To crush corn flakes, simply place them in a Ziploc bag and, using a rolling
pin, finely crush them. Measure them after they have been crushed.
Silpats are cookie sheet liners that can be reused over and over again. They
can be found at specialty kitchen supply shops or at restaurant supply stores.
Also available at specialty shops or restaurant supply stores are portion scoops
(which look like ice-cream scoops). These are great for scooping cookie dough. For
these cookies, use a #100-size portion scoop.
If using a cookie sheet measuring, 12 x 17-inches, space portions of dough 3
across by 4 down.
Do not make these cookies if there is high humidity in the air.
Tips for Cranberry Caramel Sauce
When sugar has completely melted, it quickly turns from a light amber color to
a dark brown. The darker the caramel, the more bitter the taste. Be careful to remove
from the heat at the point that it reaches a deep amber color, adding the warm cranberry
Sugar melts to form caramel at 320 degrees F, so be extremely careful throughout
this process not to splash it onto your skin. It is a good idea to have a bowl of
ice nearby just in case it does get on your skin.
When adding the cranberry mixture to the caramel, be extremely careful. Add it
slowly, while whisking. The cranberry mixture tends to bubble up immediately once
it hits the hot caramel.
Posted by wizard4 at Recipe Goldmine April 26, 2001.
Source: This recipe comes from the chef where I work.