Crunchy Cornflake Coconut Cookies

January 11, 2010 § Leave a comment

When I was in high school I worked at a dingy, hole-in-the-wall diner whose main clientele was over the age of 65. The sides that came with the meals could always be substituted for jello and you could order half of a sandwich for lunch.

Anyway, they made the most amazing cookies! My favorite were crunchy cornflake coconut.


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup corn flakes
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Cream shortening and sugars.
  3. Add egg and vanilla and combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
  5. Add the dry to the creamed mixture and stir well.
  6. Add the coconut, cornflakes, walnuts and combine (hands help).
  7. Drop by teaspoon on cookie sheet.
  8. Press fairly flat with fork dipped often in cold water.
  9. Bake 7-8 minutes.

Side note: If you would like to search for an alternative recipe, make sure it includes flour. Many of them don’t and the cookies turn into a lumpy pile-o-crap.


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