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Cornflake Cookies

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cornflake cookies

These cornflake cookies are one of those simple drop cookie recipes .

I first had these about 30 years ago. A hostess served them as part of her Christmas cookie plate. My hostess used green food coloring, shaped them into wreaths instead of dropping them in a candy cup, and then she added two red hots to the top of the "wreath" to look like holly.

This recipe calls for coconut. But you can leave it out if you want. (I have coconut-haters in my house). But if you leave it out add a tad more of the cornflakes to get enough of the cookie to stick together.

One last thing - when you drop these onto the baking sheet - you may need to squeeze the cookie together a bit, just to make sure they stick together in one piece.

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Cornflake Cookies Recipe

YIELD: 2-3 Dozen

Ingredients

* 2 egg whites

* 4 cups of Cornflakes

* 2/3 cup slivered almonds

* 2/3 cup of coconut (IF YOU leave it out - add a tad more cornflakes for texture)

* 1 cup of sugar

* 1 tablespoon of melted butter

* 1/2 teaspoon of salt

* 1 teaspoon vanilla

Procedure

* Preheat oven to 350 degrees

* Beat two egg whites until stiff

* Mix the other ingredients together until blended

* Fold in the egg whites

* (Add food coloring if you want)

* Drop the cookies 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet

* You may have to squeeze together to get a shape

* Bake about

* Let 'em cool before taking them off the cookie sheet (otherwise they break)


Do I HAVE to use almonds?

Nope. We just use them a lot in Italian Dessert Recipes so I have them sitting around. I will say the reason I stick to them is (pun intended) other nuts will have a harder time sticking the cookie together. Walnuts and pecans are bigger and chunkier. So if you swap out for them - I'd consider not leaving them so big that the cookies don't bind together.


Do I HAVE to use Cornflakes?

Just because these are cornflake cookies doesn't mean you have to buy an expensive name brand (like the one with the rooster on the box.) You are looking for a corn based cereal that has been rolled out to a flake. Make sense?

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