Honey joys or honey cornflake cookies only needs three ingredients to prepare, namely plain cornflakes, honey and butter. Decorations are also made easy with some crushed nuts or chopped Maraschino cherry. These cookies are extremely popular in Singapore and Malaysia during Hari Raya, a celebration by the Muslim community. In Australia and New Zealand, the cookies are called honey joys and served during birthday parties or even school festivals.
A healthier version of honey joys uses coconut oil instead of butter. You may also substitute honey with agave syrup. Simply substitute butter with coconut oil and honey with agave nectar in this recipe. The recommended amount does not need to be adjusted. This would also make the healthier version of honey joys a vegan option.
When melting butter and cooking honey, use medium heat. Do not heat them at a high heat or they may burn, resulting in bitter flavours.
Once ready, decorate them with maraschino cherries, pimp them up with nuts or even make it fun by adding some sprinkles over them. Otherwise, pour some melted chocolate over it! There is no end as to how you can make them more delicious or attractive. Go with your imagination!
These cookies can be kept in an air tight container for about 2 weeks. If you live in an area where humidity is high (e.g. Malaysia, Singapore), it is best to store them in the refrigerator.
Honey cornflakes cookies are the easiest to prepare. It is also a great recipe to make with kids. Churning up enough cookies for the festive season can be a daunting task. Hence, such recipes are also appreciated!
Honey Cornflakes Cookies is also known as: Biskut Cornflakes MaduHoney Joys
Melt butter over medium heat. When butter melts, add honey and mix well. Once honey and butter mixture begins to thicken, little air bubbles will appear.
Remove pan from heat and add cornflakes into the mixture. If you like, add nuts to the mixture as well.
Place the cornflakes into mini cupcake moulds. Decorate with a small piece of maraschino cherry. Bake in a preheated oven for 170 degrees Celsius for 8 minutes. Allow cooling before serving.