Prep 12 mins
Cook 10 mins
This recipe comes from the book "Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder" by Joanne Fluke. I read the book while on vacation and would like to give the book to my Used Media Swap partner. I'm copying the recipe here so I can try the cookies someday. If you try the recipe before I get a chance, please leave a review to let me know if they are good. ps. the book was fun to read. (one more note: I guessed at the number of servings, not quite sure how many cookies this recipe makes.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 eggs, beaten (you can beat them with a fork)
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour (do not sift)
- 2 cups crushed corn flakes (just crush them with your hands)
- 1 cup chocolate chips (you can use up to 2 cups choc. chips if desired)
- Melt butter,
- add the sugars and stir.
- Add soda, salt, vanilla, and beaten eggs.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (rack in middle position).
- Grease cookie sheet.
- Mix well.
- Add flour and stir it inches.
- Add crushed corn flakes & chocolate chips.
- Mix it all thoroughly.
- Form dough into walnut-sized balls with your fingers.
- Place on a greased cookie sheet (12 to a standard sheet).
- Press balls down with a floured or greased fork - in a criss-crossed pattern.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
- Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then.
- remove to a wire rack until completely cool. (This is important-the rack makes them crisp.).
I made a huge batch of these for my class last year and it was a huge hit. Everyone loved them, and I'll admit I ate half the huge bag the night before just because they were awesome (I didn't even care that they all crumbled in the bag).
I made these using Rice Krispie cereal instead of the corn flakes (I did not crush them, just mixed in at the last minute) They turned out really well! I think next time I will try using 1/4-1/2 cup more flour, as the cookies were too flat for my taste. Even my husband, who is one of the biggest "plain ol chocolate chip cookie" guys I know, really enjoyed the subtle twist. I'll be adding this recipe to the Tried and Approved file (along with several other Joanne Fluke recipes!)
These cookies were a big flop in my book. After reading the novel this recipe came from, I was eager to try one out. I had all of the ingredients for this, so I decided I'd try this one first. They were easy enough to make, but the final product was a huge disappointment. The flavor was not bad, but the crushed corn flakes ruined it for me---the corn flakes did not get crunchy, as the name suggests, but rather hard and chewy, with a most unpleasant texture. Also, they stuck to my pan (yes, it was greased) to the point where only a handful of my cookies actually looked like cookies...the majority being a smooshed up mess. My kids didn't seem to mind. But I did.