Cornbread Cookies #SundaySupper

Cornbread Cookies #SundaySupper

I love to watch fireworks on TV.  That’s right, while everyone else is heading to fireworks displays in their community or even shooting some off themselves (I really wish my neighbors wouldn’t do that), I’m in the comfort of my air conditioned, mosquito free home watching the light display on my flat screen, the music that accompanies the fireworks making me bob my head.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it must be awesome to see fireworks in person.  Yep, I’ve never seen them in person.  Mom, Dad, and I were going to see some once many years ago, but we got impatient waiting and those pesky bugs were making themselves too known for our taste.  We can see a few fireworks from our driveway but as the trees get bigger and bigger, it gets harder to see.  I imagine they are really something special, though.

Cornbread Cookies #SundaySupper

Cornbread Cookies #SundaySupper

But they’re pretty special on TV too, particularly with the advent of high definition TV.  On the fourth itself, I’ll enjoy the Macy’s fireworks, but there’s nothing like the Ford fireworks here in Detroit.  They were last Monday, and Detroit is actually quite well known for this annual spectacle.  About one million people head downtown to watch an amazing half hour long display in all different colors with smiley faces and hearts.  It’s pretty amazing all the different kinds of fireworks they have.  Mom even stayed awake during the show this year, so it really must have been impressive!  Plus there’s great music accompanying them.

I have watched the Detroit fireworks every year for about fifteen years.  It’s one of my favorite summer rituals, as the news anchors I watch every day bring special prime time coverage.  This year, they actually had to preempt the Stanley Cup finals when the Blackhawks won the Cup.  Sorry, hockey fans!  It didn’t bother me, and during the broadcast, they aired some Tweets and mine made the cut!  Mom and I did a happy dance!  It was the best fireworks yet, and I already can’t wait to see what they come up with for next year.  Yes, I’ll still be watching on TV.

Cornbread Cookies #SundaySupper

Your Fourth of July cookout needs some dessert fireworks, so may I suggest these Cornbread Cookies.  I’ve been thinking about making them for awhile and am so glad I finally did.  They taste so much like cornbread, just a little sweeter and with a bit of a finer texture, plus they’re in cookie form.  They’re perfect because what cookout is complete without cornbread and cookies?  They also happen to be gluten free.  These cookies will be gone well before the sun sets and the fireworks begin.

 Cornbread Cookies #SundaySupper

Cornbread Cookies #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 10 cookies


1 cup corn flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)

½ cup oat flour (or rice flour, all-purpose would probably work too)

½ cup cornstarch

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature


In a medium bowl, stir together corn flour, oat flour, cornstarch, and baking powder. In another medium bowl, cream sugar, egg, and butter until light and fluffy. I did this by hand, but a hand or stand mixer would work too. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Refrigerate the dough for 1-2 hours.

Place about golf ball sized portions of dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet and press down gently. They will only spread a little. Bake 12-15 minutes until light golden brown and the cookies are set. Cool completely on trays or they will fall apart. Cookies may be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to 4 months. Thaw at room temperature for about an hour.


Recipe adapted from The Hill Country Cook

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  1. Your cornbread cookies sound great! This is such a different recipe! Very creative!

  2. I love cornbread! These cookies are pure genius! 🙂

  3. I’ve always lived within walking distance of our town’s fireworks display, so the idea of watching it on TV is completely foreign to me. I didn’t even know they put them on TV!

    These cookies sound great! I love the buttery sweetness of cornbread.

  4. Cornbread cookies – WHAT?!?!? Awesome! What a great idea!

  5. I think live fireworks are ok…but sometimes it is so hot and crowded, I wouldn’t mind watching them on TV instead 😉

  6. I agree with you about fireworks, they are lovely from home!! That and parades I avoid like the plague. Call me a party pooper!! Now those cookies look fabulous and I love cornbread so I now I would love these too!

    • Oh, yes, the famous Thanksgiving parade here in Detroit – I only watch that on TV too! No need to battle traffic, street closures, weather, and one million of my closest friends.

  7. Great idea cornbread cookies. Simple materials with excellent result.

  8. Aw you should see fireworks in person at least once for the experience!

  9. Ooh, yum! I have never tried cornbread before, but these cookies look fantastic!

  10. I´ve watched my share of fireworks on many ocassions, and they´re an amazing site, but always over too soon, no matter how long they last! Cornbread cookies, that´s a neat idea for a bbq. They look terrific Laura!

  11. I love different cookies…and I can’t wait to try these!

    • They are different cookies and it’s so nice they’re not more sugar cookies or snickerdoodles. Thanks, Jen!

  12. I’ve seen enough fireworks to last me a lifetime…I am happy to watch from indoors these days, too. I’d love to try your cookies…I’ve never used cornflour in a cookie before, but I bet they’re yummy 🙂

  13. I’ve never had cornbread cookies! And I love cornbread, too – I need to try these. Fireworks? I can take them or leave them. I’d never tune in to see them on TV (mainly because I so rarely watch TV I’d never think about it), and would see them live only when they’re really close to home. But they are pretty!

  14. Whaaaaat? You’ve never seen fireworks in person?! You need to girl! These cornbread cookies are so unique, and they look really tasty!

  15. Wouldn’t these be awesome with fresh berries? Oh yeah….

  16. Cornbread and BBQ are perfect together. This is such a fun idea for a cookie!

  17. I missed the Detroit fireworks this year – on TV, I mean. I saw them live once, and it really wasn’t worth it. We were basically trapped down there after the fireworks ended – it took about 3 hours to get back to our car and onto the freeway. No thanks to that again.

    You should head to a Tigers game this summer – they have free fireworks after the games on Friday and Saturday night! Even if you’re not a baseball fan, the fireworks alone are worth the ticket price! They’re really good.

    • Yeah, I don’t think I’ll ever go to the fireworks in person. It’s way too much trouble. I have heard the Tigers have good fireworks – I’ll have to check it out.

  18. I would like a big plate of these for the 4th of July. They sound amazing and so different!

  19. Mmmm I love the idea of cornbread in the form of a cookie. These look absolutely perfect!

  20. You know, I think I’m not the opposite…I’m not sure that I’ve ever watched fireworks on TV!

    These cookies sound delicious. The perfect treat to have around!

  21. I love watching fireworks in person, but I have to admit that each year I get a little less excited about facing the swarms of people and mosquitos. I may join you on the couch this year! Will you bring some cornbread cookies?

  22. Neat! I love it… can only imagine what it’d be like with a honey glaze too

  23. Ooh never tried cornbread cookies but they sure look delicious!!!I’ve been to a few fireworks but wouldn’t mind sitting in front of the TV if I had some of your cookies to enjoy 🙂

  24. Diana @EatMoveShine says:

    What a unique recipe! And a lovely post!!! 😉

  25. These look super 😀 fab idea!

  26. I love how fluffy and light they look! And they are gluten free! Happy 4th of July!

  27. Debbie Eccard says:

    Oh, I love cornbread, though I haven’t had it in forever. I bet these are wonderful…

  28. Sounds like a tender cookie!

  29. Oooh…I HAVE to try these cookies out! I love cornbread, so a cookie form sounds spectacular.

  30. I can’t believe you’ve never seen fireworks! My parents’ neighborhood does fireworks so this year I took pictures. A little tricky but I think I got some shots. Is corn flour the same as corn meal?

    • Corn flour is not the same as corn meal. The flour is much finer. You could try to make these with corn meal, but I think they may be too gritty. Perhaps you could put corn meal in a food processor to make it a little finer?

  31. I love this idea -I totally have some corn flour to use up too! Happy late 4th f July, I love fireworks too 🙂


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