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Chinese Christmas Cookies

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars

"Chocolate, peanut butter, and chow mein noodles give this cookie a salty sweet flavor. My great-grandmother made these for Christmas every year and they were and still are a family favorite!"
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2 h 15 m servings 136
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 cookies)


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  1. Melt chocolate and peanut butter chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently, until smooth.
  2. Mix chow mein noodles and peanuts in a large mixing bowl. Pour chocolate mixture over noodles and peanuts and turn to coat.
  3. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Drop mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheet. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 136 calories; 8.5 11.8 4 0 83 Full nutrition

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This is one of our favorite quick treats. I almost always double the recipe. This also works with any kind of chocolate chips you have OR butterscotch chips instead of peanut butter chips. EXCEL...

I never tried this exact variation, but I followed the recipe as written with the exception of using milk chocolate in place of semisweet. Turned out great!

I changed chips to butterscotch chips and omitted peanuts and added 1 cup extra chow-mein noodles due to peanut allergies. Also, I melted chips in microwave, 2 minutes on high seemed just right....

These were a staple on my mom's Christmas cookie platters growing up! Now I usually make them w/ my son and nephews and we decorate them w/ holiday colored sprinkles...they get a huge kick out o...

I love this recipe, I made this awhile ago because it was too hot to put the oven on to make anything, therefore this was great....I put them in the fridge to harden so that I don't have to eat ...

We have loved these for 3 generations- only we use butterscotch chips instead of peanut butter, and Spanish peanuts instead of regular dry-roasted...and we call them "porcupines". Since we live ...

These are really good! I'm a big fan of peanut clusters and the addition of the crunchy chow mein noodles is great! I would probably leave out the peanut butter next time (chocolate doesnt get h...

These were always on our Christmas cookie tray when I was growing up. We made both the butterscotch and semi sweet flavors. We always called them "haystacks ". Around the holidays it is someti...

Yummy! I was out of peanut butter chips so used half the amount of crunchy peanut butter and they turned out great!