Cornflake and sultana cookies

So, let’s start with the important things, what do you think of my new coffee cups? Nice huh?

I think they highlight the lovely butteriness / cornflake crunchiness / sultana chewiness / general goodness  in the cookies perfectly.

Cornflake and sultana cookies

I have them in different colours and they’re all spotty. I feel so grown up with my matching coffee cups.

Well sort of. A lot of my other cups don’t match, but that all sounds over rated anyway.

Two actors in The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest

Speaking of all grown up, the play I’m in is now ready and opened this week (little photo to the right, more photos on this lovely photography blog if you click here – yay!).

I’ve been having such a ball. I want to go live in the 1890’s. The clothes were so much more fun.

What we were talking about? Cookies. Right.

I like these a lot! They’re such a nice buttery cookie, but have that fun crunch you get from adding cornflakes.  The sultanas – or raisins if you’re in the US – make them extra tasty.

Cornflake and sultana cookies before being cooked
Waiting to be cooked

The no egg factor also means they will last for ages.

But trust me. They probably won’t if you’re anything like me.

125g butter
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 1/4 cups self-raising flour
1 tbs milk
1 1/2 cups cornflakes
1/2 cup sultanas


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line two large flat baking trays with non-stick paper.
  2. Cream the butter, sugar and vanilla essence in a mixing bowl until creamy.
  3. Add the flour and mix on low speed until just combined.
  4. Add milk and mix until dough comes together. Using a wooden spoon, stir in cornflakes and sultanas, and mix until well combined.
  5. Using 1 tablespoon of mixture, roll into balls.
  6. Place onto baking trays allowing room for spreading. Flatten slightly with a spatula. Bake for 12-14 minutes, swapping trays after 8 minutes or until light golden. Stand for 5 minutes on tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Source: This recipe was pasted in a comment to another blogger who was not having a lot of luck with her recipe for these cookies. The commenters recipe looked good, and it is, her blog is Cupkates

Makes: 24 cookies.

Healthy? 100 calories a cookie.

Storage: Store in airtight container. As there is no eggs in this recipe they can be kept for quite awhile.

27 comments on “Cornflake and sultana cookies”

  1. Oooh, the texture of these cookies sounds amazing! I definitely have to try.

    Also, you look so pretty in that pic from your play up there! 🙂

  2. These look delicious! And love that you’re in The Importance of Being Earnest. I’ve played Gwendolen too, it’s one of my all time favourite plays and she is an awesome character. Best wishes for the play! And I can’t wait to try the cookies myself!

  3. These wouldn’t last long in our house. 🙂 Great picture of the play. It sounds like you’re having a great time. I love the clothes from that time period too. Although I can’t imagine wearing them in these heat waves we’re having. 😉

    • I have to say – I’m very grateful we’re in the middle of a quite a chillly winter here in Melbourne or I’d be suffering hugely. Even under the lights it can get quite toasty. Never in summer….!

  4. Ooh, these look good and healthy for us, too! How fun about your play – the picture looks so professional. And I LOVE the coffee cups. Phew, that was a lot to say. 🙂

    • The pics of the play were done by a professional photographer – we were super lucky that she wanted to do a blogging project about it. Otherwise we often just end up with random shots taken backstage with someones head cut off. hehe. 🙂

  5. I love the costumes you both are wearing…that must be a ton of fun Aimee. You look so grown up there…it’s not just the coffee cups as it turns out.These Cornflake cookies look so yum and sound perfectly crunchy inside. Can’t wait to try this with “sultanas”. I think that sounds way more exciting than raisins. I think I am going to start a US campaign to change their name.

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