I've never met a sugar cereal I didn’t like. Golden Grahams. Cocoa Puffs. Trix. I don’t care. Just give me a big bowl, some milk and a cereal box with a maze activity on the back and I’ll be entertained for hours.
Nevertheless, Captain Crunch has always made me a little uneasy. I can’t figure out what it’s supposed to be. It’s not fruit or chocolate-flavoured. It doesn’t have any freeze-dried pastel marshmallows. I don’t even know what's up with those shapes. Are they barrels? Pillows? Clutch purses? I suppose the one thing Captain Crunch has going for it is its crunch. And the sugar.
Speaking of sugar, these cookies gon’ wind you up real good. They’re buttery, crispy and, yes, sweet. After eating one (or two), call your dentist before your teeth fall out.
1 cup margarine (I used butter.)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 ½ cups flour, sifted
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda in 1 teaspoon boiling water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ or 3 cups Captain Crunch cereal
Cream margarine and sugar, add egg and vanilla. Add baking soda and water. Then add remaining dry ingredients. Drop on a cookie sheet and bake at 350º for 8-10 minutes.