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Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookies – These cookies are incredibly thick, soft, chewy, and slightly crispy. The cornflakes gives these cookies extra chewiness!

Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookies drizzled with Nutella on a marble background.

No pumpkin in sight today. 😉 Instead, today I bring you my totally irresistible Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookies. Yup. Irresistible. These cookies have now become one of my family’s (and mine!) favourite. These have everything I could ever want in a cookie.

They’re ultra thick, incredibly chewy (a little help from the cornflakes), and oh so slightly crispy on the outside. Perfection!

Close-up of Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookies drizzled with Nutella on marble background.

Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookies

My brother, Murray, likes to try everything I make, and give a proper ‘review’ on them, whether that be positive or negative, haha! Well, he absolutely LOVED these cookies (Yay!). He loved how soft they were, yet so chewy at the same time.

He also loved how they were slightly crispy on the outside, too. My boyfriend helped taste-test, too – I believe he had two cookies before I even took the photos!

Side-view of a thick Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookie on marble background.
Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookies on marble background with a bite taken out of one cookie.

Because these cookies are loaded with chocolate chips and cornflakes, they won’t spread much in the oven, meaning you’ll have these scrumptiously thick cookies to enjoy. These cookies require no creaming method, and no chilling time, which means you can have these cookies sooner!

If you’re planning to make these cookies ahead of time, you can store the cookie dough balls, covered, in the fridge for up to 5 days, or you can freeze them for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen for an extra minute.

Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookie resting on top of a white bowl full of cornflakes.

I made the cornflakes extra flavourful and crispy by mixing them with a little malt powder, sugar, and melted butter, and baking them for about 15 minutes. That’s what gives these cookies that extra chewiness, and I love it!

A stack of Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookies on marble background.

One thing I love about these chocolate chip cornflake cookies is that you can really taste the cornflakes. They’re not just for chewiness, but they add another flavour that pairs wonderfully with the cookies.

Make these the cookies you bake next, you won’t be disappointed – I promise.

A bitten Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookie being held by hand.

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Yield: 25 cookies

Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cornflake Cookies

These cookies are incredibly thick, soft, chewy, and slightly crispy. The cornflakes gives these cookies extra chewiness!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


For the Cornflakes

  • 3.5 oz (100g) cornflakes
  • 1/4 cup (30g) malted milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons caster/granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (56g) unsalted butter, melted

For the Cookies

  • 2 cups (250g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour/cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup (150g) light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) caster/granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (175g) chocolate chips, and some extra for topping


For the Cornflakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4, and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Roughly crush the cornflakes into smaller pieces, then stir in the malt powder, sugars, and salt. Add the melted butter and mix well.
  3. Spread the cornflakes out into a thin layer onto one of the prepared baking trays, and bake for 10 - 15 minutes until crispy and golden. Let cool completely.

For the Cookies

  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, cornflour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the butter and sugar until combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla, and mix until combined.
  3. Add the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and cornflakes.
  4. Roll the dough into 1.5oz balls, about 25 balls, place on the prepared baking tray, and press the extra chocolate chips on top. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Do not over-bake.
  5. Allow to cool on the baking tray for 10 - 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Once cooled, drizzle with melted chocolate if desired.


Cookies stay fresh covered at room temperature for up to 1 week. Cookie dough balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen for an extra minute.

Nutrition Information:


25 cookies

Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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Thursday 6th of October 2016

sorry Marsha but I have one crucial question because as I mentioned to you that I am making this recipe, but you only say add the egg do you mean both the egg and the egg yolk or is it just one?


Friday 7th of October 2016

Hi Peter! Add both :) Sorry about that. I hope you enjoy!


Thursday 6th of October 2016

Hi Marsha! your photography is awesome and almost feels like you "are right there" in the pictures. These cookies looks so worthy to try them . Thanks :)


Thursday 6th of October 2016

Thank you so much, Peter! :)

Demeter | Beaming Baker

Monday 26th of September 2016

Thick, chewy AND crispy?? I'm swooning, naturally. I love that Murray insists on helping you "review" your cookies. Erm... any slots open for some taste "reviewing??" I could help ya. ;) ;) And I don't even know how your boyfriend was able to stop at two. That's some admirable self control! Hehe. Another fantastic recipe, Marsha! Hope you're having an awesome start to the week. xo


Tuesday 27th of September 2016

Thanks, Demeter! There is definitely a taste-testing spot for you! ;)

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

Monday 26th of September 2016

I've never had cornflakes in cookies before! That is all sorts of genius, Marsha! These look absolutely delicious, girlfriend!!! Cheers!


Monday 26th of September 2016

Thanks, Cheyanne! :)

Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat

Monday 26th of September 2016

These cookies look delicious! Sometimes adding in a new ingredient like cornflakes really works! My mom has a cookie recipe that has potato chips in it and they are amazing! Look forward to trying these =)


Monday 26th of September 2016

Thanks, Shelby! Oh, potato chip cookies sound delicious! :)

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