Butterscotch or Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies {12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies}

Around Christmastime a huge controversy rages in our house. It’s intense and we just can’t agree. We plead our cases but we just can’t relate. What is all this drama about? It’s all over butterscotch. Joel is a huge fan of it but me, not so much. When I really thought about it I realized a lot of his favorite desserts and family classics revolve around butterscotch. Monkey bread, butterscotch pudding and these cookies have graced special occasions as he grew up so they seem to have a special place in his heart. So I always fold. But this year, I’m making my favorite cornfake cookie too. I personally love anything with peanut butter so the peanut butter version were always a favorite of mine growing up.

What’s so great about these cookies is that both versions can be made from start to finish in about 5 minutes. I always seem to be attracted to the more intricate cookies at Christmas so these are great when you need to add a quick, easy cookie to your list to even out the work load. And I’m pretty sure I might have to deal with a  temper tantrum (from the 26 year old, not the 1 year old) if I didn’t make these.

Which do you prefer, butterscotch or peanut butter?

Butterscotch Cornflake Cookies

12 oz. butterscotch chips
4 Tbsp. peanut butter
4 cups cornflakes

Melt butterscotch and peanut butter together. Stir in cornflakes. Drop on waxed paper.

Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 cups cornflakes

Cook sugar and corn syrup in a large pan until sugar has melted. Remove from heat and add peanut butter. Stir in cornflakes and drop onto waxed paper.


  1. I’ve never seen these before, but how easy and delicious do these look?

  2. I just love Cornflake Cookies and yours look delicious! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a wonderful week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. just use peanut butter chips instead of butterscotch chips… :)

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