Coconut And Corn Flakes Cookies

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

A deliciously soft-centred coconut cookie recipe that’s covered in a crunchy coating of crushed corn flakes – these cookies never last long in my home!

These cookies are so delicious! I made them on Sunday to freeze for school lunchboxes, but by Tuesday they were all gone – LOL!  Next time I will definitely make a double batch.

coconut corn flake cookie biscuit recipe

These coconut cookies have a super soft centre, and a crunchy corn flake outer. It’s a great recipe for using up the crumbs left at the bottom of the cornflake box.

Soft coconut cookies with crunchy corn flakes

I know we are Australian and we call cookies biscuits, but I feel like biscuits are what I buy in packages from the grocery store. Cookies for me are homemade treats I create for the family.


Coconut Cookie

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Category: [url href=""]Cookies[/url]


  • 125g butter
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 1/2 cup corn flakes, crushed


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, fan forced.
  2. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper, a silicone mat, or use a silicone baking tray.
  3. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in an electric mixer, until pale and creamy.
  4. Add egg, mix.
  5. Add flour and coconut, mix.
  6. Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls.
  7. Roll balls in corn flakes to coat and then place on baking tray.
  8. Bake cookies for 15 minutes or until golden.
  9. Rest on tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Recommended Tools to Make Coconut Cookies

  • Silicone Baking Tray
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Coconut and corn flakes cookies

This post was originally published on 14th September 2013, it has been updated with new photos.

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Lucy @ Bake Play Smile September 14, 2013 - 6:39 PM

Oooh I love the look of these! Such a clever way to use up any leftover cornflakes too! Thanks! 🙂 Lucy

Kathy September 16, 2013 - 9:44 PM

Just made a batch of these and they are yummo!!

Debbie July 7, 2015 - 9:07 AM

Hello how could we make these in the thermo?

Yvonne August 9, 2015 - 9:49 PM

I am going to make these, I have heaps of coconut, not to much sugar as well. Yum yum….thanks Kat

Kate - Kat's Assistant August 10, 2015 - 11:28 AM

These are a real favourite of mine, Yvonne. Hope you enjoy them.:)

merry March 9, 2020 - 7:22 PM

Hi Katrina, thanks for sharing this amazing recipe. I love coconut in general and these cookies have turned out to be so yummy that I gobbled up the entire batch just after making them.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife March 11, 2020 - 2:43 PM

I love coconut too! Very happy to hear that you enjoyed these coconut and corn flake cookies 🙂 Kat x

Sheryl April 2, 2020 - 8:18 PM

Hi Katrina, I love your recipes, they are all so simple. You are amazing! There should be more young people like you, a credit to you.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 6, 2020 - 2:30 PM

That’s very lovely of you to say Sheryl. Thank you x


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