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I know, I know - corn has no place inside of a cookie. While it sounds strange, possibly even gross or outright icky, the corny goodness at the core of these little treats adds something really special that few other ingredients could. While you might need to pick up a few items that you don't keep in your pantry, after making these delicious cookies just one time, you'll have them on hand from now on.


Inspired by a Momofuku Milk Bar recipe as seen on the awesome PBS show Mind of a Chef
 
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Step 1: You'll Need. . .

Software
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup of freeze dried corn, ground to a fine powder (you'll need 2/3 cup once it's ground) (Amazon also offers a lot of dried corn)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 corn flour (make sure it's corn flour, not corn meal - if you can't find corn flour, you can use a food processor or clean coffee/spice mill to grind corn meal until it reaches a flour consistency)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Hardware
  • Food processor or clean coffee/spice mill (or mortar and pestle) to grind the dried corn (and corn meal if you need to)
  • Stand mixer or hand mixer and mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Rubber or silicone spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Cookie scoop (mine is little so my baking time is shorter - if you use a large scoop, add a couple minutes to the baking time)
  • Cookie sheets lined with parchment or silicone liners
  • Plastic wrap

Step 2: Cracking Corn

  1. In the food processor, grind the dried corn until it is a very fine powder
  2. Combine the powder with the flour, corn flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder
bajablue1 year ago
Corn has every right to be in a cookie and you just proved it!!! Looks YUMMY!!! ;-P~
shesparticular (author)  bajablue1 year ago
Thanks! :)
GummiBear2 years ago
This is a really good take on the nasty, no-taste, chemical filled, absolutely fake, not a real cookie (need i say more?) "sugar" cookies they sell at supermarkets. Cant wait to make these!
shesparticular (author)  GummiBear2 years ago
They're oddly similar to a sugar cookie, but with a much more rich taste - hope you enjoy them!
mikeasaurus2 years ago
I've seen corn used loads to add sweetness to foods, but never thought about cookies! You're so clever.
shesparticular (author)  mikeasaurus2 years ago
Aww, thanks! Christina Tosi is totally outstanding and inspiring :)

Somehow the corn gives a malty flavor and brings out the butter taste but without making the cookies greasy - so so good.
chefsea2 years ago
I like this and a fun way to get grains in your diet.
shesparticular (author)  chefsea2 years ago
Thanks so much - hope you'll give them a try!
Wilmette2 years ago
I have seen packages of "corn flour" in the grocery stores of South Asian neighborhhods of Chicago. Y
shesparticular (author)  Wilmette2 years ago
Yep, it's available in other grocery stores as well. It's important to note though that what is often called "corn flour" in the UK is referred to as cornstarch in the US, and is not what should be used in these cookies.