Homemade Flaky Flix- A Mother’s Cookie Classic!
1 package high-quality wafer cookies, either vanilla or fudge filled (like Italian Loacker wafers).
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Optional: 1 tablespoon creme and/or 1 teaspoon corn syrup
3/4 cup cornflakes
3 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1.) Place cornflakes in a bowl and crush into smaller crumbs with your fingers. Sprinkle on sugar and salt. Add melted butter and stir to coat evenly. (Note: For simplicity, you can just use plain cornflakes without butter, salt, or sugar into a shallow dish and skip to step #3.)
2.) Bake the cornflakes on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet at 275 degrees for 20 minutes, or until the flakes are caramelized and golden brown. Pour into a shallow dish and allow to cool.
2.) Melt the chocolate chips over low heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until the chocolate is melted. If you wish, you can add 1 tablespoon cream to make a richer ganache topping and/or 1 teaspoon corn syrup too add shine and stability. Allow to cool slightly.
3.) Quickly roll the wafers in the chocolate to cover with a thin layer. See note for suggestions to make your chocolate layer thicker and prettier.
4.) After your cookies are covered in chocolate sufficiently, roll them in the cornflake crumbs. Set the cookies on a rack to cool until chocolate has hardened. Place in the freezer for a few minutes to cool more quickly if desired.
If you wish to make prettier cookies, take a hint from baking. You can create a primary coating, like a “crumb layer,” of chocolate. Do the first dip and then set the cookies a rack to allow them to cool. Dip quickly, lest you melt the creme filling. Quickly roll the cookies in the chocolate again to cover thinly, and proceed with rolling in the crumbs. This will create a more perfect chocolate finish.