Cornflake Cookies and a Cause
I have two things to share with you in this post - a fantastic cookie recipe and a great cause to support. Let's start with one of my very favorite cookies; a simple shortbread-like cookie with cornflakes. I don't think it's a uniquely Hawaii creation but it's definitely popular here.
Every Christmas, my sister's co-worker would give us a big container of cornflake cookies. It was a holiday tradition I always looked forward to and I was sad when her co-worker retired because we no longer had these cookies to share. It has taken me a long time to find the right recipe so I could make them myself.
Through testing and modifying I have varied the amount of cornflakes, vanilla, salt, and baking soda. I have mixed the cornflakes in the dough, rolled the dough in cornflakes, and done a mixture of the two. The final result is a buttery, slightly crumbly cookie with just a slight chew from the cornflakes incorporated in the dough and a nice crunch from the cornflake crumb coating. It's an easy cookie to make and a fun one to make with the kids (they will especially love crushing the cornflakes).
And now let me tell you about a cause you can support. Cookies for Kids' Cancer is an organization that raises money to fund research to develop new, improved, and less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer. I participated in events in the past to raise awareness for this organization and the great work they do and this year I'm participating in The Cookie Chain - a way to fundraise while remaining socially distant. The good folks at OXO are matching dollar for dollar everything that is raised up to $100,000. The Cookie Chain is one quarter of the way to its $200,000 goal so they have a ways to go. Please go to my fundraising page and support this worth cause. If you live in the United States, I hope to repay your kindness with a tasty treat.
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Cookies for Kids' Cancer
I hope you love this cookie as much as I do and I hope you are inspired to support Cookies for Kids' Cancer - no donation is too small. Happy baking!