Chocolate Cornflake Drop Cookies

I’m not sure if that’s exactly what they’re called, but they’re one of my favourites.  When I was a little girl, my mother used to make them, and then I started making them.  We originally called them ‘Sharon’s Cookies’, because I think Mom got the recipe from someone named Sharon.  Possibly an aunt of mine.  And you don’t bake them, so they’re quick to make!  (And only one pot and spoon get dirty, bonus!)

Chocolate Cornflake Drop Cookies

Anyway, we used to put weird stuff in our baked goods.  I’m going to give you both the original recipe, and then my modified version.

Chocolate Cornflake Drop Cookies (Original Recipe)

  • 1/4 c parowax
  • 1 c chocolate chips
  • 1 c peanut butter
  • 1 c icing sugar
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 4 c corn flakes

Melt parowax and chocolate chips.  When melted, add peanut butter, icing sugar, and salt.  When all well dissolved, stir in corn flakes.  Drop by the spoonful onto waxed paper, and let set (takes about 5 minutes).

Chocolate Cornflake Drop Cookies (Updated Version)

  • 1/4 c chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 c chocolate chips
  • 1 c peanut butter
  • 1 c icing sugar
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 3-4 c corn flakes

Melt chocolate and peanut butter together, and then add icing sugar.  When well dissolved, stir in corn flakes.  Drop by the spoonful onto waxed paper, and let set (takes about 5 minutes).  Yield: 30 cookies this size:

Chocolate Cornflake Drop Cookies

**Notes on the updated version**
I omitted the wax, which makes the cookies shiny and firms them up once they’re set.  Using just chocolate chips makes them not as hard.  I decided to try adding the chocolate melting wafers, because they harden nicely.  And they did turn out shiny!  I might even change it to 1/2 c melting wafers, and 3/4c chocolate chips.
 
So… there are 30 cookies.  Well, 29, because I ate one yesterday when I made them… actually, now there are 28, because I ate another when I took the picture… I may have to make another batch (or two) before Christmas if they’re going to make it to Christmas dinner…

Just Another Friday Night

We had a night in Friday night.  Life’s been busy, so we just decided to stay in, and relax.  My little kitchen helper helped me make some cookies.  I decided to try making macarons again, because I had some aged egg whites from Tuesday, but because little boy didn’t like them, we made some pre-made cookies.  They were on sale at the grocery store, and came with a coupon, so I decided to pick up a package for the two of us.  He had a great time arranging them on the cookie sheet:

And then patiently watched them cook:

He even found the oven mit and put it on himself!

Meanwhile, I was trying macarons out again.  Yeesh.  Maybe I’ll get them right one of these days.  At least they weren’t hallow:

But by the time I put in the ganache, they were a little too tall for my liking:

Ah, well… at least they tasted good.  I’ll get the knack of them someday!  This is what happens when the mixture is too thick.  I don’t think that I had enough egg whites.  I had measured out 90g on Tuesday, and took 45g then, and I thought that I had 45g left, but I think it was probably a little less.  I’ll keep at it until I have them perfected, and I’ll be sure to share the secret with you!