All the flavors of cornbread in a cookie form. These cornbread cookies allow you to have cookies for dinner anytime you want!
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.
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.
My son loves to put honey on these to make them a little sweeter. No matter how you eat them they are delicious!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Set aside.
- In another bowl whisk together buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, and honey.
- Stir wet ingredients into cornmeal flour mixture. Stir just until combined.
- Scoop batter by the tablespoonful onto a cookie sheet. These spread some, so I only do about 9 cookies per cookie sheet.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes or until tops are lightly golden brown and cookies are set.
- 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.