Puffed Rice Butter Cookies

An old recipe from my mother-in-law.  She described it as 'Great!!' and I heartily agree!


1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 cups flour

2 1/2 cups puffed rice cereal

      The Recipe

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Butter a large baking pan (or two medium ones).

Place butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a food processor and cream together.

In a large bowl, combine cream of tartar, baking soda, flour and cereal.  Add butter mixture to the bowl, and mix thoroughly with hands.  Form 1" balls and place on baking sheet.  Bake 12 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges.  Let cool before removing from the pan.  Makes about 40.



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