Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The fastest, easiest homemade cookie

It's hard for me to believe that the Super Bowl is right around the corner.  How is the time flying by so fast?

We love to host Super Bowl parties at our house, but I don't do elaborate decorating of any kind; I just let the game and the food take center stage.  I like to serve foods that can be eaten without utensils, so cookies are my desserts of choice.

Usually I'll make brownies and chocolate chip cookies, but I like to include an option without chocolate as well.  My favorite is a recipe that I began making years ago, when my boys were very small.  The original recipe had a name, but I've long since forgotten it--because my boys always called them "World's Fastest Cookies."  Seriously, it takes longer to measure out the ingredients than it does to make the cookies!

Here's the recipe:

World's Fastest Cookies

1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cups corn flakes
1 1/4 cups crispy rice cereal
 (or use 2 1/2 cups of either cereal)

Bring the syrup and sugar to boil in a saucepan. Don't cook; just bring to a boil so the sugar can melt. Remove from heat. Mix in peanut butter; stir until smooth. Mix in cereal. Quickly drop by spoonful onto wax paper. Cool. Makes 2 1/2 - 3 dozen.

TIP:  Spray your measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray before measuring corn syrup and peanut butter.  Those sticky substances will slide right out!

These are so yummy! They're always a crowd-pleaser, and believe me, I've made them for many crowds!

And if you have a handy beagle, she'll be glad to clean the pan for you.

Have any game-day recipes that you're willing to share?  I'd love to see them!


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

They sound sooooooo good!!

Kari said...

My grandma made this exact recipe only with Special K cereal.
So good!!

Debby Ray said...

Mmmm...they certainly do look and sound delish! I see your sweet beagle agrees :)

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

They do look easy and quick - and also tasty! Your pooch seems to agree!

Mary said...

That sounds like something my family would really like!

Susan Godfrey said...

These sound so good! I love quick and easy recipes like this (especially for sweets!) Thanks for sharing, I'm pinning & sharing!

Susan Godfrey

Mary said...

Just tried it. They really ARE the World's Fastest Cookies!! And, they're delicious! Thank you! :)

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