somehow I got the idea in my head this morning that I should make a dessert from corn flakes. I don't know why - and I should have talked myself out of it - but I nonetheless went forward.
I settled on a cookie recipe, via Momofuku and available from Martha. chocolate chip, marshmallow, and corn flake cookies.
the reviews for this cookie online range from mediocre to poor - bloggers noted its complete failure to maintain a cookie shape and the mess it became in the oven. (HINT: if baking bloggers admit to a recipe fail, it has to be a bad recipe.) but I like marshmallows so much and I thought I could make it work.
I quadrupled the vanilla, used frosted flakes instead of the cornflake mix nonsense, subbed out half the butter for shortening, dumped in bonus flour, only mixed it for a quarter of the listed time, and made the cookies half as big and cooked them half as long. they ended up looking better than most of the ones I saw in blogland, but the end flavor is nothing all that special and I just felt disloyal to my King Arthur cookie book and its reliable awesomeness. I will need to see if KA has a corn flake cookie.