Lately, my mom has been DVR’ing a bunch of murder mystery movies. And by proxy, dad had taken a liking to them as well. Often on Sunday evenings, you’ll find us (the family) out of television shows to agree on watching. So it comes down to another episode of Pioneer Woman or one of these Hallmark movies.
So the week before father’s day we watched one called Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery. Hannah (the main character) is a baker who finds herself repeatedly mixed up with murder cases she adamantly solves. In each movie, you’ll see her making various sweet treats and handing them out to the other characters. This one featured some chocolate chip cookies. Dad announced that he wanted some so I told him I’d make them for father’s day. You can find the original recipe on the Hallmark website if you’re curious.
1 cup of butter (2 sticks) melted a bit
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of vanilla
2 eggs (beaten with fork)
2 1/2 cups of flour
2 cups of corn flakes (crushed)
2 cups of chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 375° F (190.6° C)
Mix the melted butter with the brown & white sugars.
Then add: baking soda, salt, vanilla, and beaten eggs. Mix well.
Add the flour and stir
Mix in corn flakes and chocolate chips.
Form balls of dough and place on a greased (or parchment paper-lined) cookie sheet. About 12 balls per sheet should do it.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. (I rotated mine about halfway).
Let them cool on the cookie sheet for about 2 minutes.
Remove and place on a wire cooling rack to make them crisp.