Cornflake Cookie Recipe

I’m always looking for cheap and easy desserts. This was a cornflake cookie recipe that I have eaten a time or two over the years. Grandma calls them cornflake macaroons and they are really good. I know you’ll love them!

What I Loved

I have said it many times before. I’m a big textural eater. I loved this recipe for all of the different textures that were present. You have crispy crunchy edges and a delightful chewy center. I was really skeptical that it would come together. When I combined the ingredients it seemed crumbly and like it wouldn’t come together. However, when I pulled them out of the oven, the sugar had caramelized and tied everything together.

The cornflakes added crunch and the coconut added an exotic flavor that elevated this simple cookie. If I closed my eyes, it almost felt like I was eating a bowl of cornflakes with a lot of sugar dumped on top. It definitely had that flavor to it.

There are also ways that you can customize it. I was really close to adding chocolate chips. However, I decided not to last minute. I wanted to try it as written and then make adjustments from there. With all of that being said, let’s dive into the recipe!

Grandma’s Cornflake Macaroons


  • 2 cups crushed cornflakes
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • an egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Combine ingredients. Drop by spoon on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Closing Thoughts

This cornflake cookie recipe is simple. There is no way around it. However, simple doesn’t have to mean inferior. It’s one of those desserts that hits a lot of right notes with me, and I really like that. If you make the recipe, leave a comment below and let me know how it goes!

A Cornflake Cookie Recipe That is Simple and Delicious
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