Cornflake and sultana cookies

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. thebigfatnoodle
    16 July 2012 at 6:41 pm (6 years ago)

    Lovely recipe, will try it for sure. Congrats on your play.

  2. Tea & Sympathy
    16 July 2012 at 7:16 pm (6 years ago)

    Yum! I love the coffee cups! And the biccies! And coffee! And Ernest! And wine! x

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      16 July 2012 at 7:54 pm (6 years ago)

      Yea, wine! I knew something was missing from this blog post. They’re ALL my favourite things 🙂

  3. Amy
    17 July 2012 at 12:21 am (6 years ago)

    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! 🙂

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      17 July 2012 at 8:47 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks Amy! That’s lovely 🙂 And the cookies are worth a try if you like the crunch of the cornflake (which I believe you are partial too from your last post!…)

  4. The Hook
    17 July 2012 at 3:16 am (6 years ago)

    Nice work! These look delicious!

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      17 July 2012 at 8:47 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks Hook! I’ll put one in my CD drive and send one too you. That’s the way it works, right?

  5. frugalfeeding
    17 July 2012 at 6:34 am (6 years ago)

    Hope the play continues to go well. I like the idea that these are ok to eat for breakfast. Delicious, Aimee!

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      17 July 2012 at 8:49 am (6 years ago)

      Cookies contain some very important food groups (sultanas are fruit, butter is dairy, cornflakes are… vegetables?) and are part of a balanced diet, especially for breakfast 🙂

  6. Jo
    17 July 2012 at 6:36 am (6 years ago)

    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!

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      17 July 2012 at 8:50 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks so much Jo – Gwendolyn really is a blast huh? I’m going to be sad to give her up in a few weeks.

  7. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    17 July 2012 at 8:59 am (6 years ago)

    I earnestly love these cookies. We use cornflakes to make baked chicken a lot. (It’s on the box!) But never tried the cookie route.

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      17 July 2012 at 9:00 am (6 years ago)

      What a pun!! Nice one Greg – I approve whole heartedly.

  8. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen
    17 July 2012 at 11:43 am (6 years ago)

    I would love these.. the cereal would be a great surprise! I’m off to see your other photos!! xo

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      18 July 2012 at 8:54 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks smidge! Cereal in cookies is totally underutilized.

  9. Kristy
    17 July 2012 at 12:38 pm (6 years ago)

    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. 😉

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      18 July 2012 at 8:48 am (6 years ago)

      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….!

  10. Courtney
    17 July 2012 at 1:10 pm (6 years ago)

    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. 🙂

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      18 July 2012 at 8:52 am (6 years ago)

      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. 🙂

  11. nannyofmelbourne
    17 July 2012 at 10:58 pm (6 years ago)

    These are one of my personal favourites! The perfect bite of breakfast, specially with a strong coffee. Thanks Aimee x

    • Aimee@clevermuffin
      18 July 2012 at 8:50 am (6 years ago)

      Good to see you on here! I know a bellman blogger but no other nanny bloggers as yet 🙂

  12. Sawsan@ Chef in disguise
    18 July 2012 at 8:59 pm (6 years ago)

    I love the coffee cups, the cookies and the 1890s clothes too
    Best of luck with the play

  13. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    18 July 2012 at 10:18 pm (6 years ago)

    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.

  14. Aiza
    20 July 2012 at 6:40 am (6 years ago)

    There are so beautiful! Well done ♥

  15. petit4chocolatier
    10 November 2012 at 12:31 pm (5 years ago)

    Congratulations on the play! Love the clothing!
    I like the no eggs, the 1 1/2 cups of cornflakes, and 100 calories a cookie!! Great recipe!

  16. Victoria
    11 November 2012 at 1:28 am (5 years ago)

    Another tasty looking treat! I will definitely try them…love cornflakes in recipes!
    Beautiful photos from the play…very nice!


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