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Milk Bar Cornflake Cookies

Say hi to your new favorite copycat recipe: Milk Bar Cornflake Cookies. Crispy but still gooey, it’s the need you didn’t know about.

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A Milk Bar cornflake cookie is on a marble countertop with mini chocolate chips and cornflakes scattered around it. To the right is the edge of a metal cooling rack.

Milk Bar Cookie Recipe

Milk Bar is a famous bakery chain started by renowned chef Christina Tosi with a reputation for killer cookies. A Milk Bar cookie is known for being familiar yet unexpected and this copycat for their popular cornflake cookie is no exception to that rule. 

This Milk Bar cornflake cookie recipe is the perfect twist on a classic chocolate chip cookie. It starts off simple with a classic vanilla cookie base, but then things get deliciously interesting. We throw in frosted flakes to give the cookie extra sweetness and an ultra crispy texture. Be warned, this is a crispy cookie through and through. But in the best possible way imaginable – a buttery crisp that melts in your mouth. Mmm, you’re going to love it! So don’t worry about paying shipping to try this delicious Milk Bar cookie – just make them in your kitchen and enjoy them tonight.

A stack of 4 cornflake cookies is in focus. Surrounding the pile of cookies are additional out of focus stacks of cookies.

What will I need to make Milk Bar Cookies at home?

  • Butter – I always use salted butter, but if you only have unsalted add an extra pinch of salt to the dough. 
  • Brown Sugar – Equal parts brown and granulated sugars to give this cookie its iconic flavor and texture. 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Egg 
  • Vanilla 
  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Cornstarch – The addition of cornstarch to this recipe makes it so you don’t have to buy cake flour. You’re welcome! 
  • Baking Soda – this helps the cookies spread and gives them the crunchy, golden brown exterior. 
  • Salt 
  • Mini Chocolate Chips – This is what Milk Bar uses. 
  • Frosted Flakes – Again, this is what Milk Bar uses and we do what they say.
Aerial view of a counter filled with stacks of Milk Bar Cornflake cookies.

How to make Milk Bar Cornflake Cookies

  1. Prep by preheating the oven to 300° F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer or with an electric hand mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light in color and fluffy in texture. This should take about 2-3 minutes. 
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla,  then mix until combined.
  4. Next, add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Mix until fully incorporated.
  5. Finally, add in the chocolate chips and Frosted Flakes and mix until evenly distributed.
  6. Using a #40 cookie scoop, portion out the dough into equal 1 1/2 tbsp dough balls and arrange them on your cookie sheet. The cookies will flatten and spread, so I typically do not place more than 12 cookies max on each cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 300° for 15-17 minutes or until the Milk Bar cookies have flattened and the edges are turning golden brown.
  8. When the cookies are ready, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool on the pan.
  9. Enjoy!
A parchment lined cookie sheet is covered with Milk Bar cookie dough balls.

How do I store Milk Bar cornflake cookies?

If you have any leftovers, you can store these Milk Bar cookies in an airtight container on your counter for up to 4 days. If you want them to last longer, once they are cooled you can put them in a resealable freezer bag, label it with the date and type of cookie and freeze for up to 3 months.

Can I make Milk Bar Cornflake Cookies without cornflakes?

Yes, you can! They just won’t turn out as crispy and delicious!

Can I substitute the cornflakes in Milk Bar cookies with other cereals?

Sure! Rice Krispies, cornflakes or frosted flakes are all delicious options for these cookies. If you’re feeling really wacky, you could probably even try potato chips.

Milk Bar Cornflake cookie sitting on a counter with mini chocolate chips and cornflakes scattered around it. At the top of the image are the words, "Milk Bar Cornflake Cookies" and at the bottom left is a bulleted list saying, "butter, melt in your mouth cripsy; crunchy cookie but not in a bad way; might just be my new go-to cookie"

More Delicious Copycat Recipes

A Milk Bar cornflake cookie is on a marble countertop with mini chocolate chips and cornflakes scattered around it. To the right is the edge of a metal cooling rack.

Milk Bar Cornflake Cookie

Say hi to your new favorite copycat recipe: Milk Bar Cornflake Cookies. Crispy but still gooey, it's the need you didn't know about.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 32 small cookies
Calories: 88kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups frosted flakes

Instructions

  • Prep by preheating the oven to 300° F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or with an electric hand mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light in color and fluffy in texture. This should take about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the egg and vanilla, then mix until combined.
  • Next, add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Mix until fully incorporated.
  • Finally, add in the chocolate chips and Frosted Flakes and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Using a #40 cookie scoop, portion out the dough into equal 1 1/2 tbsp dough balls and arrange them on your cookie sheet. The cookies will flatten and spread, so I typically do not place more than 12 cookies max on each cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 300° for 15-17 minutes or until the Milk Bar cookies have flattened and the edges are turning golden brown.
  • When the cookies are ready, remove them from the oven and allow them to cool on the pan.
  • Enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 52IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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