Wednesday, October 10, 2012

oatmeal cookies with rice krispies, coconut, pecan + marshmallow

true or false.

i feel weird and guilty about all the nothing that has been going on here in the past couple weeks. true.
i'm still figuring out my strange technology limbo situation. true. ugh.

i dropped my phone on my face again, and this time, it rather flung into my face leaving me with an actual black eye. not false.

23 was a good year. true.
23 was the best year ever, golden year for sure. false.

i've played it cool with my black eye and led some people to believe i was in a girl brawl. false.

speaking of black eyes, concord grapes brighten my day. true.

cookie dough is an artform, a raw, gooey artform.
it's an obsession, it's comfort, it's ruining my appetite for dinner.
all true.

i made these cookies with a lot of things in them.

sometimes i can't keep it simple. i don't care. i don't want to. i want to take my grandma's cookies, and make them more trashy.

rice krispies. oats. coconut. pecans. marshmallows.

thin and chewy, with a pleasant crunch from the krispies.
do you see those crispy caramelized edges? they taste like a caramelized rice krispy treat.

for me, these are as addictive as it gets.
i didn't eat the dough for breakfast with coffee. false.
i love them so much more than any plain jane oatmeal cookie. true.

and when they were all gone, rice krispy treats is the right thing to do. (true to the true.)

Oatmeal Cookies with Rice Krispy, Coconut, Pecan, and Marshmallow
adapted from my grandma

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups rice krispies
1 cup coconut
1 cup toasted pecans, chopped
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows, chilled in the freezer 

preheat oven to 350 degreesF. line baking sheets with parchment paper or grease with nonstick spray. combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. cream butter and both sugars til fluffy. add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. then beat in the vanilla. add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. stir in the oats, rice krispies, coconut, pecans, and marshmallows. chill the dough in the refrigerator or immediately scoop tablespoons of the dough onto prepared baking sheets and bake for about 10-12 minutes. 


  1. I've made these cookies three times. They're perfect, my new faves. Everybody I've shared them with loves them. Ive even put 1/2 the batter in the fridge and didnt bake them for a day or so. Very yummy.