Friday, April 13, 2012

Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies

Once upon a time, one of my good friends, Jessica, shared with me a book series by Joanne Fluke called the Hannah Swenson series. It's a murder mystery series that surrounds a cookie shop-owning Minnesotan...and I do love cookies and I grew up in Minnesota, so I was all over these. :) I've read 6 of them so far and reviewed them on my personal blog. In these books, there are recipes from Hannah's shop - which Fluke said are authentic Fluke family recipes OR from her fans.

These use cornflakes for a bit of a crunch. I don't like cornflakes and didn't want to buy a big box, but my husband did have some raisin bran in the house (blech!) so I used bran flakes instead (no raisins). The cookies were really good, despite my position on cornflakes :)

(Printable Version)
Recipe from Joanne Fluke

What you need:
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 cups crushed cornflakes
  • 1 to 2 cups chocolate chips

Beat butter and sugar together.

Add baking soda, salt, vanilla, and eggs to the butter-sugar mixture.
Add in flour. Stir in cornflakes and chocolate chips.

Roll into walnut-sized balls and place 12 to a baking sheet.

Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes.
Let rest for 2 minutes and then remove to a wire rack.
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Cheese Curd In Paradise said...

Yum! I sent you an award on my blog!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yum! I love the idea of the cornflakes in there. They look delicious!

Elizabeth said...

Chocolate chip cookies never grow old!

Carol said...

I have read all of the Fluke books. I like all of the recipes in them. This recipe I have never tried though. Sounds good and I do like cornflakes!

David Franklin said...

Photos are stunning !! Love the Recipes also !

Katie said...

I wonder how these would taste if you used Frosted Flakes instead of corn flakes. I DISLIKE corn flakes as much as you do, lol. But my dad LOVES frosted flakes and I saw this recipe and he popped into my head as did the frosted flakes.