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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.

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Ethan's Mom December 28, 2007

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!

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Johnsdeere September 04, 2014

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!

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Artcat101 August 10, 2014

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.

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Jill S. December 24, 2013

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!

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sconehead May 09, 2011

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.

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Creation in Hope December 26, 2009

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.

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NICU Nurse Dee December 21, 2009

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!

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Some1sGrandma May 19, 2009

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!!

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StephO. April 14, 2009

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!

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2BigMommas November 13, 2008
No Bake Corn Flake Cookies