Friday, September 16, 2011

Cornflake Cookies

Every year, on September 11th, I take cookies to the local fire station. This was my tenth year. I know that, because the whole reason I started taking cookies was as a way of healing for me after the horrible tragedy in 2001. You know what I’m talking about, I’m sure.

That’s how it started, but I didn’t stop. I kept it up as my way of never forgetting and to show my gratitude – however small of a gesture it may be- to our first responders.

Weeks before I start pouring over my recipes and trying to decide what to make. Not every year has been cookies. One year I took all sort of candy treats, but made wrappers for them (wish now I had took pics to share…oh well). Each year I made a card on the computer, different pictures, graphics, sayings, but all ended with a thank you to our local heroes .

This brings me to the cookies-of-the-day… Cornflake Cookies.

My mom has made these for years. There never was really a cup-of-this- a teaspoon-of-that measurement. You know how those old handed down recipes go, right? Frustrating! LOL

Well, I “tweaked” this one a bit and am giving you some measurements. The original one had coconut. I’m not much of a fan of coconut, so I replaced it with oats. I like it just as much. My sister, Becky, still makes hers “mom’s way” with coconut. I won’t eat coconut cream pie, but I will eat her cookies! LOL

I made extra this year so I could take some to Sunday School at church. I promised ‘em I’d post the recipe on my blog this week, and since it’s Friday…I’d better get crackin’, don’t ya think?

Cornflake Cookies

2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
2 tsp vanilla
* 2 cups oil
4 eggs
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
4 cups cornflakes

In a (very) large  bowl, cream sugars, vanilla, oil and eggs.  Add flour, soda and salt.  Fold in oats and cornflakes.
Drop onto ungreased cookie sheet (a cookie scoop - or small ice cream scoop works great)
Bake approx. 12 minutes in preheated 350 degrees oven.
Try to wait until cooled to eat!!!

Note:  Another updated change,  my mom's original recipe called for shortening.  I use oil in this one.

This makes alot - but you can freeze 'em, at either the "raw" stage, or the "done" stage.   Enjoy!


  1. This recipe looks an awful lot like one my Mom had years ago. Mom gave me the recipe but I ended up loosing it somewhere! Mom's recipe had them named Crackerjacks!


  2. What a sweet (no pun intended) thing to do for your local fire dept. I am sure they really appreciate it. The recipe sounds good as well.

  3. I just needed this recipe! I just bought 4 boxes of cereal that was discounted...and now my kids have decided they don't like them. Guess what I will be baking! I love coconut so i think I will change the recipe back to it!


  4. oh yum! those look delish:)

  5. I'm not sure what is going on with this recipe, but I can tell you something is off, my first batch I put in came out over cooked & stuck to the pan.
    My second batch did the exact same thing wth this is money down my garbage disposal & my only day off, needless to say I followed your recipe to the tee & it was a big waste of my money & time I definitely won't be trying this recipe again.
    Thanks anyway

    1. Wow Cindy, I can't imagine what was amiss. I've made this same recipe for years. I'm so sorry it didn't work for you. I know that all ovens are not alike. I joke that mine is possessed because what is good for someone else, would usually burn in mine. And pan colors affect the turn out too (i.e, dark pans tend to brown quicker -possibly burning). I know how aggravating it is to waste ingredients so I am truly sorry.


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