Christmas Cookie Week: Orange Scented Cornflake Cookies


This is my final entry for The Speckled Palate’s Christmas Cookie Week! I’m kinda sad I couldn’t post more cookie recipes in conjunction to this week. I had so many ideas and so many things to share but alas, time is not on my side lately. Nonetheless, I’m very grateful to be able to share 3 cookies I personally love. If you haven’t yet seen them, I posted a Green Pea Cookie recipe and a Malaysian Almond Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe earlier this week.

For more great recipes, hop over to Erin’s beautiful blog for an even longer list. Also, she’ll be doing a round up tomorrow so stay tuned!

Now for an intro to this recipe, this is basically a sort of butter cookie/shortbread mash up rolled in crushed cornflakes. I believe this would work with any type of cereal but if you are going to take the cornflakes route, use Kellogg’s. Please. It’s thinner, crunchier & won’t scratch out roof of your mouth. Always a plus.

This recipe calls for flour, corn starch, butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, cornflakes & a variety of sprinkles/toppings. My sprinkles of choice were green glacé cherries, multi-coloured flower sprinkles & strawberry flakes that I found at the baking supplies store. You can use anything you like or none at all!
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Starting with soft butter & sugar.
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I love super fresh eggs. Sunshine in the kitchen!
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Then carefully fold in the flours. As always, fold in just until the flour has disappeared then stop. This prevents rock-like cookies.
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Now this is my personal choice of addition. Orange zest not usually added to cornflakes cookies but I wanted to give them a bit of a lift from the ordinary. And did they perfume!
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I stuck the bowl into the freezer for a minute to help the dough firm up because it was a little too soft to roll into balls without sticking on my hands. It was a hot hot afternoon!
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I found that in order to get some sprinkles in and around the cornflakes, I rolled the cookie dough around a small scattering of sprinkles before dunking it into a bowl of crushed cornflakes.
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Colours! YAYYY!
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And the nice thing is the cookies don’t spread out too much. They just flatten out a bit and smells amazing with the orange zest!
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These cookies are about 1 1/2 inch wide with a rather soft fluffy centre.
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Nice, no?
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It’s like having cereal for dessert. Good excuse to have an extra cookie. Yes?
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Yes, last picture. Enough for today.
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What’s your favourite cereal-based dessert? I would love to try making some. You know, masquerading as healthy and such. 😉

Again, today is the final day of The Speckled Palate’s Christmas Cookie Week. Be sure to go over and have a look around! (idea stealing encouraged).
Have a lovely weekend, you sweet people.


“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth. (1 Chronicles 16:31)

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Christmas Cookie Week: Orange Scented Cornflake Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 50 cookies
  • ⅞ cup (200 g) Butter, softened
  • ¾ cup (150 g) Castor Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2¾ cups (300 g) Flour
  • 3 tbsp (30 g) Corn Starch
  • 2 cups Cornflakes, coarsely crushed
  • Strawberry Flakes (optional) - decoration
  • Sprinkles (optional) - decoration
  1. Preheat oven to 350F or 170C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper & set aside.
  2. Cream butter & sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla extract, orange zest & eggs. Beat until just combined.
  4. Fold in flours. The dough should not stick to your hands when you touch it. If it does, stick the bowl into the fridge for a few minutes to firm up.
  5. Spoon out 1½ tsp of dough per cookie and roll into balls.
  6. Roll into a little bit of sprinkles or flavoured flakes before rolling into the crushed cornflakes.
  7. Arrange onto baking sheet & bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Cool completely on a wire rack before storing in an airtight container.
Some prefer to fold crush cornflakes into the batter.



  1. Jayne, MY GOODNESS, woman! You’ve been baking up a storm, and I adore that you’ve made such different recipes because these are SO inspiring and things that I want to try now. (Also, I feel like you’re always introducing me to new things, so you’re continuing on that trajectory this week, too. Because why wouldn’t you? :D)

    I love me some Cornflake Cookies, and the idea of adding orange for a bit of zip sounds brilliant! So happy you’ve participated in this year’s Christmas Cookie Week. I think it’s been a SMASHING success!

    • It’s only 3 recipes though.. Wish I could do more! So glad you find these recipes interesting! Sometimes I take these things for granted. I love reading about our recipes too. The way you prepare okra, green beans etc… so different from what I ever knew.

      The Cookie is a success indeed. Thanks so much for hosting it! I had a lot of fun. 🙂 Next time you do something like this, count me in!

  2. Those cookies looks delicious. It remind me to my mom cookies, she like to add dried fruits to her cookies 🙂

  3. Your cookies are so cute, Jayne! Hope you had a nice holiday. Sorry I was catching up on your recent posts and didn’t even wish you a happy new year! 🙂

    • Haha… so glad that you dropped by. I was thinking about you yesterday and how I myself haven’t dropped by in ages. Just so busy. Happy New year to you and family!


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