Rather than creaming together butter and sugar, making cookies with chow mein noodles starts off a bit different. According to B. Dylan Hollis’ recipe (via TikTok), you’ll simply need to melt chocolate and butterscotch chips in a bowl. You can also use the microwave for this, as The Irish Mother points out, but most old school recipes call for using the double boiler method over the stove. Once the chocolate and butterscotch chips are fully melted, you’ll then add your chow mein noodles along with salted peanuts, and gently mix until both are fully coated. The final step is to dollop them onto a sheet of wax paper until cooled and hardened.
The result is a cookie recipe that has apparently stood the test of time. “So good! Always the day after takeout,” one TikToker commented on the viral video. “From the start I was like, ‘Yup, he’ll like these!’ My mom made these all the time,” another added. This 1960s creation may not look like a traditional cookie, but those who have tried it say it’s pretty tasty.