Good Eats at Christmastime! Yum, Cornflake Cookies

cookies_7483c      Christmas has always been my favorite time of year. Part of that is the fond memories I have of baking Christmas cookies with my mom and sisters every year. Many times we used family recipes that were passed down from my grandma.

This year I’d like to share a bit of that nostalgia with all of the readers of the Chieftain. Whether you do it with friends or family, I hope making Christmas cookies will become a favored tradition each year. To get you started, enjoy some cornflake cookies.

Cornflake Cookies


  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Cup butter + ¼ Cup Crisco
  • 2 Cups cornflakes
  • 1 Cup white sugar
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Cups coconut
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla


  1. Stir first four ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, Cream Crisco and butter with sugars
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time
  4. Add the vanilla
  5. Combine the dry ingredients with the creamed mixture
  6. Add cornflakes and coconut
  7. Drop by teaspoons about 1 ½ “ apart on baking sheet
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes

Tip: You may need to let the cookies sit on the pan for a minute before moving to a rack to cool.

If you are the extra creative type and want to have a little fun with this recipe, try adding a small amount of green food coloring to the mixture, and shape into Christmas trees or wreaths. Then you can decorate with red cinnamon candies or nonpareils for a festive touch.