These amazingly good cookies are chewy with a little bit of crunch and are packed full of delicious ingredients like coconut and pecans. Of course they also have cornflakes! Yes the humble cornflake cereal has been given a boost here and has become a little star in the making.
Interestingly, you would think the cornflakes would get soft and sort of soggy but no, they keep their crispiness and add a perfect balance of chewy and crispy to these sweet and oh so good cookies. It’s really hard to stop at just one … you have been warned!
I’ve given the recipe for making regular cookies and also for Gluten and Dairy Free options too so everyone can enjoy them.
The original recipe for these delicious florentines was from the lovely Laura of Bake Off fame. She made her version during the series competition and they were very well received and I think she may even have got rare “Hollywood Handshake” for them.
I used a slightly bigger cutter than recomended and changed one or two ingredients plus quantities. When I made a second batch, I decided to convert them to Gluten Free and they worked equally as well so a big bonus with these!
You could make them smaller as they really spread out hugely; I mean really spread out so leave tons of space between them and you will still probably have some spreading into each other but don’t worry, you can do a bit of adjusting once they’re out of the oven and still hot.
So let’s get on with making these perfect mouthfuls of delight …
Such a simple, sweet and totally delicious muffin recipe yet looks really professional. Definitely one to impress guests. The muffins are light and fluffy just as muffins should be even though this time you use a hand mixer. It’s not at all like a muffin recipe to do this but in order to completely combine the dulche de leche, it has to be done.
I found that making the muffins the day before you need them really deepens the flavour so it’s a great make ahead recipe too.
You can of course make your own dulche de leche but I buy a tin of the Carnation Condensed Cream Caramel and this works perfectly.