Does this recipe ever bring me back to childhood! We called these "Thumbprint Cookies" because as my mom would drop them from a spoon, I would press my thumb into each one to form a well. We then filled them with raspberry preserves. Thanks for posting! PS...One thing I didn't mention was to watch that you remove the liquid from the heat as soon as it comes to a boil. The longer you boil the liquid, the harder and more candy like your cookies will be.
My sister in law makes these! I was happy to find this recipe! The only difference is she makes them with special k cereal. Thanks for the recipe!
My dad told me that he used to eat these as a kid and showed me how to by his memory of what he knew on how they were made ^^ <br/>So yummy!
Love this recipe. My family has made it for years. For Christmas I add green food coloring to the mix to make green Christmas trees and then add red hots for the Christmas balls.
Made this quickly tonight because I was out of treats for lunches......WOW....so good and easy! I used 1/2 corn syrup and 1/2 molasses (didn't have enough corn syrup)...and made it with a bag of Macadamia cranberry cornflakes....they were delicious!! I did add a TBSP of vanilla as others suggested. Will definitely be making again! Thanks for the recipe!
I love this recipe. I was craving something with cereal and something with Oatmeal. I didn't want to make 2 different cookies. So I mixed 2 cups Corn Flakes, 2 cups Cheerios, 1 cup Oatmeal, and 1/2 cup of Grape Nuts. I was trying to keep a eye on my daughter who was wanting to constantly hold our new kitten we got for Christmas and make the cookies. I put the Peanut Butter and Corn Syrup in the pan at one time, then I realized I was wrong. I then just added the Sugar to the already cooking mixture. I have to say that it turned out just fine. May of taken a bit longer to reach a boil, yet it did not change the taste of it at all. I am happy with my mistake, it simply eliminated a step. This is a cookie, every child should have.
My finace has been asking me to make "this weird cornflake cookie peanut butter thing" that his grandma made him when he was about 5. I found this recipe and made it and he was amazed. We added 1/4 tsp of vanilla (he said he remembered that from the recipe.) He did say the it could have used more liquid as they were a touch on the crumbly side. Next time I would use 1 1/4 cups of each.
Mmmmm! I mixed 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder in with the sugar before adding the corn syrup and made as directed using 6 cups of corn flakes instead of 5 1/2. Lined a 9x13 pan with waxed paper and dropped the whole blob onto it and smashed down with more waxed paper. Speeded cooling time by placing in the freezer for a short while. Lifted out the waxed paper and peeled away and cut into squares. Will surely make again. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!
Thanks for the great recipe! I am so glad I stumbled onto this. It is quick and easy! The only change I made was adding a TB of "real" vanilla to the cs/sugar mixture. Yum!!
My daughters just helped me make a batch of these. Boy do they bring back memories! We skipped the added cup of sugar and they turned out just fine. Thanks for posting!