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Love Milk Bar's cornflake cookies? These ones have a special twist for the holiday season! Cornflake Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies are packed with lots of peppermint flavor and make the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie platter.

Milk Bar's Cornflake Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies

Love Milk Bar's cornflake cookies? These ones have a special twist for the holiday season! Cornflake Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies are packed with lots of peppermint flavor and make the perfect addition to your Christmas cookie platter.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candy Cane Desserts, Christmas Cookies, Holiday Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Dough Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
Author: Sues

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 ¾ all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups Cornflake Crunch (recipe below)
  • cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed candy canes or peppermint candies (about 18 candy canes or 40 peppermints)
  • ¾ cup mini marshmallows

Cornflake Crunch

  • 2 ½ cups Cornflakes
  • ¼ cup malted milk powder
  • 1 ½ Tbsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a stand mixer or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, cream butter and both sugars on medium-high for 2-3 minutes, until mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add egg and peppermint extract, and beat for an additional 6 minutes.
  • Reduce mixer speed to low and add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined, taking care not to over-mix.
  • Mix in cornflake crunch, mini chocolate chips, and crushed candy canes/peppermints, until just combined. Fold in mini marshmallows.
  • Using about ⅓ cup of cookie dough, scoop out dough onto baking sheets about 4 inches apart. Try to push marshmallows into dough balls instead of leaving on outside as this will prevent spreading. Pat the tops of the cookie dough gently with your hand to flatten a bit. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to chill dough.
  • When cookies are almost done chilling, pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes, until the cookies are just beginning to brown. Cool completely on pan before enjoying or moving to an airtight container.

Cornflake Crunch

  • Pre-heat oven to 275 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  • In a large bowl, using your hands, crunch the cornflakes into small pieces. Combine malted milk powder, sugar, and salt with the cornflakes. Add the butter and toss so the cornflakes are coated. Small clusters will form.
  • Spread the cornflake clusters on prepared baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes until they are getting crunchy. Let cool completely before using in the cookies. This can also be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container.

Notes

  • Recipe adapted from Christina Tosi’s Cornflake Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies, via Today
  • It’s imperative that you let the cookie dough chill before you bake the cookies to prevent too much spreading.
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