When I ran across a recipe called "World's Greatest Cookie" I was skeptical. In fact, one of the first things I thought of was a scene from the movie Elf where Buddy sees a sign advertising "World's Best Cup of Coffee." and rushes into the store to congratulate them. Still, even though I knew these weren't actually the world's greatest cookies, I filed away the recipe because I figured they had to be somewhat good for anyone to make such a bold claim.
When I finally baked a batch, I was surprised at how great they really are. Given the unique list of ingredients (corn flakes, oatmeal, AND coconut?) I wasn't sure what they would taste like. In fact, I offered one to my husband and when he asked me to describe them all I could say was, "Ummm, good?" Since he is always accusing me of tricking him into eating foods he doesn't like (and because I always am) he nibbled at the cookie a bit before he ate it. Then he asked for another. The closest description either of us could come up with for the flavor was something like a pecan sandy cookie. It's shortbread-like and there is some nutty flavor to it. The corn flakes add such an amazing texture to the cookie that I'm going to try to incorporate into other cookie recipes. The coconut and oatmeal just added a touch of flavor and texture and were not overpowering at all. In fact, I wouldn't have guessed that either were in the recipe just by tasting it.
I had planned all along to re-name the recipe something more descriptive when I shared it, but I ultimately decided not to. For one, I couldn't come up with another name that described their flavor, and for two, if the name was enough to make me curious enough to make them, I'm hoping it will do the same for you. It might not be the world's greatest cookie, but it is a darn good one.