It's funny how food can rule your thoughts (and actions). Without us even realizing it...
Your days spent thinking about what's for dinner; your mornings thinking about what to grab at the store; dinner is planned for friends in town and a Sunday is spent prepping for the week's meals.
And for me, I'm constantly thinking about new cookies to bake. Be it while walking, shopping, running...
Last week the idea of a sweet corn cookie flooded my thoughts, and really didn't escape until I baked them two days later.
I know what you may be thinking: sweet corn... in a cookie?
And no, we aren't just talking about cornmeal.
Last month, I had a bit more sweet corn in my kitchen than I normally do, thanks to a delivery from Green BEAN delivery (read more on that here!). So, I decided to incorporate an ear into a baked good.
We stir it into cornbread and muffins, so why not a cookie?
I took a cornmeal cookie and added one ear of fresh sweet corn, cut right off the cob. The result is a cookie with cornbread-like flavor, and the soft kernels in each bite add another pop of sweetness.
Sweet Corn Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 ear fresh sweet corn, cut off the cob
- Raw sugar, for rolling
- Whisk together the flour and cornmeal in a small bowl. Set aside.
- In a mixer, blend the butter until creamy. Add the coconut oil until combined. Then, add the sugar, egg and vanilla.
- Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until combined. Fold in the corn kernels.
- Roll dough into tablespoon-size balls and roll in the raw sugar. Place on a cookie sheet and press down slightly. Sprinkle with a bit more sugar, if desired.
- Bake at 350 for about 8-10 minutes. Rotate sheets halfway through baking. When you take them out o f the oven, l et the cookies cool on the cookie sheet for 5-10 minutes.
These are best shared with family or friends. You can store them in the freezer, so you will always have some on-hand. Instant gift!