Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Chicago Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies

This blog post is dedicated to my wonderful, loving, caring, AMAZING Mother In Law, who for my 21st birthday gave me a hand-made scrapbook cookbook filled with some of her favorite recipes. So far, I've enjoyed many of the recipes made by her, but this one I had yet to taste. Since I was feeling generous, I made this batch for my husband especially, but dedicated it to his mother. The recipe is really easy, and I'm willing to bet you have most of these items in your kitchen already!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Makes: I dunno, I did different sizes and tried different techniques.... I'd say it would make about 15-20 regular sized cookies

3 1/2 C flour
3 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 C butter, room temperature
1/2 C margarine, room temperature**
1 C sugar
1 C brown sugar
1 egg
1 tbsp milk
1 C vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 C corn flakes
1 C quick oatmeal
12 oz chocolate chips
** I didn't have margarine, so I just used 1/2 butter

1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
2. In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
3. In a mixing bow, beat the butter, margarine, sugar, and brown sugar until creamy.
4. Add the egg and mix until completely incorporated.
5. Mix the milk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract in a small bowl.
6. Add the flour mixture and oil mixture alternating between the two, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Mix until completely incorporated.
7. With a wooden spoon, fold in the corn flakes, oatmeal, and chocolate chips.
8. Put a generous spoonful of the batter on an un-greased pan about 3 inches apart.
9. Bake for 12-15 minutes (depending on size of spoonful).
10. Best served warm with a tall glass of milk!!

Fudge Marble Cupcakes
I re-did a recipe for a co-worker's birthday, just made a small batch. I'm not going to blog about it, but the cupcakes can be found here. But I did a new recipe! I've added it to the list of popular frostings, here, called Chocolate Fudge Frosting. I've added pictures for your viewing pleasure. :)


  1. The Cupcakes keep getting better & better awsome job!!! Kevin :-)

  2. This was by far the BEST Cupcake

  3. ...taste a piece from mayra....yummy!! :) heehee