Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies

Delicious chocolate chip crunch cookies are jazzed up with semi sweet chocolate chips and crushed corn flakes. These cookies are crisp and delicious.

Delicious chocolate chip crunch cookies are jazzed up with semi sweet chocolate chips and crushed corn flakes. These cookies are crisp and delicious.

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!!!

Delicious chocolate chip crunch cookies are jazzed up with semi sweet chocolate chips and crushed corn flakes. These cookies are crisp and delicious.


Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies

Delicious chocolate chip crunch cookies are jazzed up with semi sweet chocolate chips and crushed corn flakes. These cookies are crisp and delicious.

Yield: 3 dozen

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time:

Total Time:


  • 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 all purpose flour
  • 2 cups crushed corn flakes
  • 1 cup chocolate chip morsels

Source: Chocolate Chip Murder by Joanne Fluke


Preheat oven 350 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.

Using a medium sized cookies scoop, scoop out cookies and place on a greased cookie sheet, about 8 per cookie 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 do not flatten before baking.

Delicious chocolate chip crunch cookies are jazzed up with semi sweet chocolate chips and crushed corn flakes. These cookies are crisp and delicious.

34 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies”

  1. #
    Veronica — January 5, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I also am a Stephanie Plum fan-Janet Evanovich rocks–her books are always hilarious. And I’m on Team Joe as well. 🙂 Diane Mott Davidson also has a murder-mystery series featuring recipes, since the heroine is a caterer. I’ve read more of that syries, but as far as I can remember, I think I liked the feel of Joanna Fluke’s writing better than Diane’s. Anyway, I’m not a fan of crunchy cookies but I do love the shots you took with the book underneath them!

  2. #
    Jessica @ How Sweet — January 5, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I love crunchy cookies…I also LOVE the Stephanie Plum novels…huge fan!

  3. #
    Faith — January 5, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    I love your pics! These cookies look mighty tasty — a little too tasty actually, since I’m trying to cut out sugar (except honey, maple syrup, and agave) since my holiday indulgence (a.k.a. feeding frenzy!) is over. Oh man, I’m tempted to make these though!

  4. #
    Jayne — January 5, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Sounds super good, they look very buttery!

  5. #
    Mimi — January 5, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Great cookies, when does the bakery open?
    As for Stephanie Plum, I’m all for Joe, Ranger does have his appeal, but Joe is the man.

  6. #
    Beth @ 990 Square — January 5, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    cookies made with cereal? how intriguing. thanks for sharing–the cookies and the books!

  7. #
    Christine @ Fresh Local and Best — January 5, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    These cookies look amazing!

  8. #
    girlichef — January 5, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    They look great…that first picture is so awesome! And yeah, you’re preaching to the choir here. My secret identity is a mystery-solving caterer 😉 (did you see that post of mine…been a while)

  9. #
    donna — January 5, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Oh the cookie sounds delicious, I like a little crunch in my cookies. I love this series of books also. Such fun reads, the bonus are the recipes.

  10. #
    S. — January 6, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Great looking cookies. I agree with girlichef, the first picture looks great. Like a stack of chocolate chip pancakes!

  11. #
    grace — January 6, 2010 at 7:39 am

    full time baking plus some espionage on the side–sounds like the ideal life to me! great cookies–i like my cookies flatter than a pancake and chewy, so these are perfect for me!

  12. #
    Heavenly Housewife — January 6, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Absolutely beautiful daaaaaahling. I’ve never seen cookies with cornflakes in them, but they look delicious! I bet it gives them a little extra something 🙂

  13. #
    Carolyn Jung — January 6, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Corn chex? That’s genius! Finally, something new and inventive to do with that cereal besides make “Chex mix.” 😉

  14. #
    Debbie — January 6, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I would love about a dozen of those with my coffee right now!

  15. #
    Calamity Anne — January 6, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I too love the Stephanie Plum series…but a close second is the Goldie Schulz series by Diane Mott Davidson (a culinary murder mystery series). Just discovered your blog…looks like you found a new follower in me!

