We are introduced, at an early age, to the sweet wondernous of a cookie. From teething cookies to soothe the swollen aching gums of incoming incisors, onto animal crackers purchased in rectangular-shaped boxes bearing a string handle for easy toting by little fingers. Deciding which part of the animal should be eaten first-the trunk of the elephant or the tail of a lion-depended on how hungry one was. Savor each and every one or simply gobble them down as fast as possible.

My next cookie memory would be the ever famous, possibly all-time favorite, the chocolate chip cookie. There is nothing better than to bite into a round circle of baked dough sprinkled with gooey melt-in-your-mouth chocolate. A chocolate chip cookie can dry tears, heal broken hearts, mend scraped knees and elbows and solve sibling arguments. Most of the problems in the world could likely be solved by a properly baked, right out of the oven, chocolate chip cookie. The power of a cookie is underestimated.

I will attempt in the next 365 days to prepare and comment on a year’s worth of different cookies-one for each day. My goal is to share with others my extreme love of cookies-baking them and especially eating them! Feel free to send me your favorite recipe, your earliest cookie memories, or how cookies may have influenced your life. Cookies Rule!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cookie Recipe #164 - Chocolate Cheerio Treats

This is similar to the Rice Krispie treat recipe we have all made, only replacing the Rice Krispies with Chocolate Cheerios and adding chocolate chips to the marshmallow melting stage. Lots of chocolate for you chocolate lovers!

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, 4 cups mini-marshmallows, 1 cup chocolate chips, 6 cups Chocolate Cheerios, 1/2 cup vanilla chips (optional).

Instructions: In large mixing bowl, combine butter, marshmallows and chocolate chips. Heat in microwave for 2 minutes; stir; return to microwave for 1-2 more minutes or until completely melted when stirred. Immediately add Cheerios and mix well. Press evenly into greased 9x13 pan with spatula. (Spray spatula with cooking spray for easier spreading).

If desired, place vanilla chips is resealable storage bag and microwave until melted. Press on bag to make sure completely melted. Snip off one corner of bag and pipe melted chips over top of treats. Allow to harden before cutting into bars or squares.

Cookies Rule!!!


  1. Thanks Cathy, love chocolate and cookies! will let u know how i do making them.


  2. Thanks Kathy, you are wonderful
    Love ya