Home > Desserts > Cornmeal Cookies Cornmeal Cookies November 1, 2020 | 10 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Soft, chewy, and sweet Cornmeal Cookies with honey! These cookies have gorgeous crisp edges and are studded with white chocolate chips. Cornmeal Cookies Love honey-drenched cornbread and tender cornbread muffins? Us too! So we channeled those delicious flavors into these show-stopping and mega-tasty cornmeal cookies. Cornbread is one of my favorite side dishes ever. I whip it up every time we make this crockpot chili or this creamy chicken chili. So, I had the thought to add cornmeal to my favorite treat: cookies! Ingredients Unsalted Butter: Adds moisture and richness to cornmeal cookies. Brown & White Sugar: Sweetens, with brown sugar adding moisture and white sugar ensuring crisp edges. Honey: Boosts sweetness with a distinct flavor. Egg: Binds ingredients and adds structure. Vanilla Extract: Enhances overall flavor. Cornstarch, Baking Soda, Baking Powder: Soften flour, tenderize cookies, and help them rise. Flour: Forms the cookie structure. Cornmeal: Adds crunch and cornbread flavor. White Chocolate Chips: Provide creamy sweetness. How To Make Cornmeal Cookies Melt and Cool Butter. Mix: Combine butter, sugars, honey, egg, and vanilla. Add Dry Ingredients: Incorporate cornstarch, leaveners, salt, cornmeal, flour, and chocolate chips. Chill Dough: 1 hour. Shape and Re-chill: Form 2-tablespoon balls, chill for 20-30 minutes. Bake: At 325°F for 8-12 minutes. Cool: Press edges, add chips, let stand 5 minutes. STORAGE Freezing Baked Cornmeal Cookies: Cool, freeze on a sheet, then store in bags with parchment layers for up to 3 months. Note: slight texture loss. Freezing Dough Balls: Freeze on a pan, then store in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Baking from Frozen: Bake dough balls directly from the freezer, adding 1-3 minutes to the cooking time. 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Course Dessert, Snack Cuisine American, Italian Keyword cornmeal cookies Prep Time 25 minutes minutes Cook Time 10 minutes minutes Chilling Time 1 hour hour 20 minutes minutes Total Time 1 hour hour 55 minutes minutes Servings 16 cookies Chelsea Lords Calories 323kcal Author Chelsea Lords Ingredients▢ 8 tablespoons unsalted butter▢ 1/2 cup light brown sugar▢ 1/2 cup white sugar▢ 2 tablespoons honey▢ 1 large egg▢ 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract▢ 1 teaspoon cornstarch▢ 1/2 teaspoon baking soda▢ 1/2 teaspoon baking powder▢ 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt▢ 1 and 3/4 cup white all-purpose flour (See Note 1)▢ 1/2 cup cornmeal (we use Alber's Yellow Corn Meal)▢ 1 cup white chocolate chipsUS - Metric USMetric InstructionsMELT BUTTER: Melt the butter in a very large, microwave-safe bowl. Once melted, set aside to cool at room temperature for 5 minutes. It's important the butter isn't hot when you add in the sugars or it will melt the sugar and make the cookies greasy. WET INGREDIENTS: Once butter is cooled to room temperature, add in the light brown sugar, white sugar, and honey. Stir until smooth. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.DRY: Add in the cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cornmeal. Again, stir until smooth. Add in the correctly measured (See Note 1) flour and mix until JUST combined. Don't overmix. Gently stir in white chocolate chipsCHILL: Cover the bowl tightly and chill for 1 hour.ROLL COOKIE DOUGH BALLS: Linea sheet pan with a Silpat liner or parchment paper and set aside. Roll balls of dough (exactly 2 tablespoons (45g) in size) into tall (not wide) cylindrical balls (see picture in post for shape and size of cookie dough balls). Place the rolled cookie dough balls back in the fridge for 20-30 minutes; they should be very cold going into the oven.BAKE: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Place 6 cookie balls on a Silpat or parchment paper-lined sheet pan to give the cookies plenty of room to spread (they spread a lot). Bake for 8-12 minutes, erring on the side of underbaking; this keeps them soft and chewy (We like ours right at 10 minutes). Remember, the cookies will "bake" a little more out of the oven, so take them out as soon as the edges start to lightly brown and the top no longer looks glossy.DECORATE: Remove from the oven and, working quickly, immediately press the edges of each cookie slightly inwards with the back of a spoon. If desired, press a few extra white chocolate chips into the tops of each cookie. Allow cookies to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Cookies are best enjoyed within 1-2 days. FREEZING: I don't recommend freezing baked cookies as they lose texture, but I do recommend freezing the cookie dough balls. Drop the cornmeal cookie dough balls on a large sheet pan and freeze until solid. Once solid, transfer the frozen cookie dough balls into an airtight container/bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Bake straight from the freezer, adding 1-3 minutes on to the baking time. Video Recipe NotesNote 1: If you press a measuring cup into a bag of flour, you will pack in way too much flour; use a spoon to scoop it into a measuring cup and then level the top with the back of a table knife. Nutrition FactsCalories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 206IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2mg We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed. 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