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Cornbread Cookies

All the flavors of cornbread in a cookie form. These cornbread cookies allow you to have cookies for dinner anytime you want!

Cornbread Cookies

Cookies for dinner?! Yes, please!

Sometimes you just need a big bowl of comfort food and a cookie. Because what could be better than a cookie for dinner.

This recipe is my family’s new favorite way to eat cornbread. It is all the flavors of cornbread in the form of a cookie.

What Are Cornbread Cookies? 

Cornbread cookies are pretty much what they sound like they are. They are cornbread in the form of a cookie. It is a thick cornbread like batter baked like a cookie. 

I first heard about cornbread cookies from my mom. I instantly knew that they were something I needed to try. There was one problem though. Most of the recipes that I saw contained a cornbread mix. Now I know a lot of people love that famous box of cornbread mix. I understand that. It is easy and delicious.

However, I prefer homemade when I can. I was also looking for something that was easy to make gluten free so that my whole family could enjoy them.

So I did what I do when it comes to most recipes and I came up with my own homemade version. It took some work, but what I came up with is delicious! It is also very easy to make gluten free if you need a gluten free version.

Cornbread Cookies

These really are like cornbread in the form of a cookie. They are a light and fluffy cookie, but still a cookie. And what kid wouldn’t love the idea of eating cookies for dinner.

Cornbread cookies are perfect with a bowl of chili or soup. We had them last night with my beanless chili. They are also great with crock pot taco soup or taco soup without beans

My son loves to put honey on these to make them a little sweeter. No matter how you eat them they are delicious!

Cornbread Cookies

Yield: 20 cookies

Cornbread Cookies

Cornbread Cookies

Cornbread cookies are cornbread in the form of a cookie. They are delicious with a bowl of soup or chili.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes


  • 1 cup cornmeal ( gluten free cornmeal to make it gf)
  • 1 cup flour ( Use Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour to make gluten free)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl whisk together buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, and honey.
  4. Stir wet ingredients into cornmeal flour mixture. Stir just until combined.
  5. Scoop batter by the tablespoonful onto a cookie sheet. These spread some, so I only do about 9 cookies per cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until tops are lightly golden brown and cookies are set.
  7. Serve warm.


Other gluten free blends make work to make these gluten free, but I have only tested them with Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 gluten free blend.

Originally posted March 2017. Updated October 2020. 

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  1. Lynn, my mom came for lunch today and we enjoyed these with homemade soup. They were wonderful! Easier to make than corn muffins or cornbread and easier clean-up as far as baking pan, too. (I used parchment paper.) I used my Two-Ingredient Gluten-Free Flour Mix and added a little xanthan gum (as that’s not in my mix). I will definitely be making these again. Thanks so much for this recipe, dear!


    • I am so glad that you enjoyed them! I have only made this recipe with the Bob’s Blend so I am glad to know it worked with other gf flours.

  2. Brandette W. says

    I love this idea. Much easier for kids to eat too. Added it to my “to-try” pile. Thank you.

  3. I used Pamelas Artisanal flour cup for cup and they were perfect,

  4. Made these last night to go with chili and they were delish! I was a little concerned as I had to make them dairy free as well and didn’t realize I didn’t have enough Bob’s Red Mill flour until I was already mixing the ingredients. I made up the cup of flour with King Arthur’s 1:1 and substituted Earth’s Balance vegan stick for the melted butter and oat milk with a little vinegar for the buttermilk. Kinda risky but they still turned out great. Even my diehard southern, dry, non-sweet cornbread guy liked them. Fun riff on traditional cornbread, thank you!

    • I am so glad that you enjoyed them! And I am glad to know that all the changes worked well. It is quite the compliment when a diehard southerner likes a cornbread recipe. 🙂

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