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Cornflake Cookies

Cookies, I love them all. What is your favorite cookie?
I browsed through my Mom's old recipes and found this one that I have not made in a long time. I like finding old treasured recipes.
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • 1 1/2 cup cornflakes
  1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients and and set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl cream shortening and sugars till creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined and stir together with first 4 ingredient mixture.
  3. Stir in oats, coconut, and cornflakes.
  4. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake in a 350ยบ oven for 12 minutes.
  6. Cool completely on cooling racks. These cookies freeze well.
  7. Yield: 30


  1. These look delicious. I haven't made cookies in a while. It's due time.

  2. Oh my goodness!!!! I learned how to make these cookies in my first year of home ec at John Oliver Highschool in Vancouver. We put a marachino cherry in the center. That was in 1959! Thanks for the memories. Lucy

  3. Thank you! I love it!

  4. When a recipe calls for shortening, is a product like Crisco a must or can you use butter?

    1. Yes, I used Crisco. You can use butter, it will change the texture somewhat but it will still be delicious.

    2. Could also try coconut oil

  5. My all time favorite are peanut butter cookies but I love all cookies...mostly crispy ones and I even like them a little "well done". I bet I'll love those with the crispy corn flakes in them. I used to make a potato chip cookie with the leftover "pieces" at the bottom of the bag but I no longer eat potato least I don't buy them on a regular basis so I don't make the cookies. I'm sure these are healthier than the potato chip ones. It was a way of not wasting anything. Thank you!

  6. "Old" recipes are the best especially if they were your Mom's!!! I can't possibly try all the amazing recipes you gals put up but might have to try this one. Thanks for sharing it.

  7. When I arrived in Canada over 30 years ago my kindly neighbor brought over a plate of cookies. She called the recipe "100 Good Cookies" - her recipe is identical to this but instead of shortening she used oil and rice krispies instead of cornflakes. They were delicious and they really do freeze well. I am so glad you posted this recipe as I always wondered if I could substitute the oil for shortening. Many thanks!

  8. Love those cookies…my recipe is called Cowboy Cookies, from a chuck-wagon cookbook I have.


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