The crunch in a cookie doesn't always have to be chocolate.

Don't get me wrong, I love chocolate! Probably more than I should, but that doesn't mean it needs to be a part of every dessert I make.

Cornflake cookies are a fun change-up for the holidays and obviously go pretty well with milk.

Plus, if you're anything like my family, there's always a box of cornflakes sitting in the cabinets around the holidays for the top of casseroles, and you end up throwing it away eventually, so how about this year, you just make cookies.

This recipe from The Cheater Chef, shows you exactly how you can make cornflake cookies.

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups coarsely crushed cornflakes (I put some in bowl and crush them with my hands)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Add-in options — 12 oz. bag of chocolate chips (I like the mini chips), heaping cup of chopped nuts, a handful of mini marshmallows
  • Heat the oven to 375º F.
  • Cream the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer.
  • Add the eggs and blend well. Add the flour, cereal, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and vanilla. Blend well.
  • Stir in your choice of add-ins.
  • Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls (use two teaspoons, one for scooping, one for scraping) onto a baking sheet about an inch a part.
  • Bake about 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.