Cornflakes Cookies

October 5, 2012mayurisjikoni
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Recipe: Cornflakes Cookies

What are Cornflakes Cookies?

Cornflakes Cookies as the name suggests are cookies with cornflakes added to the dough. Roughly crushed cornflakes is added to the cookie dough. Its adds a special kind of crunch and it is really tasty. In fact the first time I baked them, my son commented that they taste like popcorn! I use the plain Kelloggs cornflakes. I tried them with the local cornflakes and it lacked the crunch. A good way to use up plain cornflakes. I love dunking these cookies in milk, tea or coffee and yet the crunch is there.

First Time I Baked Cornflakes Cookies

Kelloggs cornflakes was on offer and I bought the packet or rather packets. After a while hubby declared that he is tried of plain cornflakes. And I’m more of a toast in the morning kind of person. Was wondering what I’d do with so much cornflakes. That’s when I remembered that I had cut the recipe from the Femina Magazine and saved it to try later. The later was now. It actually took me a whole day to look for it. Too many papers, cuttings, clippings, etc were in a folder. Cleared out so many and finally found the cutting. Shared the cookies with my friends and relatives and they loved them. Since then have baked them often and not because I have extra cornflakes. In fact I have to specially  buy cornflakes to bake these cookies.

Perfect Edible Gift

For many years now, I’ve stopped buying gifts to give to friends, neighbors and relatives for Diwali. Usually what happens is we spend time looking for gifts and we’re not sure if the receiver will like them or not. In reality, I have several gifts that I’ve not used at all! Therefore, for this Diwali decided not to buy gifts but to make edible gifts to give away. And I think that was well received by all. Gift them for Christmas, Diwali, birthdays or to celebrate any occasion.


For the Upcoming Festivities here are some Edible Gift ideas:

Coconut Laddoos/Coconut Fudge Balls are easy to make and delicious as dessert or as edible gifts for any festival.
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Coconut Chocolate - tastes like Bounty Chocolate but its homemade. Easy to make and makes a delightful gift for any occasion. Or prepare it for festivals to share with friends and family.
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Homemade Tea Masala or Chai Masala is an aromatic mixture of spices to add to your daily cuppa tea. Use the spice mixture for cakes, cookies, tea breads, latte.
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Baked Farsi Puri/ Mathri is a healthy way to enjoy the famous Indian fried Snack. Spicy, crispy and a gult free snack.
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Batheeth is a date and spice based Emirati dessert that is usually served with Arabic Qahwa or Black Coffee. Serve it in the crumb form or as balls.
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Magas or Chickpea Flour Fudge is a delectable, Gujarati sweet that is usually prepared during festivals and weddings. Homemade Magas is so much better as you can add spices and nuts according to your choice.
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Googra/ Gujiya is a sweet fried pastry that is must have during Diwali. The semolina, nut filling and flaky pastry makes it a delectable treat.
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Ingredients Required for Cornflakes Cookies:

  • Flour – I use all purpose or plain flour. You can mix wheat and all purpose flour if you wish.
  • Cornflakes – plain and lightly crushed. Use any brand of your choice.
  • Sugar – I’ve used refined sugar, you can use any of your choice, coconut or brown.
  • Butter – I’ve used salted butter. If you use saltless butter, then add ¼ tsp salt to the flour.
  • Baking Powder – as the leavening agent
  • Lemon Juice – for flavouring
  • Lemon Zest – for flavouring


Dietary Tips:

  • For Vegan friendly cookies replace butter with a vegan friendly option like coconut oil, vegan butter.
  • Vegetarian – as no eggs are used


Dunk Cornflakes Cookies in milk, tea or coffee and enjoy them as a snack or make them as edible gift for loved ones.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert, edible gift, Tea Time
Cuisine International


  • 2 cups plain flour all purpose flour
  • 3 cups cornflakes
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter 200g
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest or peel
  • 1 -2 tbsp lemon juice



  • Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  • Lightly crush the cornflakes.
  • Sieve flour and baking powder together. Add the crushed cornflakes and mix well.
  • Cream butter and sugar together till it is light and fluffy.
  • Add the lemon juice and zest and mix well.
  • Add the flour mixture and mix well.
  • Allow the dough to chill in the fridge for 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Take about a tablespoonful of the dough and roll it into a ball. Flatten it slightly between your palms.
  • Place it on a greased baking tray.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough. Make sure the cookies are at least an inch apart as they will spread a bit.
  • Place the cookies in the oven to bake for 12 to 15 minutes or till they are light golden in colour.
  • Leave the cookies on the baking tray for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies and cool them on a wire rack.
  • Store in an airtight container.


