Gingerbread Chews

These chewy drops have the lovely flavor of old-fashioned gingerbread. Scented with ginger, cinnamon, and cloves, they're all about cozy.

1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 teaspoons ground {ginger}
3/4 teaspoon ground {cinnamon}
1/8 teaspoon ground {cloves}
4 cups rice cereal
Line cookie sheets with wax paper.

In a medium-size saucepan combine the brown sugar and corn syrup. Bring mixture to a boil, cooking and stirring constantly, until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves until blended and smooth.

Add the cereal to the peanut butter mixture, stirring until well coated. Working quickly, drop the mixture by heaping teaspoonfuls onto the wax paper. Let stand in cool place to harden. Store tightly covered between layers of wax paper.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 10-15 min

Cook Time: 5 min

Servings: makes 24 cookies

Recipe By: Camilla V. Saulsbury

From:  No-Bake Cookies
Used with permission of Cumberland House Publishing