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Soft Cornmeal Cookies

Combining humble ingredients can sometimes result in a delicious treat. Use these versatile cookie as the base for ice cream sandwiches or crumble them over strawberries and ice cream. —Gina Martin, Spooner, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


  • 1-1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional


  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, 1/2 cup sugar, powdered milk, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter and cream cheese until crumbly. Add milk and, if desired, walnuts; stir until blended. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place remaining sugar in a shallow bowl; roll cookies in sugar.
  • Place cookies 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake 13-15 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 143 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • RLOsb
    Mar 22, 2020

    Not a fan. My daughter had told me she'd tried some great cornmeal cookies while out of town so I searched for a recipe. These just taste like portable cornbread. They're good but not the taste of a cookie.