holiday Food Guide --- some made up and some stolen! I'm not telling which is which! Happy holidays!
3/4 cup butter-flavored Crisco
1 1/4 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tbsp. vanilla
2 tbsp. milk
1 egg (or egg substitute)
1 3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup mini M&M's
1 cup Rice Krispies cereal (or oatmeal)
Beat Crisco until light and creamy. Add brown sugar, vanilla and milk and beat until fluffy. Add egg and continue beating.
In a smaller bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add to Crisco mixture, beating all the time. Add Rice Krispies cereal, beating until just blended. Add chocolate chips and m&m's. Mix until blended.
Drop by rounded tablespoons on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown. Yield: 3 dozen.