Friday, October 30, 2009

Cornflake Cookies


Have you had a really good cornflake cookie before? You know the ones - the right amount of crunch from the cornflakes, the right amount of chew from the cookie dough and the right amount of sweetness from the sultanas. Well this recipe did not produce those cookies. Dang it. There were way too many cornflakes so the cookies were almost impossible to put together. In fact a lot of them fell apart after been baked.


Total disaster.

Have you got a tried and true recipe for cornflake cookies? I would love to steal it if you do, so please let me know.

For now here is my dodgy recipe...

Cornflake Sultana Cookies (from The Australian Women's Weekly Basic Cookbook)
Makes about 25

5 cups cornflakes
1 cup coconut (desiccated)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup sultanas (I used raisins)
1 cup self-raising flour
185g butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten
  1. Combine cornflakes, coconut, sugar, sultanas and sifted flour in large bowl.
  2. Stir in butter and eggs gently with a wooden spoon.
  3. Shape rounded tablespoons of mixture into balls (yeah right, that was nearly impossible).
  4. Place balls about 5cm apart on greased oven trays.
  5. Bake at 180C for about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  6. Stand cookies for 3 minutes before cooling on a wire rack.

18 comments:

Chatterbox said...

Aww.. I have had cornflakes cookies a couple of times. They are amongst crunchiest cookies of the baking world.Though I never baked any of them myself.

I hope you get the 'perfect'recipe you've been looking for sometime soon.

Keep cooking and making yummy foods :)

Cheers!!

Anna said...

ohhh my Grandma used to make these & I never learned how. thank you!!

m.e (Cathie) said...

haven't tried any recipes yet..but how could the women's weekly get it wrong!!!

Kate21 said...

This is the recipe I use, it's so simple my FDC boys and I often whip up a batch! They love rolling the mixture into balls.
Sultana & cornflake cookies

• 125g butter
• 2/3 cup caster sugar
• 1 tsp vanilla essence
• 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour
• 1 tbs milk
• 1 1/2 cups cornflakes
• 1/2 cup sultanas
1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line two large flat baking trays with non-stick paper.
2. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla essence in a mixing bowl until creamy. Add the flour and mix on low speed until just combined. Add milk and mix until dough comes together. Using a wooden spoon, stir in cornflakes and sultanas, and mix until well combined.
3. Using 1 tbs of mixture, roll into balls. Place onto baking trays allowing room for spreading. Flatten slightly with a spatula. Bake for 12-14 minutes, swapping trays after 8 minutes or until light golden. Stand for 5 minutes on tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

Cathie - it is a really old book, maybe that has something to do with it? Who knows.

Kate21 - Thank you - that looks much better :) will give it a try!

Miss Dot said...

Alicia -- I must say, I've never had a cornflake cookie! What is a sultana? Perhaps you should try Katie21's recipe and then send some to me, you know, to educate me :D

alissa said...

hahaha so my friend used to make these and it was some recipe that you didnt actually bake them - almost like rice krispy treats.
anyway when she made them she set the pan on top of the hot stove (from mixing the batter) and walked away... burning her no-bake cookies.

Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

Miss Dot - a sultana is just a dried grape :) like a raisin but smaller and generally not as juicy. I don't know how well cornflake cookies would travel overseas...

Miss Shivi said...

They still look extra tasty to me. I've had some horrible ones in my time, way too much sugar and honey. I've never seen sultanas used in them before though, that would make them much healthier.

I shall have to try out Kate21's recipe :)

Paris Pastry said...

I don't really know a cookie recipe that uses cornflakes, but a couple of days ago I made Chocolate Cornflake Crunch, which is just melting chocolate, adding cornflakes and putting it into mini-cupcake liners. They really were delicious and so easy! Recipe by Nigella Lawson.

Chantelle {fat mum slim} said...

I love cornflake cookies so can't wait for you to master them. x

Amy said...

Ooh you have me craving them now! Will have to use Kates recipe I think - yum!

Gabbi said...

Never tasted much less made!! They look and sound delicious... must try to make now :)

itsandbits said...

i have an awesome recipe using cornflakes. they're not quite the cookie style of the recipe you used, but they're oh so so so delicious. they come out as florentines. and it's super easy!! It's perfect for around the holidays because of the colors, or any time during the year for dessert. Another thing that's nice about this recipe is that it is very versatile- you can add or change any part of the ingredients and make them to your taste.

Ingredients:
- 4 cups corn flakes
- 250 g raisins or sultanas (whatever you prefer!)
- 500 g peanuts ( but I prefer slivered or diced up almonds)
- 1 tin condensed milk
- Mixed candied green &/or red cherries & oranges ( add as much as you like, or as little. I recommend you cut them into smaller pieces so they stick to toe corn flakes more easily)

-Mix all the ingredients together, then spoon onto rice paper or greased pan (There's not right or wrong way how to spoon them on,but don't be alarmed if it looks like they're all falling apart. they'll stick together once they're baked!). Bake for 10-12 min at 350.

I don't know how strong your oven might be, so just keep an eye on them that they dont burn, because the condensed milk can burn quite easily. But it's usually not a problem.

and that's it! enjoy!

Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

itsandbits - thanks for the recipe :)

Gab* said...

Yum! I haven’t had cornflake cookies for years but I used to love them. I’m on a baking ban at the moment but I might hunt for a recipe to use after my hiatus.

Elissa said...

That is a shame because they look good. I have never attempted these so I cannot help, but I hope it works out better next time.

Chantel said...

Aww shame they didn't work out. You know what I've always loved? Crunchy nut cornflakes - now give me them in a cookie and that'd be heaven!! :)