Corn Flake Oatmeal Cookies

Corn Flake Oatmeal Cookies are soft, chewy, and crunchy all at the same time. These always disappear so quickly! - Bake or Break

A few times every year, I get hit with an overwhelming urge to do some serious sorting, organizing, and purging of as many things as possible. Inevitably, I have to make some tough calls on some items. And one of the hardest things to thin out is my cookbook collection.

I have so many, and it seems I’m always adding more. But, believe me, a small New York apartment will make you a little more aggressive in your culling. I can never seem to get rid of community cookbooks, though. You know, the cookbooks put together by different organizations for charity or fundraising. The way I see it, people contribute their very best recipes to those books. They are a treasure trove of delicious food!

During one of my recent organizing stints, I made a stack of all of my community cookbooks and set out to try to pick out a few to keep. Not surprisingly, I kept every single one of them. And I rediscovered the recipe for these cookies!

Corn Flake Oatmeal Cookies are soft, chewy, and crunchy all at the same time. These always disappear so quickly! - Bake or Break

These cookies start out much like any vanilla cookie – sugar, butter, vanilla. But then corn flakes, oats, and pecans get added to the dough, and they become something irresistible! The cookie itself is wonderfully soft. The oats make them a bit chewy. The texture of the corn flakes changes a bit as the cookies bake, but they still maintain a lot of their crunch. And the nuts provide even more crunch. All of that means you have a cookie that’s soft and chewy and crunchy all at the same time!

A cursory glance at a plate of these cookies may not stir much excitement. They’re quite beige, aren’t they? But a single bite of one of them will have you reaching for more. This is a great cookie alternative when you’re looking for something a bit different. Just be sure to save a few for yourself before you serve them. They usually don’t last long!

Corn Flake Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: about 48 cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes per pan

Corn Flake Oatmeal Cookies are soft, chewy, and crunchy all at the same time!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 cup firmly packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups corn flakes
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (or other nuts)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer on medium speed*, combine the butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until thoroughly combined.
  4. Reduce mixer speed to low. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until combined. Fold in the corn flakes, oats, and pecans.
  5. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls onto the prepared pans. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned.
  6. Cool on the pans for 10 minutes. Then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to continue cooling.

Notes:

*You can also mix these by hand if you prefer.