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Your New Obsession: Mexican Sweet and Salty Cornflake Crunch Cookies

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When you hear the word cornflakes paired with dessert you typically think of fried ice cream. This recipe takes everything you love about cornflake dipped ice cream, and turns it into a cookie! These cornflake crunch cookies are guaranteed to be your new obsession!

See, over the years I’ve tried to pinpoint my favorite dessert. Anything, and everything, beautiful and/or sweet makes the list; a moist fluffy cake that vanishes in between your taste buds and chewy confections that make your eyes roll to the back of your head.

Not to mention cookies! We can’t forget cookies! They are virtually effortless to whip up with any scant amount of ingredients. That’s the great thing about cookies – a little butter, a little sugar, a little flour and in a matter of minutes you can have a delicious wonderful creation!

Fried Ice Cream Cookies

Just like these cornflake crunch cookies! They taste just as good as their name indicates: Fried Ice Cream Cookies!

Imagine these cookies as an ice cream sandwich!

These eccentric cookies harmonize a sweet and salty balance with the distinct flavor of crunchy cornflake fried ice cream. Though the cookie texture is a far cry from smooth ice cream, these cookies are a fun and much easier alternative to the real deal, plus the flavor is spot on! You can barely tell the difference!

Cornflake Crunch Cookies
aka Fried Ice Cream Cookies

Cornflake Crunch Cookies

There is no frying involved in making cornflake crunch cookies which makes them all the more easy to bake, and all the more easy to love!

Fried Ice Cream Cookies

Catherine Olson
Sweet and salty harmonize in this easy recipe that mimics Mexican fried ice cream.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3 dozen

Equipment

  • Hand Mixer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 2 cups crushed cornflakes
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Beat butter, sugars and vanilla until smooth and creamy
  • Add eggs
  • Mix again until fluffy
  • Add flour, cornflakes, soda and salt
  • Bake at F350° for 10-12 minutes
  • Transfer to rack or paper towel to cool
Keyword Cornflake Crunch Cookies

Should I Pulverize the Cornflakes for Flour?

No! Please don’t!

What makes these cookies copy cat fried ice cream is the crunchy texture of the cornflakes.

Can I Use Another Type of Cereal for These Cookies?

You can use another type of cereal to make another different type of cookies, but if you want to make Fried Ice Cream cookies you definitely need to use cornflakes.

Why Does this Recipe Have Coconut Flakes?

Coconut flakes help add to the crunch and texture of the cookies, plus give it that unmistakable vanilla ice cream flavor!

Why Are My Cookies Flat?

You need more flour.

You know all those diagrams floating around the internet that show off different cookies based on the oil or butter content, flour ratios, or mixing the dough using a hand mixer or a wooden spoon? It’s basically a big lie.

As much as anything, elevation and humidity play a huge role in how your finished product looks. I’ve lived on the west coast in Oregon, to the mountains in Utah, to the plains of Missouri, to the gulf in Florida.

My best piece of advice is to only cook one cookie in your first batch, and test it to see if you need more flour.

As a rule — hot and humid needs more flour; high and dry needs less.

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