Cornflake Marshmallow Lace Cookies

by Lauren | Celiac Teen on March 10, 2010

Don’t make these.  You see, if you dare to bust out a plate or two of these, they are guaranteed to be gone before you can count the calories.  Both my brother and dad asked (separately) while I was taking the cookie photos if they could do a hand-reaching-for-cookies shot.  I stayed strong though, making sure there was enough of them to show you!

Cookie Close

No, seriously.  If you make these, they will disappear into thin air.  Obscenely addictive, they beckon you with their every movement.  Not-quite-crunchy cornflakes masquerading as oats, caramelized in the not-too-sweet cookie, topped with marshmallows that quickly toast and spread into the increasingly addictive substance.  Did I mention increasingly addictive?  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  Just writing this up makes me want to make another batch.  In fact I think I have all of the ingredients…

This post is linked to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays and Gluten Free Wednesdays.

Cornflake Marshmallow Lace Cookies
Adapted from The Cookbook Chronicles.  Adapted by Lauren of Celiac Teen.
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup millet flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
2/3 cup quinoa flakes
1 1/4 cups lightly crushed gluten-free cornflakes
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
3/4 cups or so mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Line a few cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Beat together butter and sugars, until light in colour and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Continue to beat until combined.  Add xanthan gum, sorghum flour, millet flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are just incorporated.  Using a wooden spoon, mix in the quinoa flakes, crushed cornflakes and chocolate chips.

Roll the dough into balls, about the size of golf balls.  Place about 6 on each pan (seriously.  They spread like crazy).  Lightly press 4 mini marshmallows into the middle of each ball of dough.  Sprinkle a bit more salt on top.

Bake for 9 to 12 minutes, until spread and golden.  Allow them to cool on the cookie sheet before serving.

Cookie Stack
Innocent enough stack of cookies.  Sorta lacy, great golden colour.

Cookie Swirl

Further examination displays the ruffled edges.  The signature of a really good chewy cookie.


And then… Caramelized marshmallows.  

Cookie Grab

But most importantly, the cookie monster.  Ahem, monsters.

They came.  They ate.  They asked for more.

These are epic cookies.  Just make some.  Then a couple more.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Lorna Yee March 10, 2010 at 12:53 am

Awesome! I am going to link this post to my original Cornflake Marshmallow cookie post. Great job. They look delicious.

Iris March 10, 2010 at 1:03 am

Love that last picture! And as per your suggestion, I don't think I'll be making these right away! I would definitely eat them all in a day…ahem…hour.

Julie @ Willow Bird Baking March 10, 2010 at 2:31 am

Mmmm! If you need any more "hands reaching for cookies" shots, just let me know . . . !

Linda March 10, 2010 at 4:03 am

I can see why they would be addictive. They look delicious. Thanks for linking to Gluten Free Wednesdays.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella March 10, 2010 at 9:28 am

I love cornflake cookies! There's a NZ cookie called the Afghan and that uses crushed up cornflakes and you get the nicest crunch. Much like these I'd think! :)

Kim March 10, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Those look chewy and melt-in-your-mouth wonderful. Will absolutely give these a try :)

gfe--gluten free easily March 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Those remind me so much of my brown sugar chocolate chip cookies, which are thin and caramelized. I will try these eventually, but no marshmallows or corn flakes in the house right now, so I'm safe. LOL Great photos! Too cute on your brother and father. 😉


Valérie March 10, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Cornflakes, marshmallows and chocolate chips – sounds like the all-American cookie! (All that's missing is peanut butter!) I love how thin and lacy they look!

And only allow people you completely trust to take part in a "hand reaching for the cookie" shot. :-)

Gina Fit by 41 Maybe 42 March 10, 2010 at 3:01 pm

I am such a cookie monster. Thank you for the warning. They look beautiful. (Great writing and description).

Betsy March 10, 2010 at 6:52 pm

Those look fabulous! I love how you added marshmallows…good choice!

Cathy @ ShowFoodChef March 10, 2010 at 11:43 pm

I wish I could do a "Hand-reaching" shot with those too. And then, an empty plate shot that I could help with? They look so chewy and completely delicious.

Trissa March 11, 2010 at 9:15 am

Ahh Lauren – yes, your cookies look so delicious that I think you need a warning sign infront of your pictures – "these cookies are addictive!"

Chelsey March 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm

oh, I can see why these might be addictive! I love the way you write, it's very natural and enticing. It reminds me of Gluten Free Girl.

Winnie March 12, 2010 at 2:37 am

I have to be honest and the title of the recipe scared me a little, but I can see from your post that these must be delicious and your photos are FABULOUS!

Sweet and Savory March 12, 2010 at 5:45 am

You are plain naughty, posting photos, like these. I want some and I can't have them, at least not now.

Who makes GF cornflakes? I haven't seen them around.

Jenn March 12, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Oooh these look great! My husband has a thing for marshmallows too, so I know he would just love these cookies! I don't know if we have gluten free cornflakes here but we def. have GF coco pops which I think should work when I give this a try…yum!!

Brian March 13, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Love all the different flavors in them. I've never met a cookie I didn't like. Thanks for sharing.

MaryBeth April 28, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Yum, these look amazing – I’m thinking of trying them this weekend!! I didn’t know if marshmallows were gf or not – I’m glad to hear that they are!!

kickpleat November 30, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I rarely have marshmallows, but I bought some last month for a recipe and now have half a bag. Thank you for this recipe because now not only do I have a plan, but this will nick my cookie craving in the bud. Yum.

Wendy December 3, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I made these last year with the original recipe, and your adaptation is GREAT!!! I’m so excited to bring them to share at tomorrow’s 2-Nutcracker-performance marathon…thanks, Lauren!

Shaay December 10, 2010 at 1:20 am

Lauren, I am making these for my BFF for Christmas. She is fairly new to her Celiacs diagnosis, and missing many things gluten. I know she is going to love these! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I’ve been poking around your site and enjoying it a lot. You are very talented!

Happy Holidays!

Halle April 5, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Holy heck these are so good! I was amazed by how easy they were to make, and how delicious the results were. These cookies are like nothing I’ve ever had before, and definitely remind me of smores. Great job. :)
Also, thanks so much for all the awesome inspiration your blog provides people who are gluten-free! My mom just got Celiac and I’ve been baking gf for about three years. I had no idea there were soooo many great resources. You. are. awesome!!!

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