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.
Love these cookies! A friend made them last year and they were such a hit that I asked for the recipe. Made them last night for a cookie swap. My kids helped me make them and we had a great time. Fun to make and even more fun to eat!
I just finished reading this book and wanted to make one of the cookie recipes. (Actually, I wanted to make them ALL because Joanne Fluke makes them all sound so yummy.) So I made these, cutting the recipe in half because in the book it said it made 6-8 dozen. For a household of three people that is way too many. By cutting it in half it made about 25 cookies. They are soooo so yummy. Chocolatey, buttery, and crunchy too. Very interesting. For a plain chocolate chip cookie I'll still use the Ghirardelli recipe, but this was delicious, easy, and interesting.
Crispy, crunchy and delicious. Easy to put together and even easier to eat. A new resident on my Christmas cookie trays.