So we’ve established that cookies are just about my favorite thing ever, right? Ok, just making sure. Without cookies the world would be such a boring place, but luckily that’s not the case. I was feeling creative the other day and decided to make the ultimate nostalgic cookie by combining two things I really, really love: cookies and Rice Krispie treats. Enter these Rice Krispie Treat Chocolate Chip Cookies, and let me tell you about them.
These cookies are great because they are big, soft rounds of handheld happiness. Like I said, I love Rice Krispie Treats because I ate them about once a day when I was a kid. For this recipe you can use the premade Rice Krispie Treats that you find at the grocery store, or make your own (which I recommend). Homemade Rice Krispie Treats are stupid simple to make and taste way, way better than the store-bought version. This recipe from House of Nash Eats is the one that I used because it’s elevated with browned butter and sea salt 🤤.
Once you’ve made the Rice Krispie Treats, it’ll be hard to not immediately dig in and start eating them by the handful, but save a few because they’re an integral part of this Rice Krispie Treat Cookie recipe! Break them up into small, bite-sized pieces using either your hands or a knife, and then dump them into the cookie dough right alongside the chocolate chips.
The basis of this cookie recipe is one of my absolute favorites because it has the perfect ratio of butter, flour, and salt needed to make a crispy on the outside, soft on the inside kind of cookie. After the dough is mixed and scooped onto the baking sheet, sprinkle them with a light dust of sea salt flakes to bring out the rich flavors.
I mean, cookies, can you blame me? They’re kinda my thing, and this recipe makes about eight perfectly yummy cookies. I hope you try it, and love it, too!
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1 cup packed dark brown sugar, preferably molasses sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup Rice Krispie Treats bars, cut into small 1/2 inch pieces
- Sea salt flakes, for sprinkling
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat mat.
- Sift the flour and baking soda into a medium bowl. Stir in the salt.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat half the butter on medium speed until fairly smooth and creamy.
- Add both sugars and beat for a few minutes until the mixture is light and creamy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix on low speed to combine. Mix in the chocolate and Rice Krispie Treat pieces.
- Using an ice cream scoop, drop cookie dough onto the baking sheet, fitting just four at a time and leaving at least two inches between them as the dough will spread. Sprinkle with sea salt.
- Bake for twelve minutes, or until the tops are no longer shiny, rotating pan halfway through baking.
- Cool cookies on the pans on cooling racks for about two minutes to firm them up a bit, then place them on racks to cool completely. Repeat the process with the remaining dough.