Recipe Review: Cornflake-Chocolate Chip CookiesMonday, March 11, 2013
Happy Monday! I normally wouldn't post two Recipe Reviews in a row, but after posting this photo on Facebook & Instagram : ...
I normally wouldn't post two Recipe Reviews in a row, but after posting this photo on Facebook & Instagram:
I got so many requests for the recipe that I thought I'd just post it today! (You're welcome!)
This was a recipe I'd been wanting to try for a while, and I got into a baking mood and headed to Whole Foods to pick up the three things I didn't have for this recipe. (Good thing my sister bakes every once in a while and had an abundance of all the rest of the ingredients already! Thanks Sis!)
3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature (I used unsalted, though the recipe doesn't specify)
1/2 cup mashed banana (which is just about one banana mashed)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 cups cornflakes, crushed (preferably organic)
2 tablespoons shredded sweetened coconut (optional)
To mash the banana, I cut it into chunks into a 1/2 cup measuring cup and then mashed it with a fork. (Photo One)
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray it with cooking spray.
2. Whisk together the butter, mashed banana, brown sugar, and vanilla until creamy and fluffy.
3. Add the 2 eggs and whisk well to combine. (Photo Two) I used an electric mixer on the lowest speed to whisk, as I don't have an actual whisk.
4. In a separate bowl, gently sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sea salt, and cinnamon. (Photo Three)
5. Gently sift the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, whisking to incorporate.
6. Lightly fold in the chocolate chips, cornflakes (I used the just-emptied dry-ingredient bowl to put the cornflakes in and then crushed them by hand), and coconut, if desired. (Photo Four)
I used a spatula to "lightly fold" in all the ingredients - final bowl pictured in Photo Five.
7. Using a small ice cream scoop (I had to buy an ice cream scoop specifically for baking this recipe, and I recommend just getting the cheap one - to place the cookie dough on the baking sheet, I used a smaller spoon to scoop out the dough from the ice cream scoop. It still held the round shape, so it was perfect!), place the cookies on the baking sheet, leaving 1 1/2 inches between the cookies (Photo Six)
8. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Refrigerate the remaining dough while you are baking the first batch. Repeat with the second batch. (Photos Seven & Eight show the finished cookies!)
Overall, this was a really easy recipe, and the cookies came out so deliciously! They were chewy but light, and each one is only 124 calories - not bad at all, and totally satisfying.
Recipe from Candice Kumai's Cook Yourself Sexy (Kindle version here) I highly recommend this cookbook - I've tried about five of her recipes and they're all delicious!