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Crunchy Delight: Cornflake Cookies Recipe That Melts in Your Mouth

Try our Cornflake Cookies recipe that brings back childhood memories with a golden crunch. Easy to make and delicious, these cookies are perfect for any occasion.

July 25, 2023
Cornflake CookiesPhoto By Canva
Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 10 mins
Total 25 mins



  1. Preheat your oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this to the butter mixture and mix well.
  5. Fold in the lightly crushed cornflakes and chocolate chips, if using. The mixture will be quite thick.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet, making sure to leave enough space between each cookie as they will spread while baking.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely. Enjoy your delightful Cornflake Cookies!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Cornflake Cookies
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7 g9%
Protein 2 g4%
Sodium 100 mg4.3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Make sure your butter is softened but not melted for the best consistency.
  • Avoid crushing the cornflakes too much. Gently fold in the cornflakes to the cookie dough. Add enough cornflakes to provide a good crunch but avoid adding too many, which could make the cookies dry and crumbly. You want to maintain some larger pieces for a good crunch.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. This step is crucial for incorporating air into the dough, resulting in a tender cookie.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. This helps in achieving a smooth and homogenous cookie dough.
  • Chill the dough. After mixing the dough, chill it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Chilled dough is easier to handle and results in cookies that hold their shape better during baking.
  • Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to portion the dough evenly for uniform cookies.
  • If you're a fan of nuts, consider adding some chopped pecans or walnuts to the mix.
  • To ensure even baking, try to make all cookies the same size.
  • Let the cookies cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.
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Nothing can be more nostalgic than the taste of Cornflake Cookies. These delicious treats are a perfect combination of crunch and sweetness that will take you down memory lane. With their golden, cereal-encrusted exterior, these cookies are a joy to both make and eat. Ideal for serving at a gathering or simply to enjoy a sweet delight with your afternoon tea, our Cornflake Cookies recipe is simple and quick to whip up.

Can I Use Crunchy Peanut Butter?

Yes, you can definitely use crunchy peanut butter in your Cornflake Cookies if you prefer it. Crunchy peanut butter will add extra texture and a bit more nuttiness to the cookies. Just ensure to use the same quantity as mentioned for the creamy peanut butter in the recipe. Keep in mind, the texture will be a bit different due to the additional pieces of peanuts, but the flavor should still be delicious!

What To Serve with Cornflake Cookies?

Cornflake cookies are a delightful and crunchy treat that can be served as a versatile addition to any dessert spread or afternoon snack. For a classic and comforting option, serve these sweet and crunchy cookies with a glass of cold milk. For a more indulgent treat, pair cornflake cookies with a scoop of velvety vanilla ice cream. If you prefer a more sophisticated twist, serve the cookies alongside a cup of hot coffee or tea, allowing the rich and robust flavors of these beverages to complement the sweetness of the cookies. No matter your preference, cornflake cookies are sure to delight with their crunch and taste, making them a delightful treat for any occasion.

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Can Cornflake Cookies Be Frozen?

Yes, cornflake cookies can be frozen. Here's how to do it:

  • Allow the cookies to cool completely after baking.
  • Arrange the cookies in a single layer on a baking sheet and place them in the freezer until they're fully frozen. This prevents the cookies from sticking together in the next step.
  • Once the cookies are frozen, transfer them into a freezer-safe bag or container. If you're stacking the cookies, place a piece of parchment paper between each layer to prevent them from sticking together.
  • Seal the bag or container, ensuring as much air as possible is removed, and return them to the freezer.
  • When you're ready to enjoy your cookies, take them out of the freezer and allow them to thaw at room temperature.

Remember to label your container with the date, so you can ensure your cookies are eaten while they're still at their best. Cookies can typically be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How Do I Freeze Unbaked Cookie Dough?

Freezing unbaked cookie dough is a fantastic way to have fresh cookies on hand anytime. Here's how you can freeze your cornflake cookie dough:

  • Prepare your cookie dough as per the recipe.
  • Scoop the dough using a cookie scoop or a spoon and place them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. You can place the dough balls close together at this point since you're not baking them yet.
  • Place the baking sheet into the freezer and freeze until the dough balls are solid, usually about 1-2 hours.
  • Once the dough balls are frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag or airtight container. Be sure to squeeze out as much air as possible to prevent freezer burn.
  • Label the bag or container with the date and type of cookie for future reference. Frozen cookie dough can last up to three months in the freezer.

When you're ready to bake the cookies, you can bake them straight from the freezer. You don't have to thaw the dough, but you might need to add a few extra minutes to the baking time.

History of Cornflake Cookies

Cornflake Cookies hold a warm and endearing spot in many a baking repertoire, and for good reason. Hailing from the era of creative home baking in the mid 20th century, they're a testament to the ingenuity of home cooks. The recipe emerged during a time when processed foods were becoming more common in American households. Cornflakes, originally a breakfast cereal, were adapted into a baking ingredient in an effort to add crunch and novelty to the standard cookie.

It's quite interesting how these simple, economical cookies have stood the test of time. They were born out of a period of kitchen experimentation, where home cooks were finding new ways to use the processed foods that were becoming widely available. This cookie recipe is one of those experiments that turned out to be a roaring success. Today, Cornflake Cookies are a beloved treat not just in America, but around the world. They're especially popular in Australia and New Zealand, where they often feature as a must-have treat during holidays and celebrations.

Despite its humble beginnings, what makes the Cornflake Cookie truly special is its simplicity. The addition of cornflakes to the dough lends a unique texture that is both crunchy and chewy. These cookies have a slightly caramelized, almost butterscotch flavor due to the combination of sugar, butter, and vanilla. Whether you're a seasoned baker or a beginner, Cornflake Cookies are a delight to make and even more of a delight to eat. They serve as a reminder that sometimes, the simplest ingredients can come together to create something truly delicious. So, the next time you're in the mood for a little nostalgic baking, why not whip up a batch of these timeless cookies? They might just become a new favorite in your household.

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