Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cornmeal Sugar cookies

Off late, I have become a big fan of corn meal. So much so that, I have ended up with 3kilos of corn meal lying in my pantry now. Earlier I used to use cornmeal only to bake breakfast muffins. But now, I am looking for other recipes that uses corn meal. I have quite a few recipes listed now. This recipe,however, appealed to me the most. I found this recipe on
The recipe seemed simple and easy to put together. But despite all this,I never thought that the cookies would turn out this perfect. I was pleasantly surprised to be proved wrong. The cookies were incredibly light, buttery with the zest of lemon. This recipe is surely for keeps and I'm sure I will be baking this often.

Cornmeal cookies recipe:
Preparation time: 20mins
Baking time- 20mins
Makes- 20 cookies

All-purpose flour-2/3 cup
Yellow cornmeal- 1/4 cup
Cornstarch- 2 tbsp
Salt- 1/4
Unsalted butter- 1stick or 8 tbsp, softened
Confectioners sugar-1/3
Pure vanilla extract-1/2tsp
Milk- 2tbsp
Grated lemon zest- 1tsp
Granulated sugar for sprinkling

  • Mix the All purposee flour, Salt, corn meal and cornstarch in a bowl
  • Blend the butter, lemon zest, vanilla extract, milk and the confectioners sugar in  a food processor until creamy
  • Then add the flour mixture and pulse until the dough just comes together.
  • Scrape out the dough on to a floured surface and knead for two mins
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to 5mm thickness.
  • Cut out as many rounds as possible using a cookie cutter and transfer to an ungreased baking sheet
  • Reroll scraps and cut out more rounds.
  • Sprinkle sugar granules on top and bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 15 to 20 mins or till the edges are browned.
  • Transfer to a rack and cool. 
P.S- I have tweaked the recipe a little bit by adding milk. You can omit this if you want to. Happy Baking :)


  1. Never had or tried corn meal cookies..thanks for a fantastic idea n recipe :)
    They look perfect n melt in mouth kinds :)

    US Masala

  2. 3 KG !! that's a lot of corn gurl :) These cookies are baked to perfection .. beautifully done.

  3. These look amazing Nishi.Never tried conrmeal for making cookies.You have done them so neatly.Perfect!

  4. I am yet to try out cookies with corn meal. Loved ur cookies very much.

  5. wow!!cute n perfect cookies...bookmarked!

  6. Scrumptious cookies, they looks super pretty and prefect..

  7. Cornmeal cookies r totally new to me...These look lovely!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  8. Looks and sounds intersting...Crispy and perfect cookies

  9. I'm yet to try my hand with cornmeal in cookies. But your cookies looks perfect. Very smooth and crispy looking cookies

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. wow sugar cookies looks sooooo tasty....

  11. The cookies look crisp and perfect! Love the pictures.

  12. I just can't take my eyes off those cookies- trust me! Perfect cookies and superb shot!

  13. Never tried corn meal cookies but yours turned fabulous and yummy!

  14. Wow, iam drooling over those perfect shaped cookies.. Lovely :)Bookmarked !!

  15. this looks super good & congrats on being the dessert maker par excellence @ now serving !! u go gal

  16. Hi, I'm so happy to have discouvered your blog through Priya. Congratulations on the award. I'm looking forward to sharing recipes.


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