  16. #
    Reeni — January 6, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    I’ve never heard of these books! I will for sure check them out. I’m all for opening a bakery. It’s one of my dreams… The cookies look scrumptious!

  17. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — January 6, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Your cookies look amazing… and I have to check out those books. I don’t read as much as I should… but any reading that yields tasty cookies is OK with me.

    PS – If you come to PA, we can start a bakery together… That’s one of my long-time dreams!

  18. #
    nutmegnanny — January 6, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Veronica: Hooray for team Joe!!! I’m gonna check out those Diane Mott Davidson books…I’m sure I will love them 🙂

    Jessica: Nice and crunchy these cookies are 🙂

    Faith: Hahaha a holiday detox is probably necessary…

    Jayne: Oh they are 🙂

    Mimi: Hooray another Joe fan!

    Beth: I never knew how delicious cereal in cookies could be either.

    Christine: Thanks!

    Girlichef: I never saw that post! I’m gonna go find it now 🙂

    Donna: I felt the same way about the recipes…Bonus!

    S: Thanks for the praise on the picture:)

    Grace: Espionage is my dream…haha.

    Heavenly Housewife: Thanks!!! The cornflakes really did add a nice flavor.

    Carolyn: I know! Corn chex now has a new use:)

    Debbie: Coming right over!

    Calamity Anne: Thanks for visiting! I need to check out these other books…I’m all for culinary murder mystery 🙂

    Reeni: I hope you do check out the books. They are awesome!!!

    Jen: I hope you like the books…murder and recipes…perfect pair…haha. I’m heading over to PA 🙂

  19. #
    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — January 7, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Oh, my daughter would so love these because they look super crunchy (and I would too!) Yum!

  20. #
    Blond Duck — January 7, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I’m going to check out these authors. If you open a bakery, please tell me. I’ll be your biggest customer.

  21. #
    Cakelaw — January 7, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    These cookies look delicious – and what a cool book to incorporate a mystery with baking!

  22. #
    Liz@HoosierHomemade — January 7, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Those cookies look yummy! I love how you set up your picture on top of the recipe! Very clever!

  23. #
    chayacomfycook — January 8, 2010 at 12:21 am

    “As he entered, the fragrance of (drat – you ruined, there is no cinnamon in these cookies) ________
    filled the air and he forgot his mission, until he heard _________________.

    I like your second photo 2. That cookie does not look flat. I made ginger cookies that were supposed to be rounded but mine were flat as a board and delicious. Who cared how flat they were. Maybe out villain.

  24. #
    megan — January 8, 2010 at 10:00 am

    My SIL loves that series of books. The recipe looks awesome. I love a crunchy cookie. Who am I kidding? I love ALL cookies. Hope you hade a great Christmas and Happy New Year! 🙂

  25. #
    Chiara — January 8, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Those cookies look amazing.
    And if you haven’t read it yet, check out Stieg Larsson’s “Millennium” trilogy… best thrillers ever!

  26. #
    Kelsey/TheNaptimeChef — January 9, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    I LOVE crunchy chocolate chip cookies. Happy New Year!

  27. #
    Sally Joe — January 17, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE crunchy cookies! I’m making these tomorrow!

  28. #
    Jacqueline Grice — March 9, 2010 at 8:19 am

    My daughter and I just backed these wonderful cookies last weekend. Yum they are tasting soooo good. We did not have cornflakes at home but used Granola crunch and Swiss Toblerone chocolate as we had no chocolate chips in the house.
    sooo tasty.
    Thanks for the recipe


  29. #
    Martha — November 7, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    i love love LOVE these cookies. i made them as soon as i finished the book and took them to work. they were gone in seconds! i dont visit my kids without them and my boyfriend has dubbed them the BEST chocolate chip cookie he has ever tasted! i just wish they weren’t so hard! any ideas as to what im doing wrong?

  30. #
    Lyn — December 9, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I’ve tried this recipe and my friends loved it! These cookies are most delicious after a day or 2 after baking.

    Overbaking makes it hard and dry. Bake it for 8 minutes.


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