Twelve days of cookies: Honey Joys

Honey Joys recipe on eatlivetravelwrite.comWelcome to Day 10 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.

Ok so these are not technically a festive sweet, but they are the stuff of Australian childhood birthday parties and are so much fun to make and eat that I couldn’t NOT include them in this lineup! Honey Joys only contain a few (sweet) ingredients and are perfect as is, although you could totally fancy them up by adding dried fruits and nuts to the mix for a pop of colour!

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Yield: 12

Honey Joys

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Easy Honey Joys - the stuff of Australian childhod birthday parties!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 113g (1 stick/ 8 tablespoons) salted butter
  • 50g (1/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons runny honey
  • 4 cups cornflakes cereal


  1. Preheat the oven to 300˚F. Place 12 cupcake liners in a muffin tin.
  2. Melt the butter, sugar and honey over medium heat in a small pot.
  3. Once the butter is melted and bubbling, pour over the cornflakes and use a rubber spatula to mix well to combine. Make sure all the dry cereal is well-coated.
  4. Use a 3-tablespoon cookie scoop to fill the cupcake liners with the mixture.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes then remove from the oven and allow to cool in the muffin tin for around 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the Honey Joys from the muffin tins and place on a wire cooling rack to come to room temperature.


These are wonderful as they are but you could definitely add in some dried fruit and nut/ coconut if you like!

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How do you enjoy your Honey Joys – plain or with add-ins?

For the holidays, you could add some pistachios/ pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries or even glacé cherries to make them festive. A little coconut is nice too!

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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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