Two-ingredient cookies. Well, three. Maybe four.

July 18, 2013


When Lloyd and Brad and I went to Lincoln on Wednesday, we stopped at an antique store that had a corn flake box from World War ___. (I don’t know history well.). Anyway, it had several ideas listed for saving your precious sugar ration, such as serving cereal with canned peaches and their syrup, then adding milk or cream. There was also a recipe on the box for two-ingredient cookies. We thought it would be fun to try, but didn’t buy the box. We just figured we would remember the recipe and google it if I forgot anything.

Well, I forgot a lot and guess what? Nobody else in the world has written this recipe down. Someone made a YouTube video about it, but didn’t list measurements, oven temp or time. So, in case this helps:

Preheat oven to 350.

Measure six cups of corn flakes into a big bowl. Big. Give yourself some stirring room.

Add one fourteen ounce can of sweetened condensed milk.


Not like that, you idiot.

Pour it in and fold together gently.

Scoop onto a non-stick cookie sheet or into cupcake liners. If you want to jazz these up, add craisins or chocolate chips, or both. Whatever.

Bake them for about 11 minutes or so or until they start to get golden brown on top. They will be gooey when warm. If you use the cupcake liners they won’t burn on the bottom but they will pull apart somewhat when you remove the liner. No biggie.

Ok, that’s it. Lauren out. (Sometime I’ll have to tell you about my mom’s lemonade pie. It also used sweetened condensed milk. Go figure. I bought no cans in my life, then two cans in one day.)


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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “Two-ingredient cookies. Well, three. Maybe four.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Sweetened condensed milk is so good! I got to lick the cans.
    The cookies were delicious. I liked the plain ones best.


  2. Peggy Said on:

    HAHAHAHA! I laughed out loud at the can in the cereal. HAHA!

    And so sugar was in shortage in WW___, but not sweet condensed milk? It seems like the opposite would be true for some reason.

    I wonder if this recipe would be as good with Rice Krispies? I like those better.


  3. Tammy Said on:

    My new favorite cereal is Special K Vanilla Almond -- I’m thinking that would work with this recipe, especially with the chocolate chips.


  4. Jane Sommerer Said on:

    I think it would be good with some slivered almonds. Added crunch.


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