Seriously, where does the time go? Again, another week has flown by. It seems like it was just Christmas, and now Easter is fast approaching. Like it's just a couple weeks away! How did this happen? It's not like I was sleeping and it it just passed on by, because let's face it, I'm not getting much sleep these days! It's just really hard to believe that a quarter of the year is already gone.
The passing of time, has really nothing to do with these cookies, except that I made these
a couple weeks ago back in January and it's almost April. I'm just in shock I think. Anyone else out there feel the same way? Or maybe time is standing still, and in that case you should bake these cookies to help pass the time :-) I have a favorite recipe for Cowboy Cookies that I've shared here before but when I saw this version on Let's Dish that included the addition of corn flakes I knew I had to try them. Mr. h bought a ginormous box of corn flakes awhile back and they seem to be multiplying in the dark corner of my pantry. I've eaten several bowls with milk, used them in Rustic Apple Pie, to coat chicken in and now these cookies and I still have some left.
Somehow while making these, I knocked the bowl of cookie dough off the kitchen island and it fell to the ground and shattered all over the floor. Hayden was in the other room but he, as curious as he is, had to come and see what was going on. Luckily, I had already portioned out most of the batter into balls so I didn't lose too much. The ones that I did bake, were delicious, especially when still warm from the oven. They were chewy, but crispy, and you could really taste the corn flakes when first baked. They next day the corn was more subtle but it definitely added a textural element to the cookies. I think I'd like to experiment with my favorite Cowboy Cookie recipe that has cinnamon in it, by adding crushed corn flakes to it in addition to the coconut, pecans, oats and chocolate chips. yum!
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup crushed corn flakes
- 2 1/2 cups quick oats
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shredded, sweetened coconut
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips