cornflake oat cookie


Hello everyone!  Hope your all having a great weekend.  Who would believe we are nearly 1/2 way through the year already & still know sign of the weather improving not in this part of the world anyway!  What an earth happen to spring this year? Mother Nature must be in a very bad mood lol

The sun had made a rare appearance so I’m going to keep this post short & sweet just like me  ha ha.  Well I don’t know about the sweet part but the short part is absolutely true. As from January this year, I am officially the shortest person in my house. Even my youngest son at 16 is head and shoulders above me.

Today’s post is all about cookies – Cornflake Oat Cookies


cornflake oat cookies


I have lost count of the amount of time I have made these delicious “breakfast” cookies .

They are very easy to eat & best of all adaptable.  The fact that they are made with store cupboard ingredients and breakfast cereal is a huge bonus!  I don’t know about you but I spend a fortune on breakfast cereals every week.  With 4 teenagers in the house, I end up with  an assortment of cereals in the shopping trolley every week.

What really annoys me is that these boxes of cereals never get finished and the remainders end up in the bin.

That is why this cookie recipe is particularly great, it uses cornflakes for crunch as well as oats to make a very delicious cookie. It’s very adaptable as I’ve mentioned before  – you could substitute a range of cereals for the cornflakes such as Cheerios, Special K, even Bran flakes.


cornflake oat cookies



These cookies were made every week in my home growing up. My mum hated throwing out food and was always looking for ways of using leftovers and that includes  the only boxed cereal she would buy CORNFLAKES.  The secret to these amazing cookies is the cornflakes. They add a chewiness and crunch  to the cookie. Combine that with the oats and you have one fabulous textured cookie with each and every bite.

If you don’t like chocolate chips, these cookies are great without them, but I love to throw in some chocolate chips wherever and whenever I can 🙂 I simply think chocolate makes everything taste a little bit better.


cornflake oat cookies



I use a  small ice-cream scoop to make these.   (Got one of these in Dealz ).  Of course you can make the cookies any size you want,  on an occasion I will make those giant size ones just as a surprise for the kids lol,but I find that about 2 teaspoons is just a about the right size.



These cookies tend to go brown very quickly so make sure they don’t over-cook



cornflake oat cookies
5 from 4 votes


These are a very delicious soft chewy cookie. My kids call them breakfast cookies because they have cornflakes & oats in them & yes, they have tried "the eating them for breakfast trick" never works lol.the trick is letting the dough chill before baking
Course cookie
Cuisine American, europen
KEYWORDS cookies, cornflakes, family. easy
Prep Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 14 biggish cookies
Calories 161 kcal


  • 1 large egg
  • 120 g butter softened
  • 130 g brown sugar
  • 50 g sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 130 g plain flour
  • 100 g oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 150 g chocolate chips
  • 50 g cornflakes
  • 50 g dried cranberries/raisins optional


  1. Using a large mixing bowl and electric /hand mixer) add the egg, butter, sugars, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until creamed and well mixed, this usually takes about 3- 4 minutes.
  2. Add in the flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
  3. Next add the chocolate chips, Cornflakes, cranberries/raisins and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute. Scrape the bowl down to make sure everything is mixed.
  4. Using a small ice cream scoop, or a big tablespoon or just your hands, form about 13 round balls of dough. Stick a few more chocolate chips on top for good measure.
  5. Place the balls of dough on a large plate or tray, cover with cling film, and leave in the fridge for at least 2 hours. (If you bake with un-chilled dough your cookies will spread too much when you bake them).
  6. Preheat oven to 180c/350F, line a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Place dough balls on baking sheet, at least 2 inches apart (I bake 7 cookies at a time) and bake for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges have set and tops are just set, DON’T over bake. The cookies get harder as they cool.
  7. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes and then place them on a wire rack.
  8. I got about 14 cookies out of mine… I made them on the big side

Recipe Notes

The prep time includes 2 hours chilling in fridge


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  • Claudia Lamascolo May 18, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    My son only eats oatmeal cookies and when I showed him this its a winner he wants me to make them this weekend.. thanks for posting!

    • Karyn May 21, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      All my 4 kids love this cookie.. which is rare lol,, one in particular is usually picky but loves this version

  • Jaclyn Anne May 18, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    I have had chocolate chip cookies, I have had oatmeal cookies, but I have never thought to add cornflakes as well. They look amazing though so I am printing out the recipe to try making them for myself.

    • Karyn May 21, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      The cornflakes really add crunch Jaclyn x

  • Pavani May 18, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    That is a great idea to use up some of those cereal in the pantry. I have the same problem with cereal boxes too — kids ‘really’ want to try a cereal and once it comes home, no body wants it any more 🙂 These cookies will make them eat that cereal 😉

    • Karyn May 21, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      Lol looks like kids are the same all around the world when it comes to cereal. drives me potty all the 1/2 boxes of cereal and yes I’nm the one buying them 😉

  • Natalie May 19, 2018 at 6:43 am

    What a brilliant idea to add cornflakes to a cookie. It brings so much crunchiness I bet. Cookies look fantastic. I can’t wait to make them.

    • Karyn May 21, 2018 at 12:34 pm

      Hope they turn out for you. Natalie. My kids love them

  • Veena Azmanov May 19, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    I love using cornflakes or crispy cereal in my cookies too. Love the crunch. These look perfect. Love the size!! yummy!

    • Karyn May 21, 2018 at 12:33 pm

      They are a no fail type of cookie Veena.. and easy to make 😉

  • Marisa Franca May 19, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    What a great idea to use cornflakes for crunchiness. They have such a pretty color. And I really do like my cookies on the crunchy side versus soft. Sounds like this recipe was made for me.

    • Karyn May 21, 2018 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks Marisa ;).. They are my hubbies fav too

  • Gloria May 20, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    You can never go wrong with a great cookie. I bet these are fantastic…love the addition of cornflakes…nice for the crunch factor.

    • Karyn May 21, 2018 at 12:31 pm

      the cornflakes work great in this cookie Gloria.. don’t get the same effect with rice krispies

  • Catherine May 21, 2018 at 3:55 am

    These cookies look and sound wonderful! I have to try this for my family…I know these wouldn’t last long in my house!

    • Karyn May 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm

      Never last long in my house Catherine.. What is it with kids and cookies lol

  • Madi May 21, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    These cookies look so addicting! Adding cornflakes to cookies is such an amazing idea! I can’t wait to give them a go!

    • Karyn May 27, 2018 at 7:25 pm

      Hope you do.. they turn out really tasty

    • Karyn July 21, 2018 at 4:58 pm

      They are a great hit with kids and adults too Madi xx


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