Butterscotch Cookies With Rice Krispies

Butterscotch Cookies With Rice Krispies

It’s nice to be back in my own kitchen.

Tonight I’m feeling a little off, I’ve had this lightheadedness going on ever since I started taking Claritin last week. I knew I wanted to make cookies the kids would like, but since I’m still feeling dizzy, I also wanted to keep it simple. No batches that take hours to get through, no piles of ingredients that take forever to clean up, just some simple cookies I’ve never made before with something to pique my interest.

Rice Krispies in a cookie with butterscotch chips seemed like a good way to go.

The recipe started with butter & sugar, but I’m recovering from a vacation where it was next to impossible to count Weight Watchers points, so I thought I’d do what I could to lighten this up. Instead of half a cup of butter, I used a quarter cup and then added an eighth of a cup of yogurt…always a challenge when the smallest measuring cup I have is twice the size of what I need.


I didn’t have to worry about the texture at all, once I got it into the mixer with the butter and sugar, it looked just the way it was supposed to. Fluffy!

butter yogurt sugar

I added two eggs and vanilla.

eggs and vanilla

Then I added the dry ingredients: salt, baking soda, and flour (whole wheat white).

added dry ingredients

Then it was time for the Rice Krispies, an interesting choice. Of course the recipe called for “crisp rice cereal” but I knew what it meant. In went two cups.

Rice Krispies

I decided to mix them in by hand, folding rather than beating. It was also time to add the butterscotch chips.

butterscotch chips

Sadly it was also time to knock some of the Rice Krispies and butterscotch chips out of the bowl onto the counter. D’oh.


It was actually worse than it looked, but it wasn’t really any of the flour, so it was easy enough to clean up.

Anyway it all looked pretty good once it was all mixed together.


It tasted good too, but I knew even then that the recipe had too much sugar in it. There are worse things.

I used the cookie scoop to keep the size as uniform as possible.

cookies on tray

The recipe said it would make 24 cookies and I knew I was getting a lot more than that, so I set the timer for 10 minutes instead of the 12 suggested. Good call.


butterscotch cookies


Too sweet, unfortunately, but just by a little. I’m thinking next time I’ll cut the sugar down to 3/4 of a cup, maybe 2/3, but the yogurt swap went perfectly and the cookies are still pretty delicious. I think the kids will approve.



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