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Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies:) Chocolate-Cornflake Haystacks

Dorie Greenspan Chocolate-Cornflake Haystacks on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies is one that comes together really easily and has a myriad of possibilities when it comes to “add ins”.  These are a baked version of no-bake cornflake treats (I’ve made the “Desert Rose” cookies from Baking Chez Moi which fall into that category), using an egg and agave syrup to bind the mixture together. I didn’t have any agave syrup on hand so I used brown rice syrup which, although is still contains a whackload of sugar, is not too sweet itself. I added cranberries, sweetened shredded coconut, sunflower seeds and milk chocolate to mine and baked for the suggested amount of time (30 minutes).

Dories Cookies Chocolate-Cornflake Haystacks for Tuesdays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.comLetting them cool on the tray, they hardened considerably more than I would have liked (the brown rice syrup contributed to this for sure) so mine were more crunchy than chewy which I would have preferred.  I also think next time I might just use honey (and, um, maybe butter) and unsweetened coconut to improve the taste. These were fine but Mr Neil said they tasted “too healthy”. I took them to the staff room and they were polished off in a flash. And noone complained they “tasted too healthy” 😉 Loved the idea of these, will make again in different flavour combinations for sure.

Get the recipe for Dorie’s Chocolate Cornflake Haystacks on p 174 of Dorie’s Cookies.

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14 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies:) Chocolate-Cornflake Haystacks

  1. steph (whisk/spoon) May 2, 2017 at 08:18 #

    i like your mix-ins combo…”too healthy” didn’t come to mind for me, but i did kinda wonder if the cornflakes could be replaced with potato chips. i am so not trying that, but it popped into my brain for a quick second. hahaha

    • Mardi Michels May 12, 2017 at 16:42 #

      LOL re:potato chips. I think that would be great!

  2. Peggy May 2, 2017 at 11:38 #

    I feel the same as you. Not quite cookie enough somehow. More of a muffin taste maybe? Anyway love that yours are perfectly shaped! Mine are kinda all over the place.

  3. Sarah May 2, 2017 at 12:10 #

    These weren’t my favorite, but not I’m wondering if I made a mistake, because mine look way more chocolatey than the others I’ve seen today!

    • Mardi Michels May 12, 2017 at 16:42 #

      Dorie’s looked chocolatey too – not like mine!

  4. Sarah B. May 2, 2017 at 12:58 #

    I used honey in mine and they got quite dark, but were still chewy.

  5. Cakelaw May 2, 2017 at 18:14 #

    I used honey in place of agave. I quite liked these, but my big oops was using baking paper frim a $2 shop, so all the cookies stuck to the paper!! Have to peel the cookies to eat them.

  6. Diane Zwang May 2, 2017 at 21:49 #

    Funny my husband said the same thing, too healthy, but of course I disagree they have plenty of sugar. Anyway these were not a hit for me but I am sending them to work.

    • Mardi Michels May 12, 2017 at 16:40 #

      Oh I know they are FULL of sugar but they “taste” healthy!

  7. Margaret Ortigo May 3, 2017 at 17:33 #

    Those are pretty and round. I like the idea of the sunflower seeds.

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