Sunday, August 10, 2008

Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies

My favorite book series are from Joanne Fluke, the Hannah Swenson Mysteries and I have read all except the latest one. I really like good murder mysteries and this series satisfies that for me. A plus in each of these books are that they have the recipes included, for whatever is in the story line.

This cookie recipe is from the first book, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, and they did not disappoint! If you like a good murder mystery this is a great series to read!

Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies:

1 cup butter (2 sticks, melted)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups crushed corn flakes
1-2 cups chocolate chips (I used 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Melt butter, add the sugars and stir. Add soda, salt, vanilla, and beaten eggs. Mix well. Then add flour and stir it in. Add crushed corn flakes and chocolate chips and mix it all thoroughly.

Form dough into walnut-sized balls with your fingers (I used my cookie scooper) and place on a greased cookie sheet, 12 to a standard sheet. Press them down with a floured or greased fork in a crisscross pattern. (I am not sure what this does, because my cookies spread enough that you couldn't see the crisscross pattern.)

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a wire rack until completely cooled.

5 comments:

Megan said...

I don't think there is such a thing as a bad chocolate chip cookie. Well, unless it's burnt.

I'll show Sabrina this recipe, since the cornflakes provide a crunchy alternative to nuts!

carol said...

I've made cookies with cornflakes and coconut in them but never chocolate chip cookies with cornflakes-and boy does that picture look good!!! I could go for one with my coffee right now! My mother in law is hooked on these books-she loves them for the story-I'd love them for the recipes! This is a must try for me!!!! :)

Megan said...

I only have one of her books and it just so happens to be this one. I'm only half way through it so I dont know who murdered that poor delivery guy. Cookies look great!

Gina said...

Oooh, I like Diane Mott Davidson's books for a very light, fun read - never tried her recipes, though. I'll have to check out the Hannah Swenson books! :)

Little Rosa said...

Mmm! Everybody's favourite! Cornflakes make everything better.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies

My favorite book series are from Joanne Fluke, the Hannah Swenson Mysteries and I have read all except the latest one. I really like good murder mysteries and this series satisfies that for me. A plus in each of these books are that they have the recipes included, for whatever is in the story line.

This cookie recipe is from the first book, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder, and they did not disappoint! If you like a good murder mystery this is a great series to read!

Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies:

1 cup butter (2 sticks, melted)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups crushed corn flakes
1-2 cups chocolate chips (I used 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Melt butter, add the sugars and stir. Add soda, salt, vanilla, and beaten eggs. Mix well. Then add flour and stir it in. Add crushed corn flakes and chocolate chips and mix it all thoroughly.

Form dough into walnut-sized balls with your fingers (I used my cookie scooper) and place on a greased cookie sheet, 12 to a standard sheet. Press them down with a floured or greased fork in a crisscross pattern. (I am not sure what this does, because my cookies spread enough that you couldn't see the crisscross pattern.)

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a wire rack until completely cooled.

5 comments:

Megan said...

I don't think there is such a thing as a bad chocolate chip cookie. Well, unless it's burnt.

I'll show Sabrina this recipe, since the cornflakes provide a crunchy alternative to nuts!

carol said...

I've made cookies with cornflakes and coconut in them but never chocolate chip cookies with cornflakes-and boy does that picture look good!!! I could go for one with my coffee right now! My mother in law is hooked on these books-she loves them for the story-I'd love them for the recipes! This is a must try for me!!!! :)

Megan said...

I only have one of her books and it just so happens to be this one. I'm only half way through it so I dont know who murdered that poor delivery guy. Cookies look great!

Gina said...

Oooh, I like Diane Mott Davidson's books for a very light, fun read - never tried her recipes, though. I'll have to check out the Hannah Swenson books! :)

Little Rosa said...

Mmm! Everybody's favourite! Cornflakes make everything better.