Cracker Jills
  • ½ cup butter
  • 3 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1¼ cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 cup salted Spanish peanuts (I used cocktail peanuts)
  • 2 cups coarsely crushed soda crackers (saltines)
  • Powdered sugar for rolling
  1. Cream butter and cream cheese; add sugar gradually; beat in egg.
  2. Blend in flour, baking soda and syrup. Fold in peanuts and crackers. These can be made right away, or chilled until ready to bake.
  3. Scoop out tablespoon-sized balls with your cookie scoop or a spoon. Roll in powdered sugar. Place on lightly greased or parchment covered cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 14 minutes. Makes 30 cookies.
Recipe by The Mid-Century Menu at