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Momofuku Cornflake-choc-chip cookies

>> Wednesday, November 02, 2011


You know I love Momofuku Milk Bar? In our last October trip to NYC (how time flies!), Mr. B and I frequently visited the place for yummy treats. Among the favourites was cereal milk, cornflake cereal and corn cookies. We were only partial to the pies there, since they were a bit too "American" to our taste.

 So you can imagine how excited I am to receive the new release "Momofuku Milk Bar" last week. So excited I went straight to the kitchen after 9pm, whipping up cornflake crunch so I could use them the next day. I love the cornflake crunch! They have that added buttery taste to the cornflake flavours, which I totally adore. I can see myself sprinkling them liberally on my vanilla ice-cream in the coming hot months.

The cookies, well, the cookies. They are GIANT, a little chewy, crispy with that sweet and salt balance. I find them addictive, which is strange since I don't normally chewy cookies! Few words of warning though, like most American baked goods, they can be overly sweet for Asian palate.


 I'd love to make the corn cookies next. But sourcing freeze-dried corn kernels in Australia will be a challenge. Any suggestion, please?

~ The recipe ~
{Printable version}

 Cornflake crunch
170g cornflakes
 40g milk powder
40g sugar
1 tsp kosher salt
130g butter, melted

Preheat oven to 275F (130C). Place the cornflakes in a bowl, and crush them gently into smallish pieces. Add in milk powder and sugar, mix well. Add in the melted butter and mix well.

 Spread the cornflakes onto a lined baking pan. Bake for about 20 minutes, when they are golden and smell buttery. Take the pan out and leave to cool. Store the crunch in an air-tight container.

Momofuku Cornflake-choc-chip cookies

Recipe adapted very minimally from Momofuku Milk bar Cookbook. The original recipe also includes marshmallows, which I have opted to omit. 

225 butter (2 sticks), at room temperature
200g granulated sugar
120g brown sugar
1 egg
½ tsp vanilla extract
240g plain flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1 ¼ tsp salt
270g (3 cup) cornflake crunch (above)
125g chocolate chips

Cream the butter and sugars for about 2-3 minutes. Add in egg and vanilla, beat for about 7-8 minutes until pale. You will have to scrap down the side of the bowls from time to time. Reduce the mixer speed to low, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and mix until the mixture just incorporates.

Paddle in the chocolate chips and cornflake crunch.

 Using a 1/3 cup measurement, portion out the dough on a lined baking pan. Pat the top of the cookies dough domes flat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

 Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Arrange the cookies at least 4 inches apart on a lined baking tray. Bake for 16-18 minutes. Or until the cookies just begin to brown. Let the cookies rest on the tray for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool off completely. The cookies will keep for 5 days in air tight containers.



Rosa's Yummy Yums 8:57 PM  

I'd love to have one with my coffee, mmhh!



Johanna GGG 9:03 PM  

wow that looks like a cookie that takes a bit of work but I love cornflakes so am sure all the work would be worth the effort

Sneh | Cook Republic 9:20 PM  

These look amazing! I just got the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook in my mail earlier this week. How awesome is their cereal milk?? Can't wait to try more recipes!

leaf (the indolent cook) 9:46 PM  

I'm familiar with cornflake cookies, but not the Momofuku version... looks nice and crunchy!

Angie's Recipes 9:50 PM  

Crunchy, chocolatey..those cookies look irresistible!

chinmayie @ love food eat 9:59 PM  

Those look so crunchy... Love the deep golden brown colour, especially in the first photo.

Pam 10:47 PM  

These sound wonderful and, as usual, your pictures are gorgeous!

Lisa H. 10:47 PM  

I want to have them all... I know I am greedy ;) ...they look so good. I'd love to have with my cuppa

Winston 11:02 PM  

Ohhh yum I've always loved cornflakes in cookies. It's part of my childhood and I haven't had them for ages! This looks so delicious. I'd love to try out this recipe thanks for sharing

Nelly Rodriguez 11:56 PM  

I can't wait for y copy to arrive!!!

Yasmeen 10:25 AM  

These look absolutely amazing! I don't know how I've been to NYC a million times and yet never been to Momofuku. I'll have to live vicariously through your cooking through the book :)

Richa 11:01 AM  

love the first picture.. the cookies look nice and crunchy.. such fun cornflake crunch!
Richa @

iva | in my kitchen 11:14 AM  

i love your photography! and you'll always win me with cookies, because we are a cookie monster family hehe

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen 1:12 PM  

I've been wanting to try this one, I've had their chocolate one and one other that I can't remember right now but this is the classic!

Jennifer (Delicieux) 2:59 PM  

We didn't have time to go to Momofuku when we were in NY in June, but I really wish I had because I keep reading rave reviews. Your cookies look fabulous. I love that combination of sweet and salty.

maameemoomoo - a ½ food blog 4:55 PM  

Ooh la la!! Did u say chewy?!?!


A Spoonful of Yumm 7:24 PM  

i love adding cornflakes as ice cream topping too ! these cookies look so crunchy :D

April @ My Food Trail 7:44 PM  

Thanks for sharing the recipe! I love chewy cookies so I'm bookmarking this to make soon! Did you reduce the sugar content or the recipe above includes the original measurements of sugar?

Von 11:03 PM  

Unfortunately, I haven't been to NYC, and thus have never been to Momofuku Milk Bar :( These cookies look so tasty and addictive!! I've never had cornflake cookies but I could imagine the crunch it would add!

Sook 5:24 AM  

The cookies look so good! I want some with my hot chocolate! :)

Anh 8:19 AM  

@April: I have reduced the sugar slightly. Work well. :)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 7:44 PM  

Hmm, sound like a good and nice cookies, i would like to enjoy it with a cup of milk!

Magda 3:07 AM  

These look delicious Ahn! I have never heard of cookies with corn flakes in them before; that's exciting! I need to get that book by Mr. Chang ASAP!

Quay Po Cooks 12:49 PM  

We love chewy cookies! This look fantastic!

Nami | Just One Cookbook 5:35 PM  

I know these cookies will taste delicious because of the momofuku milk bar recipe, however, without your beautiful pictures, we have to just guess how they are like... now we can visually imagine and we can continue to drool...beautiful cookie pictures!

MyFudo™ 1:07 PM  

These crunchy treats are a delight. Love these with tea, coffee or hot choco.
By the way, you can get hold of freeze-dried corn kernels via online options. There are a lot of Chinese or Asian stores that deliver,just inquire online, they use selling stes like, etc.
Keep posting!

msihua 2:02 PM  

Delicious! I've had the luck to try a version of this when we did the Momofuku cooking the books and Penny baked us the blueberry version! MmMm

Monet 6:44 AM  

I wish I knew where to get that corn...but they do sound really good. And these cookies? They look great! Thanks for sharing. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Nic@diningwithastud 4:36 PM  

YUM! I think I would keep the marshmallows in but Im a bit obsessed with them at the moment haha


send me a dozen please hihihi. would love to have it with my hot tea...
enjoy your day!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 2:08 PM  

I've been meaning to try this for a long time and your description is making me drool! Love the idea of that chewy AND crispy texture. A must-try.

Anonymous,  8:14 PM  

Freeze dried corn kernels in Australia??? Does anyone know where this can be found. Have tried all major supermarkets, health food stores and Asian grocers with no luck. Trying to make Cereal Milk Ice Cream and need the kernels as part of the recipe. Please advise

Annette Jackson 6:01 PM  

Yummy we can visually imagine and we can continue to drool...beautiful cookie pictures!

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