Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter,
  2. add the sugars and stir.
  3. Add soda, salt, vanilla, and beaten eggs.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (rack in middle position).
  5. Grease cookie sheet.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Add flour and stir it inches.
  8. Add crushed corn flakes & chocolate chips.
  9. Mix it all thoroughly.
  10. Form dough into walnut-sized balls with your fingers.
  11. Place on a greased cookie sheet (12 to a standard sheet).
  12. Press balls down with a floured or greased fork - in a criss-crossed pattern.
  13. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
  14. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then.
  15. remove to a wire rack until completely cool. (This is important-the rack makes them crisp.).
Most Helpful

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).

Sonny N. February 12, 2016

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!)

kimbo75 October 27, 2014

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.

shamp10 October 09, 2011