Santa's Backpack Cookies Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings36
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Butter/Margarine1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
 Granulated sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Firmly packed brown sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Eggs2 Large
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 All purpose flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Baking soda1 Teaspoon
 Baking powder1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Regular oats1 Cup (16 tbs), uncooked
 Crisp rice cereal2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Candy coated chocolate pieces2 Cup (32 tbs), Coated
 Chopped unsalted roasted peanuts1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Flaked coconut1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Semi sweet chocolate morsels6 Ounce (1 Package, 1 Cup)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 251 Calories from Fat 121

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.6%

Saturated Fat 7.1 g35.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 26.4 mg

Sodium 71.1 mg3%

Total Carbohydrates 29 g9.8%

Dietary Fiber 1.5 g5.9%

Sugars 19.7 g

Protein 4 g8.4%

Vitamin A 4.1% Vitamin C 0.7%

Calcium 3.3% Iron 5.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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

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

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.

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