Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

These crisp, crunchy biscuits melt in the mouth - hence their name.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 190°C/ 375°F/ Gas Mark 5.
  2. Grease two baking sheets.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together, until pale and fluffy, and then beat in the egg yolk.
  4. Add the vanilla and stir in the flour to make smooth dough and divide into 24 portions.
  5. Form each piece into a ball and roll in crushed cornflakes.
  6. Press half a glacé cherry in the centre of each biscuit (if using).
  7. Place the balls on the baking sheets and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Cool on the baking sheets for a few moments before lifting on to a wire rack.
Most Helpful

Absolutly lovely, easy to make and scrummy. Taste a little bit like crunchy rusks.

Michelle Aird May 19, 2002

These were delicious crisp little cookies that do indeed melt in your mouth! I made them using oats in place of the corn flakes, and they were very much enjoyed wth a cuppa. Made for Tea Party 2010. Thank you Mille.

BecR February 11, 2010

Cookie turns out great except when mixed, dough too soft to handle, I have to increase flour to 200 before I can actually coat dough with cornflakes.

Tom & Jerry September 16, 2003