Since my little blogging break over the holidays I started reading a new book series. I know a few of you mentioned you read this series too, The Hannah Swensen Mysteries. I have always had a love for series books (Stephanie Plum is favorite. I root for Joe for all of you who are wondering…although Ranger is equally delicious….) so when I heard of a series that incorporates murder mystery and baking I knew I had to check it out. Guess what? It’s awesome! I love it. I now want to open a bakery and solve mysteries at the same time…who is with me???
Ok now onto the cookies. They are pretty tasty. They spread a bit thin but to be honest I didn’t mind. I knew I was making a crispy cookie and it was. I also used corn chex instead of corn flakes. That is what I had in the house and I think they taste pretty much the same. Mr.Nutmeg Nanny said he liked them because he thought the corn chex added just a little something to jazz up the normal chocolate chip cookie. Enjoy!!!
Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies
Yield: 6 to 8 dozen, depending on cookies size
2 sticks unsalted butter - melted
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs - lightly beaten
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups crushed corn flakes
1 cup chocolate chips
Source: Chocolate Chip Murder by Joanne Fluke
Preheat oven 375 degrees. Rack in the middle position.
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 a cookie scoop which made them a lot bigger) and place on a greased cookie sheet, 12 to a standard sheet. Press down slightly with a floured or greased spatula.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on a cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then remove to a wire rack until they're completely cool. (The rack is important - it makes them crisp.)
Hannah's Note: If these cookies spread out too much in the oven, reduce temperature to 350 degrees and do not flatten before baking. (I should have probably done this but I still think they turned out delicious :) )