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Twelve days of cookies: Cornflake Biscuits (Cookies)

Cornflake biscuits cookie recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.comWelcome to Day 8 of

The Twelve Days of Cookies!

From December 1-12th I’ll post a new cookie (or holiday treat) recipe every day – inspiration for your holiday entertaining or cookie exchanges!

The recipes I’m sharing are small batch (each recipe makes 1-dozen) that are simple to prepare and that use everyday ingredients and equipment (hint, a small loaf tin and electric hand beaters are your friends for so many of these recipes!) so hopefully you’ll be able to whip up any of these on a whim.

Today’s recipe is not so much a holiday recipe but another childhood favourite – re-imagined because I couldn’t find my mum’s old recipe for these so they’re not exactly as I remembered them but they turned out (dare I say) even better.

I’ve added cranberries to these instead of the traditional sultanas/ raisins as a nod to the festive season and actually, since these make fairly large cookies, they work as a “sustenance as you run around and do all your holiday jobs” snack! If you want to make smaller, more elegant cookies that you could serve as part of a holiday buffet, make them half the size for a total of 24.

Yield: 12

Cornflake biscuits (cookies)

Cornflake biscuits (cookies)

Easy Cornflake cookies with a festive touch.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 113g (1 stick/ 8 tablespoons) salted butter, room temperature
  • 66g (1/3 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 112g (3/4 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 30g (1/4 cup) dried cranberries
  • 25g (1/4 cup) desiccated coconut
  • 2 cups cornflakes cereal, slightly crushed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
  2. Place 1 cup of crushed cornflakes in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Beat the butter using an electric hand mixer on high speed until it's light and fluffy, approximately 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the sugar and continue to beat until pale and creamy.
  5. Add the egg yolk and mix until just combined.
  6. Sift in the flour and baking powder and mix on low speed until just combined.
  7. Add the cranberries and coconut and mix on low speed until fully incorporated.
  8. Add 1 CUP ONLY of the cornflake cereal and mix until the flakes are evenly distributed through the dough. You might need to use your hands or a rubber spatula for this if the dough is too stiff.
  9. Divide the dough into 12 and roll each piece into a ball.
  10. Roll the dough balls in the bowl of crushed cornflakes, slightly pressing to make them stick.
  11. Place the cookies on the baking trays and use the bottom of a small glass to flatted the cookies slightly.
  12. Bake for 18 minutes until the cookies are just starting to become golden.
  13. Remove from the oven and place the cookies on wire cooling racks until they come to room temperature.

Notes

Since these make fairly large cookies, they work as a “sustenance as you run around and do all your holiday jobs” snack! If you want to make smaller, more elegant cookies that you could serve as part of a holiday buffet, make them half the size for a total of 24.

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These are so easy to make and you could totally change up the dried fruit (I like the thought of dried apricots with that coconut too) depending on what you have on hand. A great lunchbox treat for year-round or a “more wholesome” cookie to add to the holiday lineup!

Check out the rest of the:

The Twelve Days of Cookies

Day 1: Easy Three Ingredient Shortbread

Day 2: Jam Drops

Day 3: Chocolate Caramel Slice

Day 4: Melting Moments

Day 5: White Christmas

Day 6: Langues de Chat

Day 7: Chocolate Coconut Slice

Day 8: Cornflake Biscuits

Day 9: Rocky Road

Day 10: Honey Joys

Day 11: Rum Ball Truffles

Day 12: Giant Florentine Cookie (to share)

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2 Responses to Twelve days of cookies: Cornflake Biscuits (Cookies)

  1. Geoff December 8, 2019 at 16:03 #

    Yep, I remember these… a prod from history with a good result.

    • Mardi Michels December 10, 2019 at 06:21 #

      This version is better than the version I remember too!

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