Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 25: M&M Cornflake Caramel Marshmallow Cookies

So there were 2 posts posted accidentally last Friday. The last few days i've been writing the recipe part so the next day all I have to do is 'edit' and put the story in then post. I didn't realize the dates for the entries went by when I first wrote it instead of when I posted. So like today's post I started yesterday but i'm finishing it today but it has yesterday's date on it.. so from now on i'll just have to write it all and post on the same day. Good thing my neighbor came by and asked where the recipe was at or I probably wouldn't have noticed! So anyway today we met a man that lives or was visiting (i don't remember) his parents. We met him and his mom. Then the next place was another student's place. Actually 2 students live there. So Matt told them too about what we're doing. We've gone to everyone on our street that has opened their door. Some places we've gone to a couple times but they're never home. Now we're working on the street at the end of ours but we'll be done with that one in a couple of days then i'm not sure where we'll go!
There's quite a bit goin on with this cookie. I kinda took the recipe I found on cookiemadness and adapted it to what I thought sounded good. Originally it had butterscotch and pecans but I put in M&Ms and a few caramels and cut them up into small pieces. These turned out really good! The cornflakes added a nice little crunch and it didn't taste like too many things at all. The only thing I would do different next time would be to maybe add a little more butter and the whole egg. The cookie isn't a moist one, it's kinda dry and even a little crumbly. Even the dough I had to squish together in a ball to keep together. But they were nice and thick and had good flavor. Also make sure to cool these for a while on the pan after taking them out of the oven, mine fell apart if I didn't wait. After cooling they're fine though. I even liked these better after they had cooled for a couple hours than I did hot. Also, the dough balls were really large but they didn't spread to be huge. I baked 8 cookies at a time. I'm not sure what the yield is, maybe about 1 1/2 dozen.

M&M Cornflake Caramel Marshmallow Cookies

Use your food processor to grind the cereal and oats
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons lightly beaten egg
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cups ground up corn flakes (measure after grinding)
3/4 cups coarsely ground oatmeal
1/4 caramels chopped into pieces
3/4 cup M&Ms
1/2 cup marshmallows, frozen if you have time to freeze them

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. Cream butter and both sugars in a mixing bowl; beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in oil.
Add flour mixture and stir until it is almost fully incorporated, then stir in the ground corn flakes, oatmeal, caramels, marshmallows and M&Ms Continue stirring until flour disappears.
Roll into balls and place on baking sheet. You should have balls that are larger than golf balls (about 2 inches diameter).
Space balls about 3 inches apart on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for about 2 minutes then transfer to a rack to cool. Follow TawnyAlexander on Twitter


  1. psst... you can change the dates of your posts! When you're in the editing window, there's a link on the bottom that says "Post Options", click on it, then on the right hand side of where it expanded is where you can edit the date and time.

    Keep them coming! I always look forward to see what you make. :)

  2. thanks! yea i don't really know how to do anything on here. i have another issue i dont know how to fix, its kind of hard to explain though..sometimes it makes a big gap between the lines and i cant backspace or it'll go up to the previous line and not fill in the space. it only happens sometimes for some reason though.. thats really confusing but if you look at for example the recipe for the s'mores you can see how there's like an extra space between the lines.. know anything about that?

  3. Just found your blog...
    What an awesome idea! I've just skimmed through some of your posts, and I'm loving it already! Great pictures, too. Keep it up!