Friday, December 11, 2009

Cornflake Cookies

Cornflake Cookies

Beat together well:

1 cup soft butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a separate bowl, mix:

1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Gradually add dry ingredients to butter mix.

Stir in 1 1/2 cups cornflakes.

Add 1/2 cup nuts, if desired (I didn't).

Drop onto greased cookie sheet about two inches apart (cookies will spread).

Bake in preheated 350º F. oven for 12-15 minutes.
Makes around 30 cookies, depending on size.

This is a first-time recipe for me, and I loved the cookies. They are quite chewy so if you don't like that quality, you could probably crush the cornflakes before adding them to the batter.


  1. Fascinating, what do they taste like? I love a chewy cookie.

  2. How do I answer? Sweet. buttery. with a little crunchiness. If you were closer, I'd pop in with a plateful for you two.

  3. UMMM and it looks like a very easy recipe! I guess I will have to add them to the list of baking this weekend!

  4. How unusual! It reminds me how I always used to do a cornflake cover on oven-baked chicken and have the kids help crush up the flakes...haven't done that in a long time - it used to taste quite good :)

  5. yummy I can smell them from Mom always made some kind of chewy,cereal when we were kids..I'll ask her..thanks for sharing..

  6. Aha... so that's how you make it. I've got a friend who makes it for us every year and I LOVE it. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. This is a strange cookie? I have always sort of joked that corn flakes has got to be the most boring cereal out there. I can't imagine making a cookie out of it.

  8. Linda, I'll be interested to hear if you like them!

    Susan, if you crushed them for your main dish, you might want to crush them for these cookies.

    Bettyann, If you have a chance, I'd like to hear your mother's recipe.

    Kay, if you try these, I'd be interested to hear what you think, and if you crushed the cornflakes or not.

    Hip Chick, boring? cornflakes? never! I love cornflakes, though I don't eat kellogg's anymore. I eat this health food honey stuff, that I still love. :<)

  9. Thanks for visitng my aprons..They are hanging on a wall in my kitchen,,yes most of these aprons were made/worn in the 50' Mom only wore half-aprons..she is a tidy cook..MIL made me one that literaly wraps all around me..though I prefer to wipe my hands on my pants lol..

  10. They sound like a cookie I would like! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Interesting... easy-peasy. I'll have to give them a try!

  12. sweet...buttery with a crunch...I must make these!!!

  13. Bettyann, I can't imagine how even the 'tidiest' cook could avoid tomato sauce splatters. I wish I could recall what kind of apron my mother wore. I'll bet it was the half one though.

    Sherri, I'll be interested to hear what you think if you make them.

    Les, yeah, easy peasy! And just the right amount. They were gone in a couple days!

    Staci, they were just great, and I'll make them again soon!

  14. I want to make some RIGHT NOW! They sound buttery and delicious, esp. with a nice cup of tea.

    I am so enjoying your blog and thanks for reading mine.


  15. Catherine, I hope you do! Thanks for your nice words.


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