  • Add vanilla extract instead of lemon juice.
    Add about ½ cup chopped nuts to the dough.
Keyword cornflakes cookies, eggfree cookies

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  • Shobha Keshwani

    October 26, 2020 at 1:39 am

    5 stars
    These cookies look crunchy and flavourful with the addition of corn flakes , lemon juice and zest . I am baking a lot of cookies these days as I stopped buying the ready ones. Bookmarking the recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 26, 2020 at 10:46 pm

      Thank you so much Shobha. I too rarely buy ready made cookies.

  • Archana

    October 26, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    5 stars
    Loving it Mayuri! Even I rather not buy Diwali gifts. My friends are happy to get something made at home. Its more personal.
    Anyway these cookies sound amazing n I am glad you made an effort to find the recipe. I can relate I am doing the same thing now.

    Was wondering if I can substitute museli in place of the cornflakes. What do you say?

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 26, 2020 at 10:43 pm

      Thank you so much Archana. You can add muesli but it will lack the extra crunch that cornflakes adds. You could use bran flakes instead.

      1. Lata Lala

        November 12, 2020 at 8:20 pm

        5 stars
        These cornflakes cookies look perfectly baked with lovely crunch Mayuri. I can smell the fresh flavors of lemon juice and zest in this. Oh so delicious 😋

      2. mayurisjikoni

        November 16, 2020 at 8:45 pm

        Thank you so much Lata.

  • Linsy Patel

    October 26, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Now we can use corn flakes in cookies also after chevda. Love the texture of it.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 26, 2020 at 10:42 pm

      Thank you so much Linsy, yes cornflakes adds a wonderful crunch and texture too.

  • Super duper kitchen

    October 27, 2020 at 4:49 am

    5 stars
    Loved the texture of the cornflakes cookies. This is almost similar to the way I bake but I have not used lemon juice and zest. Instead I add some milk and essence. Lovely share. Also gifting something like this is more personal.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 27, 2020 at 12:58 pm

      Thank you so much Niranjana. And yes they are perfect as gift.

  • Priya Srinivasan

    October 27, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    5 stars
    Wow cornflake cookies look very inviting! Love how beautifully you have shaped them, perfect round and thickness! Can imagine the flavor of lemon zest in the bake, heaven!!! A perfect treat for kids and a lovely edible gift!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 28, 2020 at 4:18 pm

      Thank you so much Priya and yes the aroma of lemon zest baking is heavenly.

  • Preeti Shridhar

    October 31, 2020 at 4:57 am

    I have a soft corner for cookies. I stopped buying them from the market many years ago. It’s a beautiful recipe. The corn flakes some be adding a nice crunch to the cookies.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      October 31, 2020 at 8:02 pm

      Thank you so much Preeti and yes, the cornflakes adds a lovely crunch to the cookies.

  • Maria

    November 2, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    5 stars
    That’s something very creative and fun to do with good old corn flakes! Not only the fussy kids will eat happily but I would love to have a couple with my morning cup of coffee too.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 2, 2020 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you Maria. I too love them as they are extra crunchy.

  • Azlin Bloor

    November 3, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    5 stars
    These look simply amazing. I love that they look like “real” cookies, instead of just cornflakes mixed together. When we were little, that cornflakes mix was one of the things people always made during the festive seasons, but I never ate them because I didn’t fancy the cornflakes. But your cookies are so deliciously tempting!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 3, 2020 at 5:53 pm

      Thank you so much Azlin, when the cornflakes gets baked, its becomes more crunchy and that what my kids loved.

  • Pavani

    November 9, 2020 at 7:44 am

    5 stars
    Love these crispy and delicious cookies. Adding corn flakes to the cookies is a great idea. The addition of lemon zest must have added so much flavor. I will try these for my kids soon.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 9, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      Thank you so much Pavani. Hope your kids enjoy them when you bake the cookies.

  • Poonam bachhav

    November 10, 2020 at 8:33 am

    5 stars
    Adding cornflakes to butter cookie dough sounds interesting ! The cookies look crunchy and delicious. Such a great gifting option for festivals like Diwali and Christmas!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 10, 2020 at 9:49 pm

      Thank you so much Poonam.

  • Sasmita Sahoo

    November 26, 2020 at 7:09 am

    awesome baked ! just love the texture of these cornflakes cookies. cornflakes must be adding a nice crunch in the buttery bites Perfect for gifting purposes…..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 26, 2020 at 3:59 pm

      Thank you so much. Sasmita they turn out so crunchy.

  • Lathiya

    November 29, 2020 at 1:18 am

    5 stars
    Making cookies with corn flakes is a great idea. Never thought of it. This is a great way to use leftover corn flakes too.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 29, 2020 at 3:46 pm

      Thanks Lathiya, and its adds a lovely crunch too.

  • Sapana

    January 2, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    5 stars
    I have tried making corn flakes bars and Chivda only never tried making cookies with them. They look so delicious and must have tasted amazing with a cuppa milk.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 2, 2021 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks Sapana they add a wonderful crunch to the cookies. Try the recipe, you may enjoy the cookies.

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