Friday, August 31, 2012

Cornflake Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I have a craving for dessert and there is nothing at hand, I add some chocolate chips to whatever cereal happens to be on hand.   Top with a little skim milk and you have a sweet tooth solution that isn't a calorie killer.   

Of course, baking cereal and chocolate chips into a cookie isn't a healthy guilt-free dessert.  I'm pretty sure that my trainer would give these a big "what were you thinking?" 

Fact:  I have not successfully mastered the basic chocolate chip cookie at altitude.    I've even tried special recipes.   I'm better off just eating the batter out of the bowl and calling it a day.   But once you put other things into cookie batter...oatmeal, peanut butter, etc, they bake a little better, so these pass my detailed cookie inspection process.   You know the process.  You look through the little window and the cookies look happy, not sad.   You immediately eat one, even though you know they really are hot.  

What You Need:
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 stick butter/margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups cornflakes
3/4 cup chocolate chips

What You Do:

Preheat your oven to 375.   Put silicone liners on your cookie sheets. 

Combine your flour, cream of tartar and baking soda in a bowl.  

Beat butter/margarine and sugars together.   Add egg and vanilla and beat again.   Gradually add flour mixture until blended.   Stir in the cereal and chocolate chips.  

Drop by the spoonful onto your cookie sheet.   Bake for 10 minutes.   Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool a few minutes before moving them onto a rack to cool.  

Eat with milk.   Or as a side dish to your bowl of cereal.

Whatever works.

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