Cornmeal Cookies with Currants

Our recipe for Cornmeal Cookies with Currants makes a crunchy, wafer-like cookie. For a chewier consistency, bake each batch 2 minutes less than our instructions -- they're delicious, too.

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Yield: about 4 dozen Prep 25 mins  plus standing Bake 350°F 11 mins  per batch


  • 1 1/2 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups  yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup  butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups  sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup  currants


1. Combine flour and cornmeal in a medium bowl. Beat the butter, 3/4 cup sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks and vanilla and beat until well blended. Beat in flour mixture at low speed just until combined. Beat in currants. Let dough stand 10 minutes.

2. Heat oven to 350 degree F. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Pour remaining sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll each dough ball lightly in sugar, and place 3 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie to 1/4-inch thick with the bottom of a drinking glass that has been dipped in sugar. Bake until edges are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough. Makes about 4 dozen.


To Make These Goodies a Gift:
  • We nestled a trio of Caramel Pecan Bars, Almond-Raspberry Thumbprints, and Cornmeal Cookies With Currants in a small wooden berry basket, which can be purchased at most craft stores. Wrap a ribbon around the basket and garnish with a sprig of seasonal foliage, such as winterberries or holly.

Nutrition Facts

  • cal.(kcal)90,
  • Fat, total(g)5,
  • chol.(mg)19,
  • sat. fat(g)3,
  • carb.(g)12,
  • pro.(g)1,
  • sodium(mg)52,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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