Did you ever get to “cook” in pre-school? I did, and it was awesome. I really felt like I was a master chef when I shook that jar of cream until it turned to butter and coated those crispy chow mein noodles with chocolate. I was feeling nostalgic for those days this weekend, so I thought I’d whip up a batch of chocolate chow mein treats, also known as Haystack Cookies. Turns out, I didn’t have any chow mein noodles in my pantry, but what did I have instead? Cheetos. Perfect substitute, I thought. Thus, Butterscotch Cheetos Haystack Cookies were born.

Cheetos Haystack Cookies

Butterscotch Cheetos Haystack Cookies

(makes 17-20 cookies)



A perfect blend of chocolate, butterscotch, and cheesy crunch, these cookies will take you back to the days of taking afternoon naps, sitting cross-legged for story time, and playing with that homemade play dough that you totally never tasted...

Becky McKay

Becky McKay is known around the Internet blogosphere as "The Cereal Baker," most often responsible for not following any rules in the kitchen. She is currently on a mission to cover every food in the world with some level of chocolate.