Honey Cornflakes Cookies

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Honey joys are crispy cornflakes coated with honey and topped with chopped cherries. These cornflakes cookies are so easy to prepare, making it great for parties and the festive seasons.

Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 15 mins


Biskut Cornflakes Madu, Honey Joys

Malaysian, Singaporean


30 g butter
30 g honey
20 g cornflakes
maraschino cherries

Nutrition per Serving

378 kcal
42 g
24 g
2 g

Journal Snaps

Nov 7th, 2019 - Little helper in action. End result~ soggy bottom. He scooped the mixtures together with the cornflakes..>,< it is ok. They enjoyed the process. Will try again soon.
Soooo good!! My 3 year old loves it so much. I do have a question though.. Does anyone know why the paper gets stuck to the wrappers? 1 batch I made cane out clean but the 2nd batch is all stuck.
These are one of the most requested treats during Christmas time
Warning: these snacks are highly addictive! I’ve had to increase the volume by 10times just to keep up with my family. I’ve even had silly suggestions of making them into muffin sizes because the mini is just too small lol.
Remind me of Chinese New Year
It was delicious!! ♡ :)


Preparing honey joys or honey cornflake cookies needs only three ingredients namely plain cornflakes, honey and butter. Decorations are also made easy with just some crushed nuts or chopped Maraschino cherries. These cookies are extremely popular in Singapore and Malaysia during 'Hari Raya', a celebration by the Muslim community. In Australia and New Zealand, these cookies are known as honey joys and are served during birthday parties and even school festivals.

Healthy honey joys

A healthier version of honey joys uses coconut oil instead of butter. Honey is substituted with agave syrup. This would make a healthy version of honey joys and a vegan option. The amount of these ingredients need not be adjusted. Just follow as per recipe.

Use medium heat

When melting butter and cooking the honey, use medium heat. Do not use high heat as they may burn resulting in bitter flavours.

How to decorate honey joys?

Once ready, decorate them with maraschino cherries, pimp them up with nuts or even make it fun by adding some sprinkles over them. Another option is to pour melted chocolate over them. There is no end as to how you can make them more delicious or attractive. Go with your creativity.

How long can the cookies be kept?

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 and Singapore), it is best to store them in the refrigerator.

Honey cornflakes cookies are the easiest to prepare. Involve the kids and have a great time together making them. Churning up cookies for the festive seasons can be a daunting task. Hence, simple recipe like this is always appreciated.

Steps to Prepare

Honey Cornflakes Cookies Step 1

Step 1 of 3

    • 30 g butter
    • 30 g honey

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.

Honey Cornflakes Cookies Step 2

Step 2 of 3

    • 20 g cornflakes
    • nuts

Remove pan from heat and add cornflakes to the mixture. You may add nuts, according to your preference.

Honey Cornflakes Cookies Step 3

Step 3 of 3

    • maraschino cherries

Place the cornflakes into mini cupcake moulds. Decorate with a small piece of maraschino cherry. Bake in a preheated oven at 170 degrees Celsius for 8 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.

Published: July 11, 2014

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