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Santa's Backpack Cookies

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Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Granulated sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2 Large
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Regular oats 1 Cup (16 tbs), uncooked
  Crisp rice cereal 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Candy coated chocolate pieces 2 Cup (32 tbs), Coated
  Chopped unsalted roasted peanuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Flaked coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Semi sweet chocolate morsels 6 Ounce (1 Package, 1 Cup)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Collect and measure the required ingredients.
2. Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and keep aside.
3. Preheat the oven to 350°F before baking

MAKING
4. In a large mixing bowl, add the butter or margarine and beat with an electric mixer until soft.
5. Gradually add the sugars, beating until the mixture is light and fluffy.
6. Blend in the eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla, beating well after each addition until well incorporated into the creamed mixture.
7. Add the flour mixture in batches and beat at a low speed until well blending to form a thick batter.
8. Fold in the oats, rice crispies, candy, chocolate morsels, peanuts and coconut flakes.
9. Use a tablespoon to drop the batter in heaps, onto the cookie sheets, leaving 2 inch space between each.
10. Bake them in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes until golden and dry.
11. Remove from oven and cool cookies slightly on baking sheets then carefully loosen with a spatula and slide them to on a wire rack to cool and harden

SERVING
12. Serve cookies warm with tea, coffee, hot chocolate or warm milk or at a children’s party
13. Pack them and include in your Christmas or Holiday gift hampers.

TIPS
Store baked cookies in a wax paper lined air tight container or jar, in a cool dry place.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
36

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