Makes 5 dozen

Ribbons of melted milk chocolate swirl through these crunchy little cookies.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat shortening in a large mixing bowl at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.

Step 2

Combine flour and next 3 ingredients; stir well. Add to sugar mixture, blending well. Stir in cereal.

Step 3

Drizzle half of chocolate over dough; stir lightly. Drizzle remaining chocolate over dough; stir lightly, leaving streaks of chocolate. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 2" apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Christmas with Southern Living 1997